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Sunday Edition: 2013 Legislature and proposed assault weapons ban

By Richard Piatt | Posted - Jan 27th, 2013 @ 9:00am



Overview

In this Sunday Edition: a preview of Utah's 2013 Legislative Session. We'll talk to legislators, reporters and political experts about what we can expect this year. Plus, the latest gun debate has fired up both sides. Doug Wright offers his opinion on how to have a logical discussion. And lots of people see whales off the coast of California, but most people have never seen a pod like this one.

Segment 1

Monday, it starts. Utah's 60th Legislature — an annual event that often comes with a mix of anticipation and dread — convenes.

Important topics at the top of the agenda this year include: Education funding, ethics reform, and even taxes may be up for debate. Richard Piatt welcomed Representative Don Ipson of Saint George, the Assistant Majority Whip and Representative Rebecca Chavez Houck, Assistant Minority Whip to talk it over.

Segment 2

Richard Piatt continued his legislative preview with Deseret News reporters Lisa Riley Roche and Dennis Romboy and Steve Kroes, president of the Utah Foundation.

Segment 3

Last week, Democrats in Washington proposed bringing back an assault weapons ban first passed in 1994. There is obviously going to be a lot of debate on the issue, so Doug Wright makes the case for a more civil discussion.

Richard Piatt

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