State Government Archive

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

Cyberattack Leads Governor to Call for Audits

Governor Gary Herbert is calling for independent audits in response to last week’s data breach at the Utah Department of Technology Services,

Funding Miscalculation Leads to Resignation of Two State Education Employees

Two Utah State Office of Education employees have resigned after officials identified a miscalculation in next year’s education budget that resulted in

Google Shows Utah Businesses How to Market for Success

A managing director with the most popular online search engine took part in Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s annual Economic Summit this morning

GOP Candidates in 2nd District Make Case for Seat

A retired school teacher, former pilot and even a Super Bowl champion are all competing to become Utah’s next member of Congress

Utah Officials Say Infrastructure Not Ready for an Earthquake

Stressing the devastating effects of earthquakes on masonry buildings constructed without steel reinforcement, local and state officials in Utah are committing to

Hatch Takes on Opponents in First Debate

For the first time, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch joined his GOP opponents in this year’s election, State Representative Chris Herrod and former

Hackers Access Medicaid Files on State Health Department Server

Utah residents who are on Medicaid will want to keep a close eye on their bank accounts and credit scores in the

Utah Ranked 36th for Integrity in Government

A new report card ranks Utah 36th among states for integrity in government. As KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, the Center for Public

Lawmakers React To Abstinence-Only Bill Veto

Sex education, including discussion of contraception, will continue in Utah schools. Friday night, Governor Gary Herbert vetoed House Bill 363, which would

Concurrent Enrollment Courses in Danger Under Sex Ed Bill

Weber State University may be forced to drop a handful of its concurrent enrollment courses if Utah Governor Gary Herbert lends his

Last Day for Comment on Blended Nuclear Waste

The official public comment period will close Friday on a decision to allow EnergySolutions to store blended nuclear waste in Utah. As

Herbert Discusses Re-Election Platform, Legislative Session

Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s 2012 campaign kickoff last night came only five days after the end of the annual session of the

Abstinence-Only Bill Opponents to Rally at Capitol

The Utah Parent Teacher Association says Utahns are being misinformed about the controversial sex education bill that state lawmakers passed during the

Smith Becomes First Democrat to Enter Race for Utah Attorney General

Weber County Attorney Dee Smith became the first Democrat to enter the race for Utah Attorney General this morning . As KCPW's

Liquor Stores Once Again in Jeopardy

The fate of several liquor stores now rests in the hands of the Utah legislature. Democratic Senator Ben McAdams says six stores

Lawmakers Drawing Closer to Finalizing Budget

With less than a week left in the session, House and Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to fund the

Cooke Announces Bid for Governor’s Seat

Small business owner and retired two-star General Peter Cooke became the first Democrat to enter the race for Utah Governor this morning,

Bill to Open Liquor Stores on Some Holidays Clears House

Utah liquor stores could be opening their doors a few more days in the coming year. Monday, the House of Representatives passed

Hatch Promises Win in Tough Re-election Battle

Senator Orrin Hatch was in Utah today, speaking to the legislature about what he’s doing in Washington and defending his 36-year record

Governor Not Fond of Plans to Overturn City Ordinances

Utah Governor Gary Herbert may be siding with local governments on a few bills being considered this legislative session to overturn local

Governor Tells Utah Women They Can Have Both a College Degree and Family

Women who want to be homemakers in Utah should aspire to graduate from college just the same as women who plan to

New GRAMA Bill Advances Unanimously

Following last year’s uproar over major changes to Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act, or GRAMA, a bill that makes smaller

Politics Up Close: Western Energy Alliance & Revamping Department of Environmental Quality Boards

A new study in Eastern Utah’s energy-rich Uintah Basin is being called the most comprehensive air quality study ever done in Utah.

Liquor Bills Meet Different Results in Legislative Committees

State lawmakers gave the green light to one of three bills considered Tuesday that would revamp some of Utah's liquor laws. As

Utah Gets $171 Million in Mortgage Fraud Settlement

Utah residents who suffered abusive practices from big banks and lost their homes to foreclosure during the mortgage crisis are getting some

State Lawmakers Worried About UTA Debt

State lawmakers are looking for a silver lining in the Utah Transit Authority's mounting debt dilemma. A legislative audit revealed in January

Air Quality Study in Uinta Basin Called Most Comprehensive Study Ever

The oil and gas-rich Uinta Basin in eastern Utahis the focus of a new air quality study, one that’s being called the

Bill Would Create Incentive for Hiring Homeless Employees

Employers would get rewarded for hiring the homeless, under a bill being proposed this legislative session. Thursday, lawmakers in the House Revenue

Proposed Payday Lender Regulation Rejected

One new proposed regulation for payday lenders in Utah won’t be passed out of the legislature this year. This morning, lawmakers voted