Monthly Archive:: March 2011

Huntsman’s Star Rises, Hatch Gets Mad

With former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s brother Peter Huntsman confirming the current Ambassador to China is indeed interested in running for president,

Lawmakers Repeal HB 477, Forward to Guv for Signature

After some back and forth between the two legislative bodies this afternoon, the Utah House and Senate have officially repealed House Bill

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon

The spotlight has been on government transparency and open records this whole month after the legislature rapidly passed HB 477. Now, some

Politics Up Close: UEG Sues Lt. Governor

Ethics in the Utah Legislature became a major point of public conversation in 2008. Now, three years later, backer of an ethics

DABC Asks Guv to Veto Liquor Law Reforms

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission is calling on the governor to veto the liquor law reform package that was

Chaffetz Becomes Loud Voice Against Libya Intervention

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s Facebook page has become a flurry of conversation about the Republican’s opposition to the U.S. intervention in Libya.

Herbert Explains Cuch Firing, Cuch Denies Guv’s Claim

Governor Gary Herbert opened up today about why he fired Division of Indian Affairs Director Forrest Cuch. Herbert said his service had

Herbert Confident HB 477 Will Be Repealed Friday

Despite some Republican opposition in the Senate, Utah Governor Gary Herbert is confident lawmakers will vote to repeal HB 477 when they

Watchdog Group Calls for Improved Oversight of Dugway Proving Ground

A local watchdog group is calling for both state and federal investigations of an incident at Dugway Proving Ground. In late January

Hatch, AG Blast Health Care Reform Law; Deli Owner Defends It

Senator Orrin Hatch and Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff claim to have business on their side when it comes to the federal