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Stories by Robert Gehrke

Gehrke: A horse-racing aficionado in the Senate wants Utah to legalize playing the ponies

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke 3d ago

Gehrke: The tax task is looking like it will be a bigger lift than lawmakers are able to muster

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke 5d ago

Gehrke: Legislators and landlords have kept Utah cities from keeping apartments livable; now residents are forced out

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke February 14

Gehrke: Here’s quite possibly the best bill Utah’s lawmakers will see in 2019. It expands college access and helps the economy.

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke February 13

Gehrke: All of us may end up paying for San Juan County’s litigious streak

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke February 11

Gehrke: Utah’s cities should abide by the same gift rules as legislators and that means no more Jazz tickets or expensive meals

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke February 7

Gehrke: Utah lawmakers warn that Medicaid has busted other state budgets, but has it really?

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke February 6

Gehrke: If we want to reduce suicide in Utah, this red flag bill is a good place to start

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke February 4

Gehrke: After the State of the State does Utah Gov. Gary Herbert live up to his promises? We checked.

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 31

Gehrke: We can refine Utah’s Medicaid expansion without undermining the will of voters

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 30

Gehrke: If I wrote Speaker Wilson’s opening-day speech, it would be more entertaining and go something like this

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 28

Gehrke: That birth certificate bill? It’s a punitive swipe at Utah’s transgender community and it must be rejected.

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 24

Gehrke: Utah film incentive could help rural communities benefit from their spectacular backdrops

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 23

Gehrke: Utah taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay the cost of pointless abortion bans

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 21

Gehrke: Utah’s medical marijuana law will have a test case. Bryan Melchior shouldn’t be it.

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 17

Gehrke: It’s time to end this stupid, pointless government shutdown

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 16

Gehrke: Millcreek is turning to the Legislature for help as it fights with Salt Lake City over Brickyard Plaza

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 14

Gehrke: This is why Utah needs to tax things like cosmetic surgeries and landscaping, just not newspaper subscriptions or houses

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 10

Gehrke: Sen. Mike Lee’s criticism of the governor could be laying the groundwork to strip power from Utah voters

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 9

Gehrke: The old boys network in San Juan County isn’t going to give up power without a fight

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 7

Gehrke: I have crafted the definitive 2018 news quiz for Utah. Can you select the right answers?

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 3

Gehrke: Who wields the power in Utah politics? Some familiar faces and some new ones make the 2019 list.

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke January 2

Gehrke: After pretty much nailing my 2018 predictions, here’s what I say will happen in 2019

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke December 31, 2018

Gehrke: What BYU’s David Magleby learned in his four decades studying Utah politics, and why he thinks we live in a scary time

Robert Gehrke By Robert Gehrke December 27, 2018