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‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Catching up with two rookie lawmakers

Two new legislators discuss their first session on Capitol Hill.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Doug Owens, former two-time Democratic candidate in the 4th Congressional District, joins the "Utah Politics" podcast to discuss his first session in the Utah House of Representatives.

Two high-profile freshmen in the Utah House join the program to discuss how they’re adapting to their jobs after taking office last month.

We first chat with Rep. Jordan Teuscher, R-South Jordan, who is sponsoring several controversial bills dealing with free speech on campus, limiting when voters can switch parties and curbing the use of paid signature gatherers to put an issue on the ballot.

Then Rep. Doug Owens, D-Millcreek, talks about a public lands bill he’s sponsoring with Republican Phil Lyman. Owens, a two-time candidate for Congress, details how serving in the Utah Legislature is different from the partisan gridlock in Washington.

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