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Utah Governor: States Not Defending Gay Marriage Bans Is 'Next Step To Anarchy'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R), resolute in his quest to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage, is disappointed that other states don't feel compell...

Sulfur, Sulfur, Toil and Trouble

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The EPA, we are told, will unveil this week new regulations to remove sulfur from American gasoline blends. Rather than representing some radical move of aggressive government intervention, this action will only just bring the United States up to the existing standards of Europe, Japan and South Korea.

GOP Governor Announces Medicaid Expansion Under Obamacare

Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) announced Thursday that his state will expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. "Doing nothing ... I've taken off ...

Utah Will Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriages That Have Already Been Performed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The office of Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) said same-sex couples who were married after the state's ban on gay marriage was struck down, but before ...

Haha! Gotcha Utah! ...But, What Next?

Austin Head | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Austin Head

The trajectory of the LGBT movement for equality is accelerating. Typically, this means the opposition will only get shriller and angrier believing that these hysterics will stop the train from running over their indignation and fanatic devotion to chosen verses of their dogma.

Appeals Court Denies Request For Emergency Ban On Gay Marriage In Utah

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

On Sunday, the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Utah officials' emergency request to stop same-sex couples from marrying. The st...

Utah Withdraws Plan To Join Obamacare Program

Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Looks like Utah won't be running its own Obamacare health insurance exchange after all. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) effectively withdrew his state's b...

Obama Faces Tricky Health Care Reform Test In Utah

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

President Barack Obama wants as many states as possible to run health insurance exchanges under his health care reform law. Utah already has a health ...

Jeffrey Young

Utah Faces Off With Obama Over Health Care Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

President Barack Obama's administration has given a tentative go-ahead to Utah to allow the state to operate its own health insurance exchange under t...

Jeffrey Young

No Sunshine For Obamacare In Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), one of the most vocal critics of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, won't carry out a central component of ...

Betting On Obamacare: GOP Governor Makes Medicaid Expansion For Poor Nevadans

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is the first Republican state leader to embrace a Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama's health care reform law....

Sam Stein

Republican Governor Will Pursue Welfare Reform Now That Election Is Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) was in a tight political spot this past summer. His party's nominee, Mitt Romney, was railing against the Ob...

Gary Herbert Wins

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is projected to win reelection, the AP reports. The Republican incumbent defeated Democratic challenger Peter Cooke....

Utah Lawmaker Proposes Sex Education For Parents

Posted 10.22.2012 | Education

Republican Utah state Sen. Stuart Reid is sponsoring a bill that would require the state school board to develop a sex education program for parents, ...

Romney, Ryan, GOP Demand Obama Stop Strengthening Welfare Work Mandate

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans don't want the Obama administration to help states get welfare recipients off the dole and into jobs.

Michael McAuliff

Utah Governor Won't Back Romney's False Welfare Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the Republican governors who sought waivers to welfare's work requirements said Monday he doesn't like the way the Obama adminis...

John Celock

Dem Attacks GOP Gov For Backing Idea Too 'Crazy' For Brewer

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

The Democratic nominee for governor of Utah is attacking the Republican incumbent's decision to enter the state into a health care compact for Medicar...

GOP Governor Goes Off Romney Welfare Script

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released letters Friday from nine Republican governors supporting work requirements for welfare reci...

John Celock

Jan Brewer: Romney's Tax Returns Are A 'Distraction'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said Saturday night that the debate over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tax...

John Celock

Govs Told 'Health Care Has Not Changed In 100 Years'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- The nation's governors were told that the way the health care industry treats patients needs to change in order to reduce Medicai...

Democrat Aims To Be Utah's 'Gourmet Cook'

Jake Rush | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Jake Rush

Utah has not had a Democratic governor since 1985. The Republican incumbency advantage there is formidable to say the least. However, this year's Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, Gen. Peter Stryker Cooke, wants to change that, and has the chops to do it. Progress in Utah Already In the neighborhoods surrounding the Salt Lake City Country Club, Cooke signs dot the streets. They feature two stars, symbolizing the General's 39-year career in the Army Reserves. Their colors: red and white. 'COOKE' is emblazoned in the middle in bold, blue font. They resemble an American Flag.

Utah Encourages 'Alternative' Currency

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.20.2012 | Money

Utah is making it easier for people to pay for things with gold and silver. Gary Herbert, Utah's Republican governor, signed into law in late March...

PHOTOS: Is Downtown Salt Lake City Finally Cool?

Erin Harper | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel
Erin Harper

Before the 2002 Winter Olympic games, it was almost impossible to walk past a Main Street storefront that was not boarded-up. Today, thanks to City Creek and other Downtown Rising redevelopment initiatives, there are no boards in sight.

Utah Passes Stricter Abortion Measure

Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY--Utah's Republican governor signed a law extending a required waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours on Tuesday, even...

Utah Governor Vetoes Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

By Bob Bernick SALT LAKE CITY, March 16 (Reuters) - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday vetoed a controversial bill banning public schoo...