Posts From Michael Jolley

Michael Jolley
Michael Jolley 29 posts

Michael has been active in Utah politics since 2009 and admits he still has a lot to learn. He lives in Provo with his wife Jessica and their two small children. Follow Michael on Twitter: @UTJolley

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The unintended consequences for Utah Republicans of not passing a meaningful medical cannabis bill

Will citizen initiative for medical cannabis make 2016 the year of the Democrats in Utah? Utah Senator Mark Madsen’s Medical Cannabis Act (SB73) hit a bump in the road when

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Countering (some of) Dan Liljenquist’s 2016 predictions

In his Deseret News column, former Utah state senator Dan Liljenquist laid out 20 predictions for 2016. Below I’ll go through each of his predictions and add some commentary of my

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45 Podcast ep. 9 – Utah Access +, Democratic debate, GOP presidential race, 2016 Utah elections

In episode 9 we talked about the death of Medicaid expansion in Utah (but it could be resurrected soon), the Democratic presidential debate, the GOP candidates for president, 2016 Utah elections,

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How Medicaid Expansion hurts Utah’s most vulnerable

With a special legislative session addressing Medicaid expansion in Utah expected to take place next month, a lot has been written about the “gang of 6” plan (the gang of

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45 Podcast ep. 8 – Ashley Madison hack, prison relocation, Jonathan Johnson, Planned Parenthood

In episode 8 of the FortyFive politics podcast things got a little crazy as we talked about Ashley Madison, prison relocation, Jonathan Johnson’s run for governor, 00:00-1:03 – Intro 01:04-27:12 –

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Herbert’s latest Medicaid expansion plan is as bad as the last

Utah’s “Gang of Six” (Gov. Gary Herbert, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, House Speaker Greg Hughes, House Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan and Sen. Brian Shiozawa) has come

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45 Podcast ep. 7 – New Medicaid expansion framework, Doug Owens announces another run

In episode 7 of the FortyFive politics podcast we talked about the Utah Medicaid expansion compromise from the “Gang of Six” and we also discussed Democrat Doug Owens’ second bid for

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45 Podcast ep. 6 – Jason Chaffetz online sales tax, guest Senator Margaret Dayton

In episode 6 of the FortyFive politics podcast we talked about Jason Chaffetz online sales tax proposal and we spoke with Senator Margaret Dayton about a federal takeover of Utah water.

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45 Podcast ep. 5 – Sean Reyes campaign donations, guest Billy Hesterman of Utah Taxpayers Association

In episode 5 of the FortyFive politics podcast we talked about Attorney General Sean Reyes’ connections to Etagz and we had special guest Billy Hesterman of the Utah Taxpayers Association on

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Utah women on the ten dollar bill

The U.S. Treasury Department announced recently that they will put a woman on the $10 bill starting in 2020. Since they haven’t decided yet who will go on the currency, I