Politics Archive

Politics Up Close: Constitutional Convention?

State Representative David Clark is calling for a constitutional convention, which hasn’t happened since the very first one in 1787. We asked

Chaffetz Looks to Fire Warning Shot On Pension Fund Bailout

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz introduced a House Resolution today opposing a federal bailout for state pension funds. Chaffetz says among all

HHS Warns of Consequences for Utahns if Health Reform Repealed

While Republicans in the House of Representatives announce their plans to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administration

Council Doesn’t Override Becker’s Veto of Parley’s Plan

In a display of support for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, the city council decided last night not to override his

Becker Plugs Sugar House Streetcar in State of City Address

The Sugar House streetcar line was the focus of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s fourth state of the city address last

No Challengers Yet for Becker, but Not Everyone’s a Fan

After announcing his re-election plans, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker shouldn’t have much trouble winning a second term, according to political

Gill Looks To Build Trust At DA’s Office

Salt Lake County has a new District Attorney as Democrat Sim Gill officially took office yesterday, replacing Republican Lohra Miller. Miller’s

Herbert Begins Term With Inauguration Speech

Republican Governor Gary Herbert was sworn in this afternoon to continue his term as Utah’s 17th Governor. In his speech today,

Twelve County Officials Get Sworn In

A dozen Salt Lake County officials, including five newly elected, are at work after they were sworn in this morning.

Becker Announces Reelection Bid

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced his bid for reelection on Sunday. KCPW’s Whittney Evans spoke to Becker about his