article thumbnailBy an almost two-to-one margin, Utahns reject the idea of raising the Social Security retirement benefits age from 66 to 70, a new UtahPolicy poll shows.

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Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City.  The economic crisis in Greece worsens as voters reject a bailout plan. Utahns oppose raising the age for receiving Social Security. Herbert appoints Lockhart to the State School Board. Countdown: Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 36 Days to the 2015...

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We asked our "Political Insiders" panel to weigh in on the ouster of Police Chief Chris Burbank and how that will play in the Salt Lake City Mayoral race.
The Prison Relocation Commission is currently considering four locations for a new Utah State Prison. Our "Political Insiders" and readers are split on where they think the new facility...

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Jackie Biskupski out-raised Mayor Ralph Becker in the most recent campaign finance filings, but Becker still has more than three times as much cash on hand.
Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to ease the way for cities to become Internet service providers. So-called municipal broadband is already a reality in a few towns,...
article thumbnailBy an almost two-to-one margin, Utahns reject the idea of raising the Social Security retirement benefits age from 66 to 70, a new UtahPolicy poll shows.
article thumbnailThe State Election Office released the following statement in response to a pending initiative application titled “Utah Term Limits for Appointed Executive Officials Act”:
article thumbnailGov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Stan Lockhart to the Utah State Board of Education. Lockhart will fill the seat left vacant when Mark Openshaw perished in a plane crash last month.
article thumbnailSeveral U.S. senators formerly opposed to cannabis legalization, including Orrin Hatch, now say they're open to more clinical research on the marijuana plant compound known as cannabidiol, or CBD.

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In a few days we celebrate Independence Day – our country’s 239th birthday. As we contemplate our nation’s founding, it’s worth stepping back and thinking a bit about some of the basics of...
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Marriage equality, Utah might miss the July Medicaid expansion deadline and the Utah GOP's money problems. 
We recorded our latest episode just hours after the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare for the second time. We break down what that decision means for Utah.

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