Recent Articles by Lisa Riley Roche
Published: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:41 pm MST
Sen. Orrin Hatch said Tuesday he was "sorry to see" that Utah businessman and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. called Sen. Mike Lee an embarrassment to the state, but he isn't ready to endorse Lee's re-election.
Published: Monday, December 22, 2014 8:04 pm MST
There are now just three sites in contention for a new state prison, in Salt Lake City, Eagle Mountain and near Grantsville, but other possibilities will be considered through January, a legislative commission ...
Published: Friday, December 12, 2014 6:43 pm MST
Even though there are no tax increases in his proposed $14.3 billion budget, Gov. Gary Herbert is making it clear he's ready to talk about raising taxes on gasoline.
Published: Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:24 pm MST
Gov. Gary Herbert proposed a new $14.3 billion state budget Thursday that provides $500 million in new money for public and higher education, including the largest increase in funds going to local school distri...
Published: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 8:19 pm MST
An overflow crowd opposing a proposed prison relocation site pledged to stand with the Eagle Mountain City Council as it adopted a resolution city officials hope will ward off the facility.
Published: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:24 pm MST
When Gov. Gary Herbert announces his proposed budget Thursday, the bottom line is expected to exceed $14 billion thanks to a big boost in ongoing revenues and surplus funds.
Published: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 6:38 pm MST
Despite new budget projections showing the state can count on an additional $638 million for the 2015 Legislature to spend, lawmakers Tuesday ordered an initial 2 percent budget cut.
Published: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 2:51 pm MST
Rep.-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, added her voice Tuesday to the growing opposition to sites under consideration for a new state prison, telling lawmakers it's "not warranted" to include three potential locations in...
Published: Monday, December 8, 2014 9:12 pm MST
Gov. Gary Herbert believes a new law changing the nomination process for political candidates is constitutional but he supports the Utah Republican Party's right to sue to stop it, according to a statement rele...
Published: Monday, December 8, 2014 5:03 pm MST
Sen. Mike Lee is making what he called "strategic changes" to his senior staff, hiring a top aide of former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., Neil Ashdown, to take over as his chief of staff.