Heidi Hatch is back with another rousing political debate featuring Jim Dabakis and Greg Hughes on this week’s Take 2 podcast.
The topic foremost on their mind’s this Friday: Possible weekend protests in utah and across the Country.
- Governor Cox declared a state of emergency
- Salt Lake City Police and Mayor Erin Mendenhall say no violence will be permitted. Is this a change after 2020 protests?
- The Utah National Guard is headed to D.C. for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Next, the Utah Legislative Session goes online amid fears of unrest: How does this change citizen involvement?
In on of his first acts as governor, Spencer Cox proposed a new $21.7 state budget that includes:
- $250 million to assist the state’s public health partners, households, businesses and schools affected by the coronavirus
- $125 million for an upskilling initiative focused on helping those out of work or needing a better job
- $350 million to double-track FrontRunner
- $50 million to improve transportation in the Wasatch canyons
- $125 million for open space and trails
- $125 million for rural infrastructure including expanding broadband access
- $112 million for educator bonuses
- $80 million tax cut
They also check in on Utah’s vaccine rollout: Are we winning?
Finally, President Donald Trump became the first American president to be impeached twice. Should there be a trial in the Senate? Should there be a second vote not allowing Trump to run again?
- Greg Hughes (R)
- Jim Dabakis (D)
Host: Heidi Hatch