Politics Archive

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.

Liljenquist Sticks With Debate Fight

Republican Senate hopeful Dan Liljenquist isn’t giving up on his efforts to get more than one debate with his opponent, incumbent Senator

Hatch, Lee Oppose U.N. L aw of Sea Convention

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the military’s support of the United Nations Convention on the Law of The Sea discussed today

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.

Winder Supporter Files Complaint Against Crockett Campaign

A supporter of West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s campaign for Salt Lake County Mayor is fighting fire with fire, after Winder’s

Winder Campaign Responds to Campaign Finance Allegation

West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s Salt Lake County mayoral campaign plans to formally respond to allegations of campaign finance and ethics

Utah Delegation Backs Keystone XL Pipeline Motion

Utah Congressmen Jim Matheson and Jason Chaffetz were among House lawmakers voting this morning in favor of a motion to move the

Politics Up Close: New Budget Report, SL County Council Candidate Mel Nimer

The state of Utah’s general fund is being eroded by tax exemptions and earmarks, hurting important needs like colleges and universities, the

Lee’s Budget Fails in Senate, Along with Several Others

A good chunk of this week was spent in the U.S. Senate debating and rejecting several budget proposals. And among them was

Lawmakers Troubled By License Plate Scanning Plan

Utah lawmakers are debating whether automatic license plate readers, used by law enforcement to catch criminals, violate the privacy rights of Utah

Politics Up Close: Senate Candidate Breck England, Rep. Fred Cox

If you recognize the name Breck England, it could because of his frequent op-eds in the newspaper, lambasting the Utah Legislature. Or

Hatch Looks to Avoid Lugar’s Fate

He was elected in 1976, has served six terms in the U.S. Senate, and was just defeated in a Republican primary election

Politics Up Close: House Candidate Jeff Bell, County Council Hopeful Missy Larsen

Jeff Bell says he’s running for elected office because he got fed up. The Democrat says he’d rather be participating in the

Pro-Hatch Group’s Utah Backers Revealed

While much is known about FreedomWorks, the group that’s been fiercely opposing Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s re-election, relatively little has been disclosed

Article Casts Doubt on Romney “Saving” 2002 Games

“Think Romney saved Utah’s Olympic Games? Think again.” Those are the exact words on the cover of Salt Lake Magazine’s latest issue,

Rampton Officially Files for Candidacy

Vince Rampton officially filed paperwork this morning to run for office alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports,

Common Core Draws Supporters & Critics to Public Discussion

The debate over how to best teach Utah children took center stage last night. More than 200 teachers, parents and education officials

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker and Sen. Todd Weiler

Salt Lake City’s budgeting process for next year is expected to be much smoother than in years past, with revenues up instead

Governor Herbert Supports UDOT Director

Governor Gary Herbert is supporting the head of the Utah Department of Transportation despite the controversy over an employee who was wrongfully

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

Hatch, Liljenquist to Face Off in Primary; Governor Herbert Wins GOP Nomination

The race between longtime U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch and former state senator Dan Liljenquist will continue. Saturday, Utah Republican Party delegates forced

Democratic Convention Narrows Most Races Down to One Candidate

Utah Democrats avoided primary elections in nearly all their big races at the state convention held Saturday. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports,

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

Cooke Chooses Rampton as Running Mate in Governor’s Race

The only Democrat in the race for Utah governor this year has chosen the son of a former governor as his running

Poll Shows State GOP Delegates More In Line With Voters

A new report by the Utah Foundation shows the priorities of Republican state delegates are changing. The report finds delegates are less

Candidate Threatens Lawsuit Over Use of Electronic Voting at GOP Convention

The State Republican Party could have a lawsuit on their hands. Brian Jenkins, who is running against U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, says

McAdams Wins Democratic Mayoral Nomination, Avoiding Primary

While Salt Lake County Republicans will have to hold a primary election to pick their nominee for county mayor, Democratic delegates selected

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

Move to Amend Organizers Expect to Get On Salt Lake City Ballot

A local initiative decrying corporate personhood is gaining traction. Thousands of Salt Lake City residents have signed the Move to Amend petition,