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The 2019 Utah Legislative Session In Review

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House Speaker Brad Wilson announced the legislature would not be moving forward with a massive tax reform bill this session.

Friday, we’re recapping the 2019 Utah Legislative session. There's a lot to talk about, from the shrinking of voter-approved Medicaid expansion, to restrictions on abortion rights, stronger beer, and a stronger hate crimes law.

RadioWest divider.

Friday, we’re recapping the 2019 Utah Legislative session. It began when legislators raced to shrink voter-approved Medicaid expansion. Two bills to restrict abortion rights are now awaiting Governor Gary Herbert’s signature. There was lots of talk about a sweeping tax reform, but that never got off the ground. However, both a stronger hate crimes law and stronger beer were approved. Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke and KUER reporters Julia Ritchey and Nicole Nixon join Doug. We hope you will, too.

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.
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