Sen. Orrin Hatch is holding a fundraiser for his re-election committee in January, fueling speculation that he is readying to run for an eighth term next year [Utah Policy].
It was a week chock full of political news for Utah. Bryan Schott and Bob Bernick break down what happened and why for you [Utah Policy]. Here’s a podcast version if you prefer [Utah Policy].
Reps. Brad Last and Mike Schultz get promotions in House leadership following the resignation of Rep. Dean Sanpei [Utah Policy].
Utah drops from the top spot in the rankings for “Best states for business” [Utah Policy].
National Republicans launch an attack website to go after Mayor Ben McAdams in next year’s Congressional race against Rep. Mia Love [Fox 13].
Two more lawsuits are filed over President Donald Trump‘s decision to slash Bears Ears National Monument [Deseret News].
Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Mia Love said it was the right decision for Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to resign following allegations of sexual misconduct [Deseret News].
Rep. Mia Love says Texas Republican Blake Farenthold should resign from Congress following news that more than $80,000 in taxpayer money was used to settle a sexual harassment claim against him [CNN].
The investigation into Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves found that Graves displayed threatening behavior in the workplace but could not confirm allegations of sexual misconduct [Daily Herald, Deseret News, Tribune].
Sen. Daniel Thatcher wants LDS Church leaders to take a stand on his proposed hate crimes legislation [Tribune].
Gov. Gary Herbert‘s office gives the State Board of Education a sneak preview at their “Utah Education Roadmap,” which will be released next year [Deseret News].