Federal Government Archive

Political Cornflakes: Sally Jewell’s Nomination, Congressman Bishop’s Reaction

Earlier this week President Obama nominated Sally Jewell as the new Interior Secretary. If confirmed, Jewell would replace outgoing Interior Secretary Ken

House Speaker Lockhart Pushes for Less Reliance on Federal Government

The 2013 legislative session kicked off Monday; and Utah lawmakers are already discussing what the next 45 day session will look like.

Matheson Responds to Voting ‘No’ on Fiscal Cliff Bill

Tuesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval to a Senate bill that would keep America from going over the

Utah Request Puts Beehive State in Middle of Welfare Waiver Debate

The Obama Administration’s plan to offer waivers to individual states on welfare work requirements has drawn sharp criticism from presumptive GOP presidential

Salt Lake City Mayor Sits Down with White House Council, Congress on Wasatch Canyons

With the debate over the controversial SkiLink proposal and proposed wilderness protections in the background, Mayor Ralph Becker took his push to

Hatch Pushes for States to Control Wolves

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch teamed up with a Wyoming lawmaker Wednesday to highlight his efforts to get the gray wolf removed from

Advocates Urge Congress to Work Together to Pass VAWA

A debate over the protection of women and families from violence is taking shape in Washington. Tuesday, advocates for Utah victims urged

Jensen Cleared of Violating Hatch Act

The federal government has ruled Salt Lake County Councilman and Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen has not violated the Hatch Act.

Matheson, Love Face Utah Taxpayers Association

Two political rivals in the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional district addressed the Utah Taxpayers Association at the Little America Hotel Tuesday.

Task Force Talks Federal Health Care Implementation

State lawmakers once again rolled up their sleeves this morning at the state capitol to discuss how Utah will approach the implementation

State Files Lawsuits Against Feds for Rights of Way

The Utah Attorney General’s office is filing the last of a series of lawsuits this week against the federal government in hopes

Deseret Chemical Depot Celebrates 70 Years of Work

U.S. Army officials recognized the work of employees at the Deseret Chemical Depot weapons storage facility in Tooele Thursday for their part

Hatch In Good Position for June Primary

While Utah Senator Orrin Hatch more than survived last weekend’s Republican state convention, it still ended with Hatch having to face his

Matheson Presses Energy Dept. on Moab Tailings Cleanup Slowdown

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson is pressing the Department of Energy on a five-year contract it awarded last year for the removal of

Politics Up Close: U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Howell, Utah Transparency Project

This year’s election for U.S. Senate could be a rematch. After challenging him in 2000, former Utah Senate Minority Leader Scott Howell

Politics Up Close: Move to Amend, Dee Smith Runs for AG

The Supreme Court ruling Citizens United has swiftly become one of the most criticized judicial decisions in history. The 2010 ruling led

Democrats Focus on Campaign Finance in Senate Debate

Campaign financing was a hot topic during a debate last night between two Utah Democrats vying for U.S. Senate, former State Senate

CityViews 4/12/12: Life and Writings of Paul Nelson/John Stossel

Note: Due to an unfortunate computer failure, a podcast of this episode of CityViews is unavailable. Segment 1:  As critic at Rolling

GOP Candidates in 2nd District Make Case for Seat

A retired school teacher, former pilot and even a Super Bowl champion are all competing to become Utah’s next member of Congress

Politics Up Close: Jim Bradley, Stephen Sandstrom

Democrat Jim Bradley has been a longtime fixture in Salt Lake County politics. Serving as chairman of the county commission for four

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker, Congressional Candidate Chris Stewart

Salt Lake City’s plans to restrict electronic billboards survived during this year’s legislative session. But changes will still be coming to the

Bill Seeking to Limit Federal Government’s Role in Rural Utah Passes House

A bill that would require the federal government to get permission from the legislature before providing assistance to Utah’s rural communities is

Progress in Conflict Over Federal Lands?

This week, state lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a series of bills aimed at taking over public lands from the

Defense Cuts Has State Leaders Worried About HAFB

Big changes could be in store for one of Utah’s largest employers. Defense cuts and the recommendation of new Base Realignments and

Victims of Nuclear Testing Radiation Remembered

It was 61 years ago today that nuclear testing began on the Nevada Test Site, as many residents of Salt Lake Cityand

Matheson Reacts to State of the Union Address

President Obama’s State of the Union address last night touched on some themes that could please some of Utah’s elected officials

DWS Director Says Social Programs Have Too Many Work Exemptions

The Executive Director of Utah’s Department of Workforce Services says the state and federal governments need to take a closer look at

Mixed Reviews for Uranium Mining Moratorium

Conservationists, tourism-dependent businesses and some farmers, ranchers and recreationists are applauding the Interior Department’s decision to adopt a 20-year moratorium on new

Former Utah Legislator Enters Senate Race

After months of speculation that he would run, former Republican Utah Senator Dan Liljenquist formally announced Wednesday that he will challenge incumbent

Lawmaker Aims to Do Away With Daylight Saving Time

Another state lawmaker is pushing to eliminate daylight saving time in Utah. Republican Representative Jim Nielson of Bountiful has introduced a bill