Politics Archive

Ballot Could be Used to Decide on Historic Districts

Salt Lake City homeowners could soon have a more direct role in making decisions about preservation. The city council is expected to

Reid Says Romney Isn’t the “Face of Mormonism”

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “not the face of Mormonism,” according to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is perhaps

Politics Up Close: Senate Candidate Brian Shiozawa, The Tribune’s Thomas Burr

Today on the show, we talked with Utah Senate Candidate Dr. Brian Shiozawa, the Republican nominee in District 8 including Cottonwood Heights,

Politics Up Close: County Mayor Candidate Mark Crockett, Journalist Kurt Eichenwald

Today on the show, we spoke with Republican Salt Lake County Mayor Candidate Mark Crockett about his ideas for restructuring county government

CityViews 9/12/12: Polarizing Politics/Victoria Rowell on YWCA

Segment 1: Meet Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein. One works for the left-leaning Brookings Institute, the other for the conservative American Enterprise

Millcreek Incorporation Supporters Release New Study Showing Surplus

Supporters of incorporating Millcreek Township have released a new fiscal analysis they say more accurately reflects what the proposed city’s budget would

Politics Up Close: Congressional Hopeful Mia Love, County Mayor Candidate Ben McAdams

Today on the show, we were joined by Congressional hopeful Mia Love, who responded to criticism from her Democratic opponent, Jim Matheson,

Sen. Harry Reid Boosts Profile of LDS Dems

Utah’s LDS Democrats caucus is enjoying an explosion in media popularity after an appearance this week with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Utah Democratic Party Chair Not Focused on Platform in Charlotte

It’s the Democrats’ turn to celebrate this week as they hold their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. And for Utah Democrats,

Politics Up Close: Congressional Candidate Chris Stewart, Auditor Hopeful Mark Sage

Despite the Republican National Convention held this week in Tampa, Florida, Republican Congressional candidate Chris Stewart has been here in Utah. The

Utah Delegates at RNC Spend Hours Stuck on Bus

While delegates from Utah were thrilled to hear from Mitt Romney last night as he accepted the GOP nomination for president, not

Love: “We Are Truly the Best, Last Hope on Earth”

Saratoga Springs Mayor and Congressional Candidate Mia Love drew applause last night as she spoke at the Republican National Convention. In her

Chaffetz: Elect Romney Because “We Need to Believe in America Again”

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz continued to make the case for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a brief speech at the Republican

Utah GOP Chair Discusses Convention from Tampa

Tonight at the Republican National Convention, it will be Utah’s turn in the sun, even if there’s not much sun to be

Crockett Makes Case for Reducing County’s Debt

A debate over Salt Lake County’s debt load has emerged in the opinion pages of The Salt Lake Tribune, with outgoing County

Politics Up Close: Rep. Jim Matheson and PoliticIt

Today on the show, we spoke with Josh Light of PoliticIt.com, which tracks candidates' digital influence online, followed by Democratic Utah Congressman

Romney Says He Should Be Able to Keep Church Contributions Private

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains defiant in the face of criticism from Democrats and other GOP figures alike that he should

Neighborhood Bars Plan Still Up for Debate

The fate of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s initiative to allow bars in more walkable neighborhood areas remains up in the

Matheson Visits For-Profit School, Praises Students & Administrators

Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson offered praise to administrators at Fortis College and students studying in fields like nursing there as he

Labor Leader Jim Judd Remembered After Death in Motorcycle Accident

Utah AFL-CIO President Jim Judd died this morning after being taken off life support, following a severe head injury he sustained in

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Gov. Herbert’s Environmental Adviser

Progressive public policy is the goal of Democratic State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck. The Salt Lake City lawmaker has served in the legislature

McCain Campaigns for Mia Love

With the November election just a few months away, Republicans are ramping up their campaigns in Utah. Just one day after a

VP Pick Ryan, Rep. Matheson Co-sponsored Successful Bill

Utah Republicans have been swift to praise Mitt Romney’s pick of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. But the only

Boehner Mixes Humor, Criticism of Democrats in Fundraiser for Love

The most powerful Republican in Congress made a stop in Salt Lake City today, giving Congressional hopeful Mia Love a fundraising boost

Issues Facing Latinos in Colorado, Nevada Could Shape Election

While Utah can hardly be considered a swing state in this year’s presidential election, its neighbors to the east and west are

Cooke’s Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Unions Met with Some Disappointment

With the Democratic Party moving to endorse same-sex marriage nationally, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke made it clear Monday he's not on

Politics Up Close: Rep. Kraig Powell on Open Caucus Meetings, Treasurer Candidate Christopher Stout

Today on the show, we talked with State Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber City about his effort's to open up caucus meetings

Report Looks at Oil Shale Contributions, Industry Responds

A closed-door meeting in late March of officials from several counties in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, along with lobbyists for the oil

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

Report Says Medicaid Won’t Bust Utah’s Budget

A new report by a local advocacy group says Medicaid spending is not going to cripple Utah’s budget, despite fears expressed by