Politics Archive

McAdams Announces Support from GOP Mayors, Council Members

Eight Republican leaders from across Salt Lake County are throwing their support behind State Senator Ben McAdams, the Democratic nominee for County

ACLU of Utah Sounds Alarm Over Student Privacy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah says Utah schools aren’t doing enough to protect students’ privacy. Legal Director John Mejia says

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County Councilman Michael Jensen / Candidate Paul Recanzone

There are many critical issues on the table this election year in Salt Lake County, like canyons development, SkiLink, human services and

Automatic Cuts Would Have Big Impact in Utah

While the debate over cutting spending in Washington might seem thousands of miles away, if Congress isn’t able to reach a deal

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

Art Center in Ephraim Says It’s Victim of Censorship

The Central Utah Art Center in Ephraim believes a recent decision by the city to evict it from its home in the

Politics Up Close: Democratic Senate Candidate Josie Valdez

Josie Valdez spent more than two decades with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Now, the Murray Democrat is looking to win a

Reaction to Matheson Vote on ACA, Huntsman Skips GOP Convention

This week, for the 30th-plus time, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President

Matheson Explains Vote to Back Repeal of Affordable Care Act

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson was one of just five Democrats in the House of Representatives to join Republicans in voting to repeal

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