State Representative Resigns, & More On Friday's Behind The Headlines

Feb 9, 2018

Credit Salt Lake Tribune

St. George Republican Rep. Jon Stanard abruptly resigns from office, citing a desire to spend time with his ailing father. But soon after the announcement, allegations that he paid a prostitute for sex surface. Rob Porter, a Trump administration official with ties to Utah's senators, quits after his ex-wives accuse him of physical abuse. And the Utah House advances a $1.72 million tax break proposal for EnergySolutions, a radioactive waste company. 


At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, health, education and environment editor Tony Semerad, senior managing editor Matt Canham and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

 

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