Politics Archive

Utah, Intermountain Leaders Back Immigration Reform

(KCPW News) A letter on immigration reform, co-signed by leaders from six different Mountain West states, got a boost from prominent Utahns

Political Cornflakes: Huntsman Weighs Another Run – Utahn Honored at Fed

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve honored a Utahn. But who was Marriner Eccles? To get the details, KCPW’s Roger McDonough asked

Political Cornflakes: Chris Stewart Hopes to Thwart EPA and BLM “Paramilitary Units”

(KCPW News) Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart is worried about “paramilitary units” at the Bureau of Land Management. What is proposing to

Off To The Races: Dems & GOP Pick Their Candidates

(KCPW News) Over the weekend, Utah’s Democratic and Republican parties held their respective statewide conventions. Delegates gathered to decide whom to nominate

Political Cornflakes: Cliven Bundy’s Racist Remarks and Public Lands Tensions

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Rob Bishop says Cliven Bundy isn’t helping himself with his racist remarks. What did Bundy say? KCPW’s Roger

Herbert Wants Distance Between Public Lands, Bundy Ranch Issues

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert held his monthly press conference at KUED studios on Thursday. The half-hour question-and-answer session with members of

SLC Council Looks for Ways to Act on Air Quality Woes

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature saw a renewed focus on air quality bills this year, but results were mixed. While Governor Gary

Democrats Could Hold 2016 Convention in SLC

(KCPW News) Utah might not seem like the most obvious setting for the 2016 Democratic Party’s Convention, particularly given the state’s reputation

State Gov’t Officials Advocate for Public Lands Transfer

(KCPW News) Last week, Utah legislators hosted a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands,” with representatives from many Western states.

Herbert: No ‘Deal-Breakers’ in Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) Fresh off a trip to Washington DC this week, Governor Gary Herbert held a press conference on Wednesday to offer

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