‘Trib Talk’: Utah Republican and Democratic leaders discuss their priorities for the 2019 session

Senate President Stuart Adams, Rep. Angela Romero, Sen. Karen Mayne and Speaker of the House Brad Wilson.

The 2019 legislative session began on Monday, kicking off 45 days of debate on hundreds of proposed pieces of legislation. Legislative leaders cite a familiar list of priorities, including funding for education and efforts to improve air quality, health care costs and transportation.

But the session comes on the heels of a controversial move by lawmakers to replace a medical marijuana law, approved by popular vote, with a plan of their own making. And with two other ballot initiatives successfully added to the state code, supporters worry that Medicaid expansion and an independent redistricting commission could be the next to undergo major surgery in the Legislature.

On this week’s episode of “Trib Talk," House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, and Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, join Benjamin Wood to discuss their hopes and expectations for this year’s legislative session.

“Trib Talk” is produced by Sara Weber with additional editing by Dan Harrie. Comments and feedback can be sent to tribtalk@sltrib.com, or to @bjaminwood or @tribtalk on Twitter.

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