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Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes is resigning his seat on a board overseeing the development of a controversial land-based port in northwest Salt Lake City. 

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As the end of the legislative session approaches, lawmakers are taking on the toughest issues — teaching constituents how a bill becomes a law. And, they did it in song ... no, not that song. A more awkward, classically Utah rap to the tune of "Fresh Prince of Bellaire" titled "Fresh Prints of Bills Here."

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The gavel has fallen and the Utah Legislature is officially in session! This week we dissect opening speeches by Gov. Gary Herbert and House Speaker Greg Hughes, then Speaker Hughes will also join us later in the episode for our “Better Know a Lawmaker” segment. To wrap it up, we'll sprint through some of the bills that have started to gain momentum on the hill.

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Utah House Republican leaders are asserting their powers amid an ongoing dispute with the executive branch over last year's special congressional election.

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Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes will not seek reelection at the end of the year. But he says he won’t be a lame duck, and expects his last session to be his best. 

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Utah lawmakers say affordable housing will be a top priority in this year’s legislative session, which begins later this month. They say it goes hand-in-hand with ongoing efforts to combat homelessness.

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The Utah Legislature is getting a new human resources administrator to oversee all its employees. It comes at a time when state legislatures across the country are re-evaluating their workplace policies.  

View From The Gallery: Week 1

Jan 29, 2016

The 2016 Utah Legislative session has begun and while week one saw little work on actual bills, it did see an overabundance of speeches. KUER’s Brian Grimmett has the full recap in this Week’s View From the Gallery.

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The 2016 session of the Utah Legislature began on Monday. Listen to some of the sounds of the opening day from the State Capitol.