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Most Utahns support a ballot initiative to have the state accept full Medicaid expansion. Utah Republicans' frustration with Sen. Orrin Hatch is boiling over. Love vs. McAdams is quickly becoming one of the biggest races to watch in 2018.
A new UtahPolicy.com survey finds that nearly 6 in 10 Utahns support a proposed ballot initiative that would have the state accept full Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act [Utah Policy].
Gov. Gary Herbert has reportedly mused that maybe he should jump into the U.S. Senate race next year. Don't worry - that's probably not going to happen. While that may be nothing more than frustration with Hatch's "will he, won't he" game, Herbert's speculation demonstrates that there's a possibility that Hatch could face a serious challenge next year [Utah Policy].
We already knew Democrat Ben McAdams was going to give Republican Mia Love a run for her money in 2018, but the race in Utah's 4th CD is quickly shaping up as one of the most important House races next year [Utah Policy].
|Nearly 6 in 10 Utahns support full Medicaid expansion ballot initiative|
Most Utahns favor a citizen initiative petition that would require the state to expand Medicaid (health aid for the poor/low-income), a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds....
|Utah Republicans are getting extremely frustrated with Orrin Hatch's indecisiveness|
Utah Republicans are buzzing about a rumored candidate for next year's U.S. Senate race who would be very intriguing, but it's probably nothing more than a political parlor game that's gotten a little out of hand....
|Love vs. McAdams ranked as one of 2018's must watch House races|
We already knew that the 4th CD contest between Republican Mia Love and Democrat Ben McAdams was going to be a close contest, but the race has slowly risen to the top of the most hotly contested elections in the next year....
|Weekly survey: Utah political New Year's resolutions|
2018 is almost upon us. Give us your New Year's resolutions for someone in Utah politics....
|Consumer attitudes regarding the present state of the economy at all-time high, future expectations dip|
After consecutive record-setting highs in October and November, the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) dipped slightly, decreasing from 124.4 in November to 118.7 in December....
|Utah State Legislature launches redesigned website|
In anticipation of the 2018 General Session, the Utah State Legislature is excited to launch the newly redesigned version of the legislative website, le.utah.gov. ...
|Senators Markey and Lee query Dept. of Homeland Security on expansion of facial recognition scanning program at U.S. airports|
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to answer important questions about its biometric exit program, which is currently operating at nine ...
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