Politics Archive

Bill Would Require Contact Info for Elected Officials

If you don’t want the public to know how to reach you, one state lawmaker says don’t bother running for public office.

Hundreds of Inmates Would Be Released Under Budget Blueprint

Eliminating the Utah Office of Ethnic Affairs. Closing liquor stores. Releasing hundreds of inmates. These would be some of the consequences of

Huntsman to Leave Ambassador Post

It’s official: after less than two years on the job, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman will step down as Ambassador to China

Should College Students Be Required to Get Insurance?

One plan to help the state meet a proposed seven percent budget cut would hit college students in the pocket book. A

Bill Sets Deadline for County to End Controversial Fee

A bill that would eliminate a fee that unincorporated Salt Lake County residents pay for Unified Police Department services was approved by

Lawmakers Reject School Bus Ads Again

A bill that would have allowed school districts to sell advertisement space on school buses was voted down this morning in the

Governor: Concealed Carry Permit Should Still be Required

A legislative proposal to make it easier to carry a concealed weapon in Utah is attracting both friends and foes. Republican Representative

Politics Up Close: Former Health Insurance Exec Speaks Out

Wendell Potter used to be a top executive at a major health insurance corporation, CIGNA. Now, he’s trying to get the word

Politics Up Close: Nuclear Power Plant in Utah?

Governor Gary Herbert is making a new push to bring a nuclear power plant to the state. Is that a good idea?

Politics Up Close: Gun Laws in Utah

Utah is in the national spotlight for a proposal to make the Browning M1911 handgun the official state firearm. But that’s not