Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb
Republican LaVarr Webb is a political consultant and lobbyist. Previously he was policy deputy to Gov. Mike Leavitt and Deseret News managing editor. Email: lwebb@exoro.com. Democrat Frank Pignanelli is a Salt Lake attorney, lobbyist and political adviser. Pignanelli served 10 years in the Utah House of Representatives, six years as minority leader. His spouse, D'Arcy Dixon Pignanelli, is a state tax commissioner. Email: frankp@xmission.com.

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As a longtime supporter of Count My Vote, I was disappointed to see Johnson side with the party machine and attack Herbert because he gathered signatures.
So political discourse in Utah will be at higher temperatures for the next several cycles. Thank goodness. Protesters against the BYU Honor Code should not have all the fun.
The historical precedent in this country is that parties can choose a president through whatever means they choose. Superdelegates are either elected officials, or party bigwigs chosen by delegates.
Not since the 1976 Republican convention has our state enjoyed such an impact on the nomination process.
All predictions and conventional wisdom have been upended in this race, so no one really knows how a Trump nomination might affect down-ballot races.
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Utahns are proud of our state’s amazing accomplishments. We deserved to host a presidential primary debate. Mr. Trump's refusal to attend in order to give a speech to a PAC is an offense and insult.
We keep hearing that anything related to Donald Trump increases newspaper readership. So, in a heroic attempt to bolster Deseret News circulation, this year we graciously use Trumpisms to illustrate legislative...
By Thursday midnight, Utah’s 104 citizen lawmakers will have paid for critical state needs, including more money for education, and balanced the state budget. They will have dealt forthrightly with the ma...
Like most things in life, the Legislature offers contradictions. We explore some of the standard issues and new trends.