State Government Archive

Governor Herbert Talks Air Quality

Governor Gary Herbert took time to address air quality during a news conference Tuesday at the Utah Capitol. Herbert told reporters that

Utah Governor Gary Herbert Takes Oath of Office

Utah Governor Gary Herbert took the oath on office on Monday; saying the state’s best days lie ahead. KCPW’s Jessica Gail was

Utah’s Low Unemployment Numbers May Not Mean More People are Back to Work

Utah’s unemployment rate has reached a new low since the recession hit in 2008. According to numbers released by the Bureau of

Federal Unemployment Benefit Extension Re-triggered in Utah

Unemployed Utah workers who have exhausted their 14 weeks of federal benefits can now apply for another 14 weeks as a result

Report Says Utah Cut Per-Pupil Spending More than 26 Other States During Downturn

While Utah is increasing its per-pupil education spending by $40 this school year, adjusted for inflation, it’s still down by $372 since

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

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

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

Outdoor Retailer Brings Attention to Public Lands Issues

Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts will be visiting Salt Lake City this week. What is expected to be the largest Outdoor Retailer Show