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‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Utah lawmakers consider spending big on transportation

And Sen. Dan McCay talks about his bill on changing candidates path to the primary ballot.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Rep. Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, is proposing a massive $2.26 billion transportation spending bill which includes $1.4 billion in new bonding for projects.

This week legislative leaders introduced what they say is the largest transportation funding proposal in the history of Utah.

HB433 contains $2.26 billion in spending on transit and infrastructure projects. Part of that spending package is $1.4 billion in bonding.

House Majority Whip Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, joins the podcast to discuss why he thinks it’s a good time for the state to borrow billions of dollars even though there’s a record amount of extra money to spend this year.

Also joining the program is Sen. Dan McCay to speak on HB205. That bill gives political parties the power to decide how their candidates reach the primary ballot. Critics say the bill undoes the SB54 compromise which established the signature path to the primary ballot.

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