What did we learn from the first televised debate in the Salt Lake City mayoral race?   Not a whole heckuva lot.

Utah Politics In 60 Seconds

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City.  Candidates face off in the first televised Salt Lake City Mayoral debate. Clinton rakes in tons of campaign cash. The LDS Church makes an unprecedented donation to the Utah Pride Center. Countdown: Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 40 Days to the...

Policy News

Insider Surveys

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...


Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Send transit/road tax to the voters this year

The Deseret territorial flag still flies over Salt Lake City

BYU conference to examine religious-freedom issues

New Utah tax commissioner takes the oath

Mayor debate: Becker says police chief’s ouster was ‘right decision for Salt Lake City’

Council finds enough common ground to move forward with ‘preservation’ plan for Salt Lake County townships, unincorporated areas

Mormon church makes first-time donation to Utah Pride Center youth program

Deseret News

Dan Liljenquist: Time to relegate the Confederate battle flag to museums and Civil War reenactments

Op-ed: Utah lawmakers can protect minorities from negative impacts of Clean Power Plan

Op-ed: Move the prison for the sake of better prisoner reform

Editorial: Supreme Court ruling for raisin farmer extends Fifth Amendment protections against property seizure

86 Utah cities pushing for 1/4-cent sales tax increases

Latest building codes bill too slow to help air, homeowners critics say

Salt Lake County Council finalizes community preservation maps

Becker, challengers square off in Salt Lake City mayoral debate

LDS Church donates to Utah Pride Center's efforts to feed homeless youths


Op-ed: Standard parroted gun control lobby (Standard-Examiner)

Utah officials discuss progress of child welfare (Standard-Examiner)

Sales tax increase debated but not decided yet (Standard-Examiner)

Additional sales tax has Utah County residents worried, officials say it's needed (Daily Herald)

Country's youngest county needs tools that breed success (Daily Herald)

Mountain Accord agrees to put Utah County planning on hold (Daily Herald)

Today At Utah Policy

I was sitting at home the other day, waiting for the USA Women’s Soccer Team to play its semi-final World Cup match against Germany, when my home phone rang. Being a bit bored, I...
Marriage equality, Utah might miss the July Medicaid expansion deadline and the Utah GOP's money problems.    Plus, US Women's Soccer in the World Cup! 
Editor’s Note: Participants in the Lunt Capital Investment Trek recently visited the beaches and cemeteries of Normandy, the site of the greatest amphibious and airborne operation of all...
What did we learn from the first televised debate in the Salt Lake City mayoral race?   Not a whole heckuva lot.
article thumbnailA Montana man applies for a marriage license so he can legally marry his second wife, saying he was inspired by last week's Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage.
article thumbnailAt a campaign stop in Mesquite, GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul meets with Cliven Bundy to discuss, among other things, Rep. Ken Ivory's efforts to transfer control of federal land to the states. 

Policy Buzz

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...
It’s vitally important for people holding positions in public policy to stay informed and be up-to-date on current events. 


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.


Lighter Side

It is OK
"Sean Hannity asked yesterday why it is OK for President Obama's teenage daughters to go into stores and buy music chock-full of the N-word but not the Confederate flag. But how can you explain that to a guy who thinks kids still go into a store to buy music?"  Seth Myers   Political Humor 

Wise Words

Be United
"Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers."  Tecumseh  Brainy Quote