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The Common Cause - With Phil Lyman and Mike Petersen

The Common Cause - With Phil Lyman and Mike Petersen

By Phil Lyman & Mike Petersen
Representatives Phil Lyman and Mike Petersen share their bird's eye view of the Utah State House of Representatives.
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We are in Blanding! Representatives Mark Strong and Rex Shipp join Mike & Phil for a discussion about Rep Shipp's puberty blocker bill.
HB92 was a hot topic this year and it is not over. We will be discussing this bill during the interim session. Please listen, like, share, and comment. 
April 24, 2021
Mike and Phil talk with Natalie Cline who is making a difference right here in Utah simply by telling the Truth.
It is refreshing to speak with someone with as much insight, background, and courage is State School Board member Natalie Cline. 
April 20, 2021
Tina Cannon is running for Chair of the Utah GOP. Mike and Phil talk with her about her plans.
Women in the Republican Party have had to battle to be recognized. Tina Cannon may be just the person to turn the GOP in a better direction. You can learn more about Tina and her campaign at 
April 6, 2021
Discussing the Platform Republican PAC with Larry Meyers
Despite the problems with party politics, Larry Meyers knows what it takes to energize the Republican base. It is time for a revival!
March 24, 2021
Licensing - The big money grab
It's been said that a license is simply the State taking away your right to earn a living so they can sell it back as a privilege. In this episode Mike and Phil talk about the "need" to license approximately 1,100 careers nationwide and the $40 billion dollars the licensing industry takes from the US economy. 
March 23, 2021
The dreaded SB195 and the State's problematic plans to tax PPP monies
Mike and Phil didn't vote the same on SB195 (Emergency Powers). They talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of the bill. They also talk about the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) and the problem with Utah's plan to tax the money.
March 17, 2021
Vehicle Registration, Taxes and Transgender Issues
Representatives Lyman and Petersen talk about new laws that will effect vehicle registrations in Utah - including the removal of the fee (tax) to have your reminder postcard sent to your home. They also talk about HB302 which was intended to preserve women's sports in Utah.
February 25, 2021
Vaccinations Database and Plexiglass
Representatives Lyman and Petersen talk about the removal of most of the plexiglass on the house floor. They also discuss the Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIS) and why they ultimately came to support HB117 - Vaccine Reporting Requirements.
February 9, 2021
Eminent Domain and other principles
Phil and Mike talk about a few bills that have come before the legislature and how they determine which way to vote.
February 2, 2021
Budget Cuts, Guns and Vaccinations
Mike and Phil talk about the first few days of the General Session including committee meeting details, the gun law bill that allows citizens to conceal their firearms even if they don't have a permit, and a bill that deals with the state's vaccination database.
January 29, 2021
Turmoil in D.C. and What We Can Do About It
This week will live in infamy because violent rioters stormed the United States Capital and caused the death of several people as well as the destruction of our national property. Mike and Phil discuss the events of the week in context of the Constitution. They also talk about actions that citizens can take to prevent similar terrible events.
January 10, 2021
Mayor Sharidean Flint talks about her highly controversial newsletter!!
Who would think that telling people to think independently would cause such a stir. Well, Hyde Park mayor, Sharidean Flint, rebel that she is, dared to utter such a statement. Mike and Phil talked to her about the feedback she has gotten as a result. Also a fiery debate about iPhone vs Samsung!!
December 16, 2020
Talking ROI and CAFOs with Piute County Commissioner, Darin Bushman.
Commissioner Bushman explains what Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) are and why they are causing conflict between counties and the state legislature. 
December 9, 2020
To vote or not to vote... with your phone. Yikes!
In this Common Cause episode Mike and Phil talk with Cache County Republican Party Chair, Chris Booth, about their concerns with "mobile voting." Legislation was recently proposed that would have allowed areas of Utah to run a pilot study using mobile voting.
December 4, 2020
Thanksgiving 2020
On this 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower, Mike & Phil are counting their blessings. 
November 26, 2020
A discussion with Eric Moutsos
Eric Moutsos recently produced the movie "Nonessential." Mike and Phil have the pleasure of talking with Eric about the proper response to a system that has forsaken the principle of "consent of the governed." 
November 24, 2020
The Shaming Culture
Mike and Phil talk with Representative Kera Birkeland about the way people treated her for inviting nieces and nephews to stay with her while their mother took care of another child recovering in the ICU after a tragic car accident.
November 17, 2020
Party in Utah County
Phil and Mike talk about their plans for legislative committee meetings next week as well as the party in Utah County. They finish their conversation with some quotes from the founders.
November 14, 2020
Governor Herbert's Mandates Round 2
Phil and Mike begin by talking about their calls, emails, and visits for the day. The conversation then returns to Governor Herbert and his mandates.
November 12, 2020
Governor Herbert and His Pesky Mandates
On Sunday, November 8th Governor Herbert issued several mandates for the people of the state of Utah. Listen to Phil and Mike share their thoughts about the mandates, the reasons they're not constitutional, and what Utahn's can and should do about them.
November 10, 2020