Politics Archive

House Committee Approves Worker Permit

A House committee approved a guest worker program yesterday that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a permit to work in Utah.

GOP Lawmakers Stop Severance Tax Hike

A bill that would have increased the amount of taxes oil and natural gas drillers pay to the state of Utah didn’t

Amendment to Gun Bill Squeaks Through House

A state lawmaker’s bill to eliminate gun-free zones around schools, daycares and universities was jammed this morning in the Utah House of

Bill Bars Investment in Companies Supporting Iran Oil Sector

Two dozen companies may soon be prohibited from doing business with the Utah State Retirement Office. Republican Senator Curt Bramble is sponsoring

Lawmakers Don’t Reach Agreement on Education Funding

Utah lawmakers on a committee that oversees education funding were deadlocked this morning after spending two hours trying to decide where in

Constitutional Republic Teaching Mandate Clears House

Utah’s schools will have to teach that the United States is a constitutional republic, if a bill passed by the House of

Bill Would Get Rid of Points for Out-of-State Violations

Utah drivers wouldn’t get points on their license for out-of-state traffic violations, under a bill the Senate discussed this morning. Drivers risk

Politics Up Close: Congressman Rob Bishop

With the GOP in control of the House of Representatives, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop now finds himself in a better spot after

Politics Up Close: State Rep. Joel Briscoe

Week three of the Utah legislature’s 2011 session is wrapping up. We checked in with freshman Democratic Representative Joel Briscoe on the

Politics Up Close: The North Korean Threat

Bruce Bechtol is author of Defiant Failed State: The North Korean Threat to International Security. He was in Salt Lake City