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Michael McAuliff

Utah Governor Won't Back Romney's False Welfare Claim | 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 | 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' | 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' | 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, ...

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...

Judge Delays Ruling On Utah Immigration Law

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge on Friday said he will delay a decision about the constitutionality of Utah's immigration enforcement law eight mont...

Man Faces Consequences After Threatening To Kill Governor

AP | By JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah man who police say threatened to assassinate Gov. Gary Herbert and who conducted surveillance on the governor's mansion is fa...

Dave Jamieson

Jon Huntsman's Four-Day Workweek Experiment Comes To End In Utah | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back in 2008, when he was governor of Utah, likely GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman instituted a novel experiment in human-resource...

Utah Immigration Law Joins Arizona Measure — In Court

AP | By JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah insists its new immigration law is different than Arizona's, but the 1-day-old statute is similarly stuck before a federal judg...

Utah Immigration Law Blocked By Federal Judge

AP | JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Utah immigration law that would have allowed police to check the citizenship status of any...

Governor Faces Backlash In Wake Of Signing Immigration Reforms Into Law

Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - Two weeks after Utah's Republican Governor Gary Herbert signed into law sweeping immigration reforms, the backlash is still being felt a...

Utah Recognizes Gold Coins As Legal Tender

CNN Money | Charles Riley | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

The Beehive State has a new measure on the books that eliminates state taxes on the exchange of gold and silver coins and directs the legislature to s...

Utah Governor Signs Arizona-Like Immigration Law

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah's governor on Tuesday signed a package of immigration laws including one that would allow a police crackdown on ille...

Efforts To Boost Transparency In States Often Thwarted By Old Patterns Of Secrecy

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — More openness in government. Lawmakers across the country, including the Republicans who took control in many states this year, say t...

Sunshine Week: The Forecast is Mostly Cloudy

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth F. Bunting

Open government laws, in state after state, are being damaged and weakened, with increasing frequency, by new exclusions, loopholes and crazy exemptions that promote more secrecy and a lot less transparency.

The Appeal of the Repeal Amendment

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

There are several efforts under way to gut last year's landmark health care legislation. The best known of these is the lawsuit brought by the attorne...

Global Warming Deniers Suffocating Western Ski Industry

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Ski resorts across the country are using the Thanksgiving weekend to jump start their winter seasons, but with every passing ye...

Rick Perry Defeats Bill White In Texas Governor's Race

AP | MIKE HAMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The longest-serving governor in Texas history will be in office for another term. Republican Rick Perry has won re-election over D...

Texas Election Results: Rick Perry Defeats Bill White In 2010 Governor's Race

AP | MIKE HAMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The longest-serving governor in Texas history will be in office for another term. Republican Rick Perry has won re-election over D...

UT-Gov: 58% Herbert (R), 33% Corroon (D) (Dan Jones 10/14)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dan Jones & Associates, for Deseret News / KSL-TV 10/11-14/10; 600 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live phone interview (Deseret News article)...