Politics Archive

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

Humane Society Criticizes Bill to Legalize Killing Feral Animals

A state lawmaker is sponsoring legislation that would make it legal for anyone to kill a feral animal. Currently, shooting them

Frank Makes Argument to Keep Seat, But Fails for Now

Former State Representative Craig Frank made his case to fellow lawmakers this afternoon that he is still a Utah legislator. He was

Frustrated Condo Owners Look to Legislature for Help

A bill likely to be debated during this year’s legislative session could change the way condos and housing co-ops do business in

Politics Up Close: SLC Councilman Luke Garrott

Downtown Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott is not afraid to be the lone voice of opposition on the council. When others

Politics Up Close: Common Core Standards Controversy

The State Board of Education has apparently earned the wrath of some Republican state lawmakers by adopting the Common Core Standards. It’s

Chaffetz Against Gun Ban Near Federal Officials

Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz is against a proposal to make it illegal to carry a gun within 1,000 feet of a federal

Lawmaker Says Bill Would Stop Taxation Without Representation

A mistake in legislative boundaries could lead to a tax break for some Utah County residents. State Representative John Dougall’s district includes

Special Session Gets Little Support from Either Party

With less than two weeks until the legislative session starts, the future of House District 57 in Utah County remains uncertain. Republican