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Yet another busy week! We’ve analyzed and ranked 12 more bills, gave live coverage of the 2013 SLCO Inaugurations, and put out another UPC internet show! As it turns out, UPC will also be featured on Channel 2 this weekend about quickly we’re growing to become the best source for political news in Utah. It’s all thanks to your support, so keep clicking!

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Daniel ThatcherOversimplifying the Education Budget Can Lead To Horrible Consequences 
Often times when analyzing legislation, bills can appear to be sound, logical, and even reasonable upon first glance. But, after analyzing many bills over many years, one starts to learn that these types of bills are the ones that you have to hold to the highest level of scrutiny…
DSCF0189Photo Gallery: 2013 SLCO Inauguration
We’ve got 39 exlusive photos of the SLCO Inaugurations this week. Mayor Ben McAdams, Councilman Sam Granato, outgoing Mayor Peter Corroon and more!
This isn’t from us.. but it’s worth a read. The Salt Lake Tribune has broken a story about how an indicted businessman says our newly elected Attorney General John Swallow may have been involved in bribery and fraud.

Don’t forget to listen to the UPC Podcast!

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This week, Eric & Curtis discuss GOP Gun Restriction Bills and Quirky Fixes to Education Funding

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Don’t forget, the podcast airs Monday mornings on UtahPoliticalCapitol.com! This week’s guest is former Republican Representative and blogger, Holly Richardson.


This Week’s Analyzed Bills, From Best to Worst

Bill Number Title Sponsor Rank
HB 271 Funding For Public Education Rep. Bird +5
HB 55 Education Funding Amendments Rep. Briscoe +5
HJR 1 Joint Resolution Expressing Support for the Utah Compact Rep. Hemingway +5
SJR 4 Joint Resolution on Ethics Complaint Procedures Sen. Robles +4
SB 108 Civil Rights Amendments Relating to Persons with a Disability Sen. Jones +4
HB 262 Unaffiliated Voter Amendments Rep. Hall +3
HB 31 Enticing a Minor Amendments Rep. Webb +3
HB 274 Tax Credits for Employing a Homeless Person Rep. King +3
SB 39 Parental Responsibility For Sex Education Sen. Reid +2
SB 128 Financial Transparency In Education Sen. Thatcher -3
HB 268 Disorderly Conduct Amendments Rep. Ray -4
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