Take 2 Podcast: red flag law, Utah drought, legislative water changes

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Greg Hughes & Maura Carabello

Governor signals openness to Red Flag law discussion.

Utah Drought: So far, no sign of a special session.

Do we need an executive order to save water? Would it do any good?

Some cities are offering cash if you flip your strip: South Jordan- “A cash rebate of $1.00 per square foot is available to residential customers who convert the landscaping in their park strips from lawn to a water-efficient design. Program participants who attend a free park strip class will receive $1.25 per square foot of grass removed and replaced with water-efficient landscaping.”

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’

Legislative Water Changes

  • HB242, $250 million in grants to fast-track metering of secondary water- that has until now been a free for all.
  • HB410, puts the Utah Department of Natural Resources in charge of the selection process for a conservation/trust and award money

US Senate Race: Sabato’s Crystal Ball moved Utah’s U.S. Senate race from “Safe Republican” to “Likely Republican” after a recent DesNews Hinckley Poll putting Lee at 41% McMullin 37%

Homeless problems in Salt Lake City: Is it getting worse?