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‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Wrapping up the 2021 Utah Legislature

House Speaker Brad Wilson and Senate President Stuart Adams join the program.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) House Speaker Brad R. Wilson, R-Kaysville, cracks up when Rep. Scott Chew, R-Jensen, unaware of some technical changes to one of his bills, responds “motion to circle, I don’t know what the heck this is about!” Speaker Wilson responds “it’s your resolution, Rep. Chew!” cracking up. “Motion to concur?” Rep. Chew replies as the House bursts into laughter, showing signs of being punchy tired on the second to last day of the legislative session on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

The 2021 Utah Legislature is winding down. During the last 45 days, lawmakers set the state’s $22 billion budget, which included more than $400 million in new education funding and more than $1 billion for transportation projects.

This week, we sit down for separate conversations with House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, and Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, to wrap up the 2020 session. We discuss what they were able to accomplish during a pandemic, this year’s unexpected budget bonanza and navigating a relationship with a new governor.

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