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Hatch Aligns with Lee, Chaffetz on Budget Committee

Newly elected Utah Senator Mike Lee is joining Utah’s Senior Senator, Orrin Hatch, on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hatch himself made the

State Firearm Proposal Gains International Attention

Republican State Representative Carl Wimmer's bill to designate the Browning M1911 as the state firearm has gotten noticed by news outlets around

Herbert: Immigration Bill Can’t be Unfunded Mandate

As the Utah Legislature prepares to debate immigration, Governor Gary Herbert is warning that any immigration bills that are passed had better

Matheson’s Take on State of the Union

In his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama touched on several themes that should appeal to a conservative

Survey: Utahns More Optimistic on Economy Than National Average

While the national consumer confidence index hits an eight-month high, a new survey suggests Utah consumers are even more positive about the

Bill Emerges to Re-Draw Legislative Boundaries

Cedar Hills residents who elected former State Representative Craig Frank before he discovered he lived in the wrong legislative district gathered at

Frank Resigns, But Warns of Voter Lawsuit if Boundaries Aren’t Re-drawn

Former State Representative Craig Frank won’t attempt to force the state legislature to give him his job back, after learning he lives

Politics Up Close: Hinckley Forum on Affirmative Action in Utah

Several experts came together at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute on Wednesday for a forum on "“Reaffirming Equal Opportunity -- Should

Huntsman’s Plans, Bipartisan Seating, & Hatch/Chaffetz Rivalry

Former Utah Governor and now-Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman earned some ribbing from President Obama this week, when the president joked that

Legacy of Hostage Crisis Continues

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran hostage crisis that ensnared 53 Americans. But although three decades have