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‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Vetoes and the ‘pandemic endgame’ with Utah Gov. Spencer Cox

He also identifies some bad bills that fell by the wayside.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) Gov. Spencer Cox steps into the House chamber following Rep. Francis Gibson, R-Mapleton, motion March 5, 2021, that the Legislature hear from “Gov. Gary Herbert” at the end of the legislative session. House Speaker Brad Wilson noted that the motion script apparently had the name of the former executive branch leader, a mix up that drew laughter from the body.

This week, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is our guest.

He discusses his first legislative session as the state’s chief executive, which bills he may consider vetoing, and how he negotiated with lawmakers to set April 10 as the day for ending Utah’s statewide mask mandate.

Cox also talks about the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill passed by Congress and we get his thoughts on raising the minimum wage.

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