Gov. Gary Herbert says he should have a working agreement with the feds on his Medicaid expansion alternative within the next few weeks. A UtahPolicy.com poll shows Utahns oppose Becky Lockhart's appointment as state superintendent of schools and Sen. Mike Lee makes a hire for his 2016 campaign.    Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott...

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A federal jugde orders two rejected candidates for state school board back on the ballot. Lee vows to block lame-duck legislation. Utah's GOP members of Congress send a letter asking Obama to not create a new national monument in the state.

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A federal judge ruled Utah's method for electing State School Board members is unconstitutional. Our "Political Insiders" are split on what the best method would be moving forward.
House Speaker Becky Lockhart says she wants the Utah State Superintendent job with the Utah Board of Education. Our "Political Insiders" say they're not so sure she's the right...

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article thumbnailVail's purchase Thursday of Park City Mountain ensures that all of Park City's three major ski resorts will be running this winter, reports The New York Times.
The morning after the Sandy Hook shootings, Shannon Watts, a mother of five and a former public relations executive, started a Facebook page called "One Million Moms for Gun Control." It proved...
Oh, the fine line of “advocacy” or “comparative” political campaign advertising as compared to “negative” advertising.
Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz say they will block any non-emergency legislation the Democrats try to push through during the lame-duck session of Congress later this year.

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Energy development in the Uintah Basin is clearly Utah’s greatest economic opportunity. Smart, but aggressive, development of the region’s massive energy resources can create tens of thousands of...
Over the weekend, as thousands of people paraded around downtown Salt Lake City in strange costumes, most of which I didn’t recognize, I wondered why I had absolutely no desire to dress up like a...

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Gov. Gary Herbert says he should have a working agreement with the feds on his Medicaid expansion alternative within the next few weeks. A UtahPolicy.com poll shows Utahns oppose Becky Lockhart's...
Does Becky Lockhart have a chance to be appointed as the next Utah Schools Superintendent, and why would she want that job? Also, how do Utahns feel about police tactics and brutality?   Bob Bernick and Bryan...

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Ukraine
"Despite the fact that the Ukraine has been all over the news for the past few weeks, a survey found that 64 percent of U.S. students still couldn't find Ukraine on a map. Said Vladimir Putin, 'Soon nobody will.'" –Seth Meyers  Political Humor 

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