Apparently nobody wants to take on Jason Chaffetz in Utah's 3rd Congressional District. According to the latest round of FEC reports, Chaffetz is the only candidate who is raising money.

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Last week former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff accused prosecutors, particularly Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, of having a political agenda in bringing felony charges against the...
Rep. Jason Chaffetz made news last week by saying he thinks Mitt Romney will be the next President of the United States. Our "Political Insiders" and readers don't agree with him...at all.

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Today At Utah Policy

Here's our first look at the 2014 races for Utah House. All 75 seats are up for election this year. Our first round of ratings show Utah's Democrats could be on the defensive this year.
Apparently nobody wants to take on Jason Chaffetz in Utah's 3rd Congressional District. According to the latest round of FEC reports, Chaffetz is the only candidate who is raising money.
A new report says the 13 states that raised their minimum wages this year are adding jobs quicker than those states that did not.
Here's something to discuss around the water cooler...a list of 25 Fortune 500 companies that spent more on lobbying than they did on federal taxes between 2008 and 2012.

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As a former long-time journalist and public affairs consultant, I’ve long been interested in how power and influence are wielded in a community to achieve important community initiatives.
As 11 Utah cities weigh the important decision of whether to continue negotiations with Macquarie Capital regarding the UTOPIA Network, the Utah Taxpayers Association has aggressively stepped up to...

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John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are hauled off to the hoosegow! Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss the week in Utah politics.
The Utah GOP is about broke while Democrats have tons of money - but that may not matter too much. Plus, Jason Chaffetz says Mitt Romney is going to run again in 2016. Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott...

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"Congressman Raul Labrador said that impeaching President Obama isn't a good idea, because, quote, 'no one wants President Joe Biden.' And that's when Biden realized why Obama picked him as a running mate." –Jimmy Fallon  Political Humor

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