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2013 Legislative Wrap-up

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Monday, we're looking back at Utah's 2013 legislative session. It wasn't full of fireworks and brawls, but there were some interesting debates. A freshman representative tried to take the decision on Medicaid expansion away from the Governor's office, the Senate haggled for weeks over moving the State Prison and it remains to be seen if the Governor will veto a bill that does away with concealed carry permits. Doug and his panel of reporters and observers assess what happened and what it could mean moving forward.


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.