Politics Archive

Lawmakers Want Cooperation on Potential Education Cuts

Utah lawmakers on the Public Education Appropriations Committee have sent a message to the State Board of Education: tell us where your

Plan to Make Tax Hikes More Difficult Fails

A constitutional amendment that would have made it much harder to raise taxes in Utah failed in the legislature’s House Revenue and

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

Advocates: No Utahns are Disposable

Social service advocates gathered at the Utah Capitol’s dumpster Tuesday, hoping to send the message to lawmakers that there are no disposable

Legislative Dems Stress Ed. Funding Amid Budget Cuts

Democratic Utah lawmakers say education is their top concern during this year’s session, and that means more funding. But as KCPW’s Jessica

First Female House Speaker Takes Over

The Utah legislature made history when it convened this morning as Republican Representative Rebecca Lockhart became the first female Speaker of 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