Short conversations with Utah's leading policymakers about issues being addressed by the state legislature. #utpol #uted
Week 6 Townhall: Transgender Athletes, Vaccine Passports, the Hope Scholarship, and Preparing for the Last Week of the 2022 General Session
Senator Weiler is joined with Representative Melissa Ballard and Representative Ray Ward to discuss the most controversial bills of the week and what to look forward to in the chaos of the final week.
SB231: Preliminary Hearing Amendments
Looking forward to the Interim, Senator Weiler is joined by Mark Moffat to present SB231 in the hopes that one day, the State of Utah will once again have thorough preliminary hearings.
SB120: One Step Toward Juvenile Justice Reform Through the Elimination of Court Fines and Fees
Senator Weiler presents SB120 to the Senate standing committee with Pam Vickrey, Director of the Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys, and Will Carlson, Chief Policy Officer, Justice Division at the District Attorney's Office.
Week 4 Townhall: Mail-In Voting, the Importance of Women Having Representation, and the New Media Restrictions on Capitol Hill.
Senator Todd Weiler discusses fears about mail-in voting, the importance of having women at the legislative table, and new restrictions for the media on Capitol Hill with Representative Melissa Ballard and Representative Raymond Ward.
SB155 & SB179: Predatory Guardianship and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative
It's Week 4 and this week, Senator Weiler is joined by former Legislative Analyst Benjamin Christensen to talk about SB155 amending guardianship and conservatorship laws. Senator Weiler presents SB179 which is part of a larger push for Criminal Justice Reform. He is joined by Will Carlson from the District Attorney's Office and Utah Chiefs of Police Association President, Tom Ross, to express support for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.
Week 3 Townhall: How Bad Bills Die, the ERA, and Everything You Need to Know About the Legislative Process and Rules
Senator Todd Weiler discusses the legislative process, Rules Committee, and how bills die or succeed with Representative Melissa Ballard and Representative Raymond Ward.
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Entertaining and informative
This podcast is both entertaining and informative. It helps humanize the people making policy and creates an honest but non confrontational environment for discussion around important issues. Would recommend this to anyone curious about the state legislature or hoping to learn more about local Utah politics.
Only for Utahns
If you’re a Utahn and you give a hoot about your representation in the state legislature, this is well worth a listen. Senator Weiler sits down one-on-one with his fellow legislators and has conversations that let you get to know more about them (and him) and what they stand for. Having the senator play interviewer is very relaxed and friendly - it’s not a hardball/softball interview and more like you’re the fly on the wall at a mixer. Episodes are short and frequent so far, with decent production values.