Politics Archive

Political Cornflakes: Cabinet Shake-up in Washington and Tribune Layoffs

(KCPW News) Each Friday we speak with Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr, author of Political Cornflakes, a daily online round-up

Political Cornflakes: Green Jello in DC and Presidential Selfies

Several of Utah’s winter Olympians were at the White House this week. What were they doing there? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that

For Utah, Women in Politics are Rare

(KCPW News) In terms of female elected officeholders, Utah has one of the lowest participation rates in the country. According to the

Dabakis Resigns as Utah Democratic Party Chair

(KCPW News) Jim Dabakis has announced that he is resigning as Democratic Party Chair as of noon on Monday. The state senator

Utah Rep. Hopes to Amend Endangered Species Act

(KCPW News) U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart has introduced a bill that would tweak how animals and plants are protected under the Endangered

Caucus, Election Season Begins in Utah

(KCPW News) The 2014 Utah legislative session ended on Thursday last week, but not a moment later, the 2014 midterm election season

Better Utah Legislative Recap – The Day After

(KCPW News) The state legislative session ended at midnight last night, and the final hours were somewhat frantic. To get the details,

Political Cornflakes: Sen. Lee’s Comments on the Count My Vote Compromise

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill this week that allows an alternate route to the primary ballot other than the

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 45

(KCPW News) On the last day of the state legislative session KCPW’s Roger McDonough asked Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 44

(KCPW News) During this edition of our Better Utah legislative recap, KCPW’s Roger McDonough asks Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale

Cannabis Oil Bill Nears Passage

(KCPW News) On Tuesday, the Utah legislature came a step closer to approving the legal use of a cannabis-based medication. The medication

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 43

(KCPW News) During our Better Utah legislative recap, KCPW’s Roger McDonough asks Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale about some captivating

Senate Medicaid Plan Might Be Stuck in House

(KCPW News) A Senate proposal to partially expand Medicaid in Utah is moving on to the House after earning the approval of

No iPads for Utah Students Next Year: Legislature Kills One-to-One Bill

(KCPW News) House Speaker Becky Lockhart has withdrawn her signature one-to-one initiative to inundate Utah classrooms with laptops and tablet computers. The bill

Political Cornflakes: Mike Lee’s Message to Conservatives in Washington

(KCPW News) At a conference in Washington DC this week, Utah Senator Mike Lee had a message for the nation’s conservatives. What

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 39

(KCPW News) On today’s Better Utah legislative recap, Russian president Vladimir Putin makes an appearance, and we hear about a failed tactic

Herbert Touts Good Jobs Numbers in Utah

(KCPW News) Recent data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services has the state’s unemployment rate down to 3.9%, the lowest it’s

Wood Burning Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would restrict wood burning in Utah passed the House on Thursday afternoon. HB 154, sponsored by Democratic

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 38

(KCPW News) Each day of this year’s legislative session we’ve been joined by Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better

UT Rep. Trying to Tear Down ‘Zion Curtain’

(KCPW News) Few issues crystalize the alcohol debate in Utah better than the so-called Zion Curtain. Supporters deem it a necessary protection for

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 37

(KCPW News) Now we turn to our Better Utah legislative recap, with Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah.

Air Quality Standards Revision Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would revise the way Utah’s Division of Air Quality sets regulations on pollution passed the Utah House

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 36

(KCPW News) Every afternoon of the state legislative session, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 35

(KCPW News) Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for a daily recap from the

Count My Vote-Lawmakers Reach Conditional Accord

(KCPW News) Election-reform group Count My Vote and Utah lawmakers announced on Sunday that they had come to an agreement over how

LGBT Community Shares Its Story with Utah Pols

(KCPW News) It’s been weeks since an LGBT non-discrimination bill gasped its last breath in the Utah legislature. Ultimately, the Senate Republican

Political Cornflakes: Governor Herbert in Washington and Five Years of the Tea Party

(KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert was in Washington D.C. this week to meet with President Barack Obama. What did they discuss?

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 31

(KCPW News) Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for a daily recap from the

Governor Herbert Unveils Medicaid Expansion Plan

(KCPW News) It’s no secret that Governor Gary Herbert is dissatisfied with the House plan to fund Medicaid. On Tuesday, Herbert announced he

Amid Funding Questions, Technology in Education Bill Moves to Full House

(KCPW News) A much-heralded plan to introduce more technology in Utah’s classrooms was heard in a legislative committee on Wednesday. Dubbed the Public