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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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Dirty air in the Utah Clean Air Caucus

In 2014 there was a new caucus in the Utah Legislature – a bipartisan “Clean Air Caucus.”  There is no official list of who the members are, but through some

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Honest Campaign Ads: Justin Miller edition

In case you haven’t heard, Democratic Representative Justin Miller has been accused of embezzling up to $30,000 from the campaign accounts of Democrats Ben McAdams and Diane Turner when he

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Healthy Utah is a tough pill to swallow

Governor Herbert is one of the few Republican Governors in the country that is promoting Medicaid expansion.  Under Obamacare, each state can choose whether or not to expand Medicaid (thanks

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Just 24% of Utah legislative candidates are women

There are only 17 women in the Utah legislature, 12 in the house and 5 in the senate. That means only 16.3%  of legislators in Utah are women. Of the

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Should the Utah Legislature Raise the Legal Age for Tobacco Use?

Senator Stuart Reid has introduced a bill (S.B. 12) to increase the age requirement to 21 years old for anyone purchasing, possessing, or even “being present at certain establishments where

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Should you need a government license to work in Utah?

Recently, advocates for economic liberty in Utah saw a small victory as a judge ruled in favor of African-style hairbraider Jestina Clayton. Jestina had the audacity to braid hair for

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