Politics Archive

Crockett Finalizes GOP Primary Election Victory Over Winder

Mark Crockett is officially the Republican nominee for Salt Lake County Mayor. After beating West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder by only

BYU Research Indicates Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions Decreasing

New research from Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy indicates opposition to same-sex marriage and civil unions

Equality Utah Releases 2012 Endorsements, Some Stay Private

Equality Utah has released its list of endorsed candidates for statewide office, Congress, the legislature and local races based on their views

Politics Up Close: Merrill Nelson runs for Utah House, County Council Candidate Sam Granato

Constitutional lawyer Merrill Nelson is looking to make a comeback to the Utah Legislature. After serving in the early 1990s, he’s running

Wildfires Get Political

While the more than half a dozen wildfires burning across Utah certainly have an immediate impact on the nearest residents and the

“Education First PAC” Calls Legislative Primaries a Victory for Public, Higher Ed

Organizers of a political action committee called Education First say last week’s primary election results in the Utah Legislature are a good

Politics Up Close: Health Reform Reaction, Congressional Candidate Jay Seegmiller

Democratic Congressional candidate Jay Seegmiller served one term in the Utah House of Representatives after defeating the House Speaker back in 2008,

The Post-Primary Path Ahead for Hatch

With the Republican primary election behind him and an overwhelming victory, longtime Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has survived a challenge from his

Herbert on Court Ruling: Repeal ObamaCare, Repeal Obama

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act still must be repealed, following today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Foothills, Canyons Commission Holds First Meeting

Wednesday marked the first meeting of a 15-member commission tasked with revising Salt Lake County’s Foothills, Canyons Overlay Zone or FCOZ, an

Reyes Points to Negative Ads in Loss to John Swallow

Chief Deputy Utah Attorney General John Swallow is one step closer to taking over his boss’s job. Tuesday, he became the

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch One Step Closer to Seventh Term

Republican voters in Utah weren’t hesitant Tuesday about who they want to send to Washington for the next six years. Last night,

Less Than Half a Percent Separates Crockett, Winder in GOP Mayor Contest

Tuesday was a late night for the two Republican contenders for Salt Lake County Mayor as they went head to head in

Move to Amend Organizers Go to Utah Supreme Court

Organizers of the anti-corporate personhood Move to Amend initiative have taken their quest to get on the ballot in Salt Lake City

Shurtleff: Supreme Court Ruling Mostly a Win for Utah’s Law

Utah’s top law enforcement official says today’s Supreme Court ruling striking down much of Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law is mostly a

CPA Group Question’s Auditor Candidate’s Credentials

With the primary election just days away, one group is questioning the credentials of a Republican candidate for State Auditor after endorsing

Politics Up Close: Dougall Runs for Auditor, Davis School District Pulls Book

What do Internet memes with Ryan Gosling and neon green lawn signs have in common? They’re both part of Representative John Dougall’s

House Passes Bishop’s Border Bill

The House of Representatives delivered a big victory for Utah Congressman Rob Bishop this week, voting to pass legislation he’s long been

Education Budget Error Fixed in Special Session

A $25 million shortfall in the state’s education budget was resolved yesterday in a special session called by the governor. Democratic Senator

Special Session Set for Wednesday

Utah’s hospitality industry could get some relief this week. Governor Gary Herbert has called a special session of the legislature this Wednesday

Partisanship Top Concern Among Voters

A new report studies the links between rising political partisanship and declining voter turnout in Utah. And it’s a major concern for

County Looks to Hire Convention Center Hotel Consultant

An important vote could happen tomorrow for a proposed convention center hotel that would accompany the Salt Palace. The Salt Lake County

Politics Up Close: Millcreek Incorporation Debate, Senator Orrin Hatch

This fall, Millcreek voters will decide if the east-side suburb should remain a township or incorporate as the county’s 17th city. What

NRCC Shells Out Ad Money to Beat Matheson

How much is defeating Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson worth to the National Republican Congressional Committee? At least a million dollars or

Early Voting for Primary Starts Today

Today marks the beginning of early voting across the state for the June 26 primary election. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen

Politics Up Close: State Auditor Auston Johnson, GOP Mayoral Debate Highlights

Auston Johnson has been Utah’s State Auditor for the past 17 years, and as he runs for re-election this cycle, is touting

Leavitt’s Role in Romney Campaign Swiftly Attracts Criticism

The presidential race has been buzzing this week over a well-known Utah politician who’s stayed in the political sphere since leaving office.

Lee: Don’t Bully Supreme Court on Health Care Law Ruling

Freshman Utah Senator Mike Lee joined other Republicans on the Senate floor this morning, accusing Democrats of trying to influence the U.S.

Move to Amend Initiative Could Conflict with State Law

Despite having the support of Mayor Ralph Becker and the chair of the Salt Lake City Council, a proposed ballot initiative calling

Nevada GOP Chair Says Wimmer Not Offered Job

On Monday, former State Representative Carl Wimmer said he’d accepted a job offer to be political director of the Nevada Republican Party.