Recent Articles by Lisa Riley Roche
Published: Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 pm MDT
The first time Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, saw Congress up close was as a Boy Scout on a tour given by one of the leaders of his Washington, D.C.-area troop, Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who later headed the Sena...
Published: Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:33 pm MDT
The tea party movement that toppled former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010 and supported his successor, Sen. Mike Lee, remains strong, a Harvard University professor said Thursday at the University of Utah.
Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:35 pm MDT
Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to start meeting in early April with legislative leaders to hammer out an agreement on his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, but their discussions will stay behind cl...
Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:27 pm MDT
Gov. Gary Herbert signed 42 bills Tuesday, including measures creating a white-collar crime offender registry, allowing people with terminal illnesses access to experimental treatments, and restricting the sale...
Published: Monday, March 23, 2015 6:16 pm MDT
Sen. Mike Lee isn't ready to endorse anyone, including his closest political ally, newly announced GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in the 2016 race for the White House.
Published: Saturday, March 14, 2015 3:02 pm MDT
Utahns will pay more at the pump as a result of a gas tax increase passed in the final hour of the 2015 Legislature after lengthy negotiations between the House and the Senate.
Published: Friday, March 13, 2015 4:21 pm MDT
Even though Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders had just pledged to reach a compromise on Medicaid expansion this summer, some House members continued to push back in the final hours of the 2015 Legislatu...
Published: Friday, March 13, 2015 8:47 am MDT
A historic anti-discrimination and religious rights compromise and a monumental stalemate over Medicaid expansion will bring down the curtain late Thursday on the 2015 Utah Legislature.
Published: Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:18 pm MDT
There was no deal on Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion in the 2015 Legislature, but the governor promised Thursday he and legislative leaders will come up with a compromise by J...
Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:39 pm MDT
There's a deal in the works in the ongoing back-and-forth between the House and the Senate over Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion.