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Gov. Gary Herbert has revealed his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. Now Utah lawmakers get their crack at the plan.
Last week the Utah Republican Party filed a lawsuit against SB 54, the compromise between lawmakers and organizers of the "Count My Vote" initiative, seeking to undo the legislation.


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"Bernick and Schott on Politics" runs down the top-10 political news stories in Utah from the last year.   Our #9 story is the growing power of Utah's Congressional...
The Utah Legislature and GOP Gov. Gary Herbert seem ready build a new main state prison away from the current prison in Draper.
article thumbnailYahoo News contributor Meredith Shiner says the odd couple political alliance between Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz could hurt Lee's 2016 reelection chances in Utah.
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Editor’s note: Overstock.com chairman Jonathan Johnson delivered the following speech at the Salvation Army’s Annual Silver Bells Gala held in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol on Dec. 4.  He was...
As Governor Gary Herbert unveiled the Healthy Utah Plan to extend Medicaid eligibility to more of our neighbors in need he stated how “complex” this issue has become in the age of...


A new UtahPolicy.com poll finds Utahns overwhelmingly support the "Count My Vote" initiative while they oppose a Utah GOP lawsuit to derail SB 54. 
Utah has a massive budget surplus. How will lawmakers spend that cash?   Governor Herbert unveils his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. Plus staff changes on Utah's Capitol Hill as we...


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