Take 2: 4.8% beer, tax reform bill, charter school-lawmaker link

 Episode 5 of the popular Take 2 podcast included a special guest in addition to Heidi Hatch moderating a lively debate between former state lawmakers Greg Hughes and Jim Dabakis.

The hot topics they discussed included Hughes expressing his concerns about a Beyond the Books investigation into the connection between charter schools and lawmakers.

Other topics debated include:

  • A ban on texting while driving: The bill is dead for a third year, even after 75% of Utahns said they wanted it in a recent Hinckley/Salt Lake Tribune poll.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert, in a surprising turn of events, says he’s on board with a higher alcohol content bill. Will he have a chance to sign it?
  • Brigham Young University Police : What appears to be the third and possible final nail in its coffin.
  • The Inland Port and the idea of rural spokes: Good idea or just plain stupid.
  • The tax reform bill: It’s 257 pages long. Have any of us actually read it? AND it was the talk of Capitol Hill. 
  • A 2News Behind the Books investigation into charter schools and legislators’ influence. Hughes had some major issues with the story. We let him address them with guest,  investigative reporter Chris Jones. The debate gets even more heated in Episode 6 of the Take 2 podcast on March 8. You won’t want to miss it!