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Bad blood between the NRA and Utah lawmakers means no "constitutional carry" bill this year. Sen. Orrin Hatch says he recruited Mitt Romney because he didn't want a "dud" to replace him. The stock market has lost nearly $4 trillion in value since Friday.
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Gun rights groups have been pushing Utah lawmakers to adopt a bill allowing gun owners to carry a concealed weapon without a permit, but lawmakers in Utah aren't too keen on the idea, and they're blaming the NRA for hurting the legislation's chances [Utah Policy].
Sen. Orrin Hatch says he recruited Mitt Romney to run to replace him in the U.S. Senate because he was worried a "dud" would follow him [Utah Policy].
Rep. Mike Noel is blocking a resolution to replace a statue in Washington, D.C. of television inventor Philo Farnsworth with one of Martha Hughes Cannon, the first female state senator elected in the U.S. [Utah Policy].
Legislators push to put a constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot that would allow the Legislature to call itself into a special session. RIght now only the governor can do that [Utah Policy].
Gov. Gary Herbert's approval rating in Utah is the seventh-highest in the country according to a new national poll [Utah Policy].
|Republican lawmakers say no 'constitutional carry' gun bill in 2018|
Several Republican lawmakers say there's no appetite this year to pass a so-called "constitutional carry" bill, that would allow a Utahn to carry a weapon, either concealed or in the open, without a permit....
|Hatch: 'I don't want some dud to replace me'|
Once he started thinking about retirement last year, Sen. Orrin Hatch pitched Mitt Romney on the idea of running to replace him....
|Herbert is nations 7th 'most popular' governor|
Gov. Gary Herbert has climbed back into the top-10 of nation's governors with the highest approval ratings, landing in the seventh spot....
|Fight over replacing Philo Farnsworth statue in Washington, D.C. with one depicting first woman Senator starts to boil over on Utah's Capitol Hill|
"If Philo was a woman we wouldn't be having this conversation," says Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, who is not known for his politically-correct rhetoric at times....
|Lawmakers moving forward with proposed constitutional change to allow the legislature to call themselves into special session|
GOP leaders in the Utah House and Senate are going forward this session with a constitutional amendment that would allow the Legislature to call itself into a special session, even if the governor doesn't want one....
|Karl Rove to speak at the Hinckley Institute of Politics|
Iconic Political Strategist Karl Rove will present his lecture, "If You Think It's Bad Now, Think Again" on Thursday, February 8, at 2:00 PM at the Hinckley Institute of Politics....
|Fox files: 'Do incentives matter?'|
I'm quite often asked if incentives really matter in corporate site selection....
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