Mike Leavitt http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Mike Leavitt en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:56:28 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Salt Lake Chamber honors Mike Leavitt for service to Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600749/Salt-Lake-Chamber-honors-Mike-Leavitt-for-service-to-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600749/Salt-Lake-Chamber-honors-Mike-Leavitt-for-service-to-Utah.html Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt was named as the 2014 recipient of the Salt Lake Chamber's Giant in Our City Award, including... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:10:00 MDT Mike Leavitt's memorable decision to not go negative http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600666/Mike-Leavitts-memorable-decision-to-not-go-negative.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600666/Mike-Leavitts-memorable-decision-to-not-go-negative.html It illustrates the character of Leavitt in contrast to today’s routine nasty, negative campaigning. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah celebrates 100th anniversary of laying of Capitol cornerstone http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600259/Utah-celebrates-100th-anniversary-of-laying-of-Capitol-cornerstone.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600259/Utah-celebrates-100th-anniversary-of-laying-of-Capitol-cornerstone.html One hundred years after the state Capitol cornerstone was laid, state leaders charged Utahns to glance backward but focus on... Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:20:13 MDT A. Scott Anderson: Business leaders in Utah enjoy higher favorability than politicians http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599490/Business-leaders-in-Utah-enjoy-higher-favorability-than-politicians.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599490/Business-leaders-in-Utah-enjoy-higher-favorability-than-politicians.html Who are Utah’s most respected public figures? Interestingly, among the top five, only one is an incumbent elected... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Letter: State delegate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589963/Letter-State-delegate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589963/Letter-State-delegate.html The caucus system ensures that our political leaders and candidates sit down face to face with ordinary people and discuss... Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MST My View: No caucus means fly-over counties http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588184/My-View-No-caucus-means-fly-over-counties.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588184/My-View-No-caucus-means-fly-over-counties.html The current caucus/convention and primary system ensures that voting communities around the state are heard to a greater... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Paul S. Edwards: Mike Leavitt talks about how to bring people and organizations together http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587810/Mike-Leavitt-talks-about-how-to-bring-people-and-organizations-together.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587810/Mike-Leavitt-talks-about-how-to-bring-people-and-organizations-together.html Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt visits with Deseret News Editor Paul Edwards to discuss his recent book about how to manage... Sun, 06 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Gail Miller named co-chairwoman of Count My Vote initiative to change Utah's caucus, convention system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585490/Gail-Miller-named-co-chairwoman-of-Count-My-Vote-initiative-to-change-Utahs-caucus-convention.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585490/Gail-Miller-named-co-chairwoman-of-Count-My-Vote-initiative-to-change-Utahs-caucus-convention.html Gail Miller said she is carrying on the "legacy and passion for participation" shared with her late husband as a new... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:15:00 MDT Wall Street Journal: NSA surveillance monitored email, text communications in Salt Lake during Olympics http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636327/Wall-Street-Journal-NSA-surveillance-monitored-email-text-communications-in-Salt-Lake-during.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636327/Wall-Street-Journal-NSA-surveillance-monitored-email-text-communications-in-Salt-Lake-during.html The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the FBI and NSA worked with... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: To those who believe Obamacare is the answer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635543/To-those-who-believe-Obamacare-is-the-answer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635543/To-those-who-believe-Obamacare-is-the-answer.html Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT Romney's Deer Valley retreat a reunion for supporters like Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Rand Paul http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581368/Romneys-Deer-Valley-retreat-a-reunion-for-supporters-like-Paul-Ryan-Chris-Christie-Rand-Paul.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581368/Romneys-Deer-Valley-retreat-a-reunion-for-supporters-like-Paul-Ryan-Chris-Christie-Rand-Paul.html For former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, the "Experts & Enthusiasts" retreat hosted by 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt... Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:00:00 MDT Natalie Gochnour: Don't rely on Utah's 'best run state' accolades http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631557/Dont-rely-on-Utahs-best-run-state-accolades.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631557/Dont-rely-on-Utahs-best-run-state-accolades.html We are fortunate in Utah to have had great governors through the years. I've had the pleasure of working directly with three... Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:00:00 MDT Blueprint outlines work former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, others did to prepare for President Romney http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630884/Blueprint-outlines-work-former-Utah-Gov-Mike-Leavitt-others-did-to-prepare-for-President-Romney.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630884/Blueprint-outlines-work-former-Utah-Gov-Mike-Leavitt-others-did-to-prepare-for-President-Romney.html Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt and his team were all set for President Mitt Romney's first 200 days in office, setting a... Wed, 29 May 2013 19:16:00 MDT New Salt Lake County GOP chairman questions changes to caucus system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578854/New-Salt-Lake-County-GOP-chairman-questions-changes-to-caucus-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578854/New-Salt-Lake-County-GOP-chairman-questions-changes-to-caucus-system.html Newly elected Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Chad Bennion said the party's caucus and convention system for selecting... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:15:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Will Utah parties change how they pick candidates? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627531/Will-Utah-parties-change-how-they-pick-candidates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627531/Will-Utah-parties-change-how-they-pick-candidates.html It seems the world spins out of control, with cataclysmic events occurring far beyond our feeble minds to comprehend. We'll... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT State GOP convention to consider changes to caucus system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578568/State-GOP-convention-to-consider-changes-to-caucus-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578568/State-GOP-convention-to-consider-changes-to-caucus-system.html Delegates to next month's state GOP convention will consider proposals intended to ward off a threatened initiative petition... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:22:22 MDT Outgoing GOP chairman eyes high-profile political future http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578497/Outgoing-GOP-chairman-eyes-high-profile-political-future.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578497/Outgoing-GOP-chairman-eyes-high-profile-political-future.html Outgoing Utah GOP Chairman Thomas Wright isn't ruling out a run to represent Utahns in Washington, D.C., or even lead the... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:42:13 MDT Utah GOP making progress in quest for open caucus meetings http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578211/Utah-GOP-making-progress-in-quest-for-open-caucus-meetings.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578211/Utah-GOP-making-progress-in-quest-for-open-caucus-meetings.html Utah Republicans on Saturday continued discussion about opening caucus meetings to include more of the state's registered... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:05:06 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Bike riders in Salt Lake City, are they friend or foe? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626821/Bike-riders-in-Salt-Lake-City-are-they-friend-or-foe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626821/Bike-riders-in-Salt-Lake-City-are-they-friend-or-foe.html Significant things are happening in Utah's transportation system. LaVarr calmly explains, and Frank just rants about, these... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Conservative icons disagree on gay marriage in Utah speeches http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578167/Conservative-icons-disagree-on-gay-marriage-in-Utah-speeches.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578167/Conservative-icons-disagree-on-gay-marriage-in-Utah-speeches.html Princeton Professor Robert George and former Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt spoke this week at Utah events, and both directly... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:50:00 MDT Utahns remember Margaret Thatcher from 1996 visit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577763/Utahns-remember-Margaret-Thatcher-from-1996-visit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577763/Utahns-remember-Margaret-Thatcher-from-1996-visit.html Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher spent a week in Utah in March 1996, marking a U.K. Utah Festival by attending... Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:45:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Will there be tax increases for education in Utah? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626224/Will-there-be-tax-increases-for-education-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626224/Will-there-be-tax-increases-for-education-in-Utah.html Spring break is over and the Easter bunny has crawled back into his hole. Thus, your columnists are no longer distracted and... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Leavitt to speak on religious freedom at UVU http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577474/Leavitt-to-speak-on-religious-freedom-at-UVU.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577474/Leavitt-to-speak-on-religious-freedom-at-UVU.html Utah Valley University has tapped former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt for the keynote address of the Center For Constitutional... Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:32:12 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: The hits, home runs and errors of the legislative session http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624755/The-hits-home-runs-and-errors-of-the-legislative-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624755/The-hits-home-runs-and-errors-of-the-legislative-session.html From Major League spring training to Little League tryouts, baseball is in the air — signaling long anticipated warm... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Clean air advocates slam Legislature for inaction http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575800/Clean-air-advocates-slam-Legislature-for-inaction.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575800/Clean-air-advocates-slam-Legislature-for-inaction.html Clean air advocates assert the only thing more foul than the Wasatch Front's air this past winter was the Utah Legislature's... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:00:27 MDT In our opinion: Spend for conservation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624449/Spend-for-conservation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624449/Spend-for-conservation.html Nearly 18 years have passed since then-Gov. Mike Leavitt convened a growth summit to discuss ways to preserve critical open... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Utah Marriage Commission gets final nod from Legislature http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575617/Utah-Marriage-Commission-gets-final-nod-from-Legislature.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575617/Utah-Marriage-Commission-gets-final-nod-from-Legislature.html The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill enshrining the Utah Marriage Commission in state law. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:05:00 MDT Senate commitee approves putting marriage commission into law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574984/Senate-commitee-approves-putting-marriage-commission-into-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574984/Senate-commitee-approves-putting-marriage-commission-into-law.html Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:05:00 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Should we be angry about this sequestration business? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623702/Should-we-be-angry-about-this-sequestration-business.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623702/Should-we-be-angry-about-this-sequestration-business.html The dreaded sequestration budget cuts are happening. Should we be angry at the Utah congressional delegation for not doing... Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MST Lawmaker wants Marriage Commission to tie the knot with state http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574239/Lawmaker-wants-Marriage-Commission-to-tie-the-knot-with-state.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574239/Lawmaker-wants-Marriage-Commission-to-tie-the-knot-with-state.html A bill establishing a Utah Marriage Commission in state law was approved Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee despite... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:05:00 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Here are big issues of the 2013 legislative session http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623251/Here-are-big-issues-of-the-2013-legislative-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623251/Here-are-big-issues-of-the-2013-legislative-session.html As the Legislature begins its second half, here's our take on some of the big issues being addressed. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:31:32 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Legislative session is a boiling cauldron of conjecture http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622760/Legislative-session-is-a-boiling-cauldron-of-conjecture.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622760/Legislative-session-is-a-boiling-cauldron-of-conjecture.html With so many big issues, so little time, and so many politicos — all concentrated in such a small area — a... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 00:00:00 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah Legislature faces myriad issues as week 3 begins http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622248/Utah-Legislature-faces-myriad-issues-as-week-3-begins.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622248/Utah-Legislature-faces-myriad-issues-as-week-3-begins.html The Legislature is rolling along, beginning its third week tomorrow. As usual, it faces a potpourri of issues. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:00:00 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What politicos are saying and what they really mean http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621620/What-politicos-are-saying-and-what-they-really-mean.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621620/What-politicos-are-saying-and-what-they-really-mean.html We've entered that dark, dreary, clammy period of the year. And that's just inside the Capitol. Yes, Utah's 104 citizen... Sun, 03 Feb 2013 00:00:00 MST Vicki Varela named new tourism managing director http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570524/Vicki-Varela-named-new-tourism-managing-director.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570524/Vicki-Varela-named-new-tourism-managing-director.html The Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced Friday that Vicki Varela has been chosen as the new managing... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:13:34 MST Letter: Mitt Romney said anything to win http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615140/Mitt-Romney-said-anything-to-win.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615140/Mitt-Romney-said-anything-to-win.html As a non-Utah, non-Republican LDS Church member, I am somewhat puzzled by the contents of the Nov. 6 article titled "Is Mitt... Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST Weber State to open new political institute with event featuring governors http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563845/Weber-State-to-open-new-political-institute-with-event-featuring-governors.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563845/Weber-State-to-open-new-political-institute-with-event-featuring-governors.html Fri, 05 Oct 2012 11:03:24 MDT John Florez: Workforce Services should focus on workforce development http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765605986/Workforce-Services-should-focus-on-workforce-development.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765605986/Workforce-Services-should-focus-on-workforce-development.html In 1992, Gov. Mike Leavitt's transition team was presented with a white paper that would restructure the existing Utah... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 00:00:00 MDT SLCC names Sheehan to community relations post http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561832/SLCC-names-Sheehan-to-community-relations-post.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561832/SLCC-names-Sheehan-to-community-relations-post.html Salt Lake Community College has named Tim Sheehan as vice president of government and community relations. Sheehan had been... Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:33:58 MDT Mike Leavitt's new role heading Romney transition team puts attention on former Utah governor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556884/Mike-Leavitts-new-role-heading-Romney-transition-team-puts-attention-on-former-Utah-governor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556884/Mike-Leavitts-new-role-heading-Romney-transition-team-puts-attention-on-former-Utah-governor.html Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt is heading up transition planning for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:15:59 MDT Who Is Mike Leavitt, the Man Leading Mitt Romney's Transition Team? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765580707/Who-Is-Mike-Leavitt-the-Man-Leading-Mitt-Romneys-Transition-Team.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765580707/Who-Is-Mike-Leavitt-the-Man-Leading-Mitt-Romneys-Transition-Team.html The Atlantic looks into the background of former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:44:59 MDT Debt collector associated with IHC hires Mike Leavitt to repair image after accusations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555970/Debt-collector-associated-with-IHC-hires-Mike-Leavitt-to-repair-image-after-accusations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555970/Debt-collector-associated-with-IHC-hires-Mike-Leavitt-to-repair-image-after-accusations.html Accretive Health Inc., a medical debt collection agency with connection to Intermountain Healthcare, has hired former Utah... Thu, 17 May 2012 11:27:47 MDT Mike Leavitt endorses Dave Clark in 2nd Congressional District race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554179/Mike-Leavitt-endorses-Dave-Clark-in-2nd-Congressional-District-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554179/Mike-Leavitt-endorses-Dave-Clark-in-2nd-Congressional-District-race.html Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:16:20 MDT Matthew Durrant sworn in as chief justice of Utah Supreme Court http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552985/Matthew-Durrant-sworn-in-as-chief-justice-of-Utah-Supreme-Court.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552985/Matthew-Durrant-sworn-in-as-chief-justice-of-Utah-Supreme-Court.html A new chief justice has been sworn in at the Utah Supreme Court. Matthew B. Durrant took over the post from Justice Christine... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:30:47 MDT Judge, professor honored by Utah State Bar http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552464/Judge-professor-honored-by-Utah-State-Bar.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552464/Judge-professor-honored-by-Utah-State-Bar.html Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:20:02 MDT Leavitt firm focusing on health care intelligence http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865551627/Leavitt-firm-focusing-on-health-care-intelligence.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865551627/Leavitt-firm-focusing-on-health-care-intelligence.html Utah's former chief political executive is heading up an effort to bring information to companies that will shape the way... Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:04:37 MST Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt: Romney's Olympic turnaround is 'exactly what we need in a president' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765555366/Former-Utah-Gov-Mike-Leavitt-Romneys-Olympic-turnaround-is-exactly-what-we-need-in-a-president.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765555366/Former-Utah-Gov-Mike-Leavitt-Romneys-Olympic-turnaround-is-exactly-what-we-need-in-a-president.html Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 MST Readers' forum: Make time for caucuses http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700214970/Make-time-for-caucuses.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700214970/Make-time-for-caucuses.html Recent calls to change our caucus system following the ouster of Sen. Bob Bennett have me concerned, not because I have... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:00:00 MST Readers' forum: Utah's caucus system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700214598/Utahs-caucus-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700214598/Utahs-caucus-system.html In his opinion piece, former Gov. Mike Leavitt expresses concern that he saw few young people at his caucus. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:00:00 MST