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March 11: Legislative overview, caucuses and the Republican race


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OverviewThe Utah Legislature has adjourned for the year. We'll discuss the new laws it made and how well legislators did representing you. Plus, Utah's real election is this week. We'll explain how to get involved in your neighborhood Democratic or Republican caucus. And Super Tuesday wasn't super for any single candidate. Where does the Republican race head now? We'll get a debrief with our team of political specialists all in this Sunday Edition.

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The Utah Legislature adjourned this past week, concluding a "comparatively" quiet 45 days of lawmaking. The elected representatives on the hill passed a 13- Billion dollar budget, and thumbed their noses at Washington over sovereignty issues, but the divisive issue of immigration didn't come up, and no scandals erupted. Which is not to say there wasn't controversy. Marjorie Cortez and Dennis Romboy covered the session for the Deseret News. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright, as always, had his hand on the pulse of the voters as well as the lawmakers. They joined us to interpret what just took place.

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Coming this week to a neighborhood location near you: The most hands-on, grass roots chance you may ever have to have a voice in the outcomes of Utah politics. This Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., your neighborhood Democratic caucuses. Thursday at 7 p.m., the Republicans take their turn. Democratic Party State Chairman Jim Dabakis and Utah Republican Party State Chairman Thomas Wright join us today to outdo each other on why you should attend.

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Super Tuesday has come and gone. How much has the race for the Republican presidential nomination changed, if at all? On our political roundtable today: Lisa Riley-Roche of the Deseret News, who covered Super Tuesday from Ohio, John Daley of KSL, who was reporting last week from Georgia, and Richard Piatt, who also worked the story from the battleground state of Ohio for KSL.

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