Mike Leavitt http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Mike Leavitt en-us Copyright 2016, Deseret News Publishing Company Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:00:01 MST Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:24:19 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss In our opinion: Poll shows Utahns favor restricting development of prime agricultural land http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633732/Poll-shows-Utahns-favor-restricting-development-of-prime-agricultural-land.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633732/Poll-shows-Utahns-favor-restricting-development-of-prime-agricultural-land.html?pg=all Envision Utah released a poll this week showing an overwhelming majority of Utahns, 82 percent, supports finding ways to... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:00:00 MDT Are there win-win answers for LGBT rights and religious conscience? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624400/Are-there-win-win-answers-for-LGBT-rights-and-religious-conscience.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624400/Are-there-win-win-answers-for-LGBT-rights-and-religious-conscience.html?pg=all Utah’s path to combining LGBT rights and religious freedom in newly passed legislation might be more of a template for... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 MDT 'Mormon proposal' sparks forum in Washington, D.C. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624335/Mormon-proposal-sparks-forum-in-Washington-DC.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624335/Mormon-proposal-sparks-forum-in-Washington-DC.html?pg=all Brookings Institution and Deseret News panel discussions bring light to process that led to historic deal and potential for... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:10:00 MDT Utah anti-bias, religious rights law could be model for other states http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624241/Utah-anti-bias-religious-rights-law-could-be-model-for-other-states.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624241/Utah-anti-bias-religious-rights-law-could-be-model-for-other-states.html?pg=all Utah's new law expanding anti-discrimination protections for gays and lesbians along with religious liberty protections for... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 15:30:00 MDT Brookings, Deseret News host Washington D.C. forum http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624196/Brookings-Deseret-News-host-Washington-DC-forum.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624196/Brookings-Deseret-News-host-Washington-DC-forum.html?pg=all The Brookings Institution and Deseret News will host a forum Monday discussing "gay rights, religious exemptions, and the... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:44:32 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Will legislators be able to resolve big issues this session? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865623719/Will-legislators-be-able-to-resolve-big-issues-this-session.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865623719/Will-legislators-be-able-to-resolve-big-issues-this-session.html?pg=all Utah lawmakers pack up and go home later this week, but they have participated in what could be a historic session.... Sun, 08 Mar 2015 01:10:14 MST Greg Bell: Too many steering wheels in Utah's public education system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611264/Too-many-steering-wheels-in-Utahs-public-education-system.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611264/Too-many-steering-wheels-in-Utahs-public-education-system.html?pg=all The governor, Legislature, state school board, state superintendent, local school boards and superintendents each steer a... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:32:16 MDT Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish nominated for federal judgeship http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611251/Utah-Supreme-Court-Justice-Jill-Parrish-nominated-for-federal-judgeship.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611251/Utah-Supreme-Court-Justice-Jill-Parrish-nominated-for-federal-judgeship.html?pg=all Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish has been nominated for a federal district judgeship by President Barack Obama. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:39:50 MDT 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600749/Salt-Lake-Chamber-honors-Mike-Leavitt-for-service-to-Utah.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600666/Mike-Leavitts-memorable-decision-to-not-go-negative.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600259/Utah-celebrates-100th-anniversary-of-laying-of-Capitol-cornerstone.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599490/Business-leaders-in-Utah-enjoy-higher-favorability-than-politicians.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589963/Letter-State-delegate.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588184/My-View-No-caucus-means-fly-over-counties.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587810/Mike-Leavitt-talks-about-how-to-bring-people-and-organizations-together.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585490/Gail-Miller-named-co-chairwoman-of-Count-My-Vote-initiative-to-change-Utahs-caucus-convention.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636327/Wall-Street-Journal-NSA-surveillance-monitored-email-text-communications-in-Salt-Lake-during.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635543/To-those-who-believe-Obamacare-is-the-answer.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581368/Romneys-Deer-Valley-retreat-a-reunion-for-supporters-like-Paul-Ryan-Chris-Christie-Rand-Paul.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631557/Dont-rely-on-Utahs-best-run-state-accolades.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630884/Blueprint-outlines-work-former-Utah-Gov-Mike-Leavitt-others-did-to-prepare-for-President-Romney.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578854/New-Salt-Lake-County-GOP-chairman-questions-changes-to-caucus-system.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627531/Will-Utah-parties-change-how-they-pick-candidates.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578568/State-GOP-convention-to-consider-changes-to-caucus-system.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578497/Outgoing-GOP-chairman-eyes-high-profile-political-future.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578211/Utah-GOP-making-progress-in-quest-for-open-caucus-meetings.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626821/Bike-riders-in-Salt-Lake-City-are-they-friend-or-foe.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578167/Conservative-icons-disagree-on-gay-marriage-in-Utah-speeches.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577763/Utahns-remember-Margaret-Thatcher-from-1996-visit.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626224/Will-there-be-tax-increases-for-education-in-Utah.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577474/Leavitt-to-speak-on-religious-freedom-at-UVU.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624755/The-hits-home-runs-and-errors-of-the-legislative-session.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575800/Clean-air-advocates-slam-Legislature-for-inaction.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624449/Spend-for-conservation.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575617/Utah-Marriage-Commission-gets-final-nod-from-Legislature.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574984/Senate-commitee-approves-putting-marriage-commission-into-law.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623702/Should-we-be-angry-about-this-sequestration-business.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574239/Lawmaker-wants-Marriage-Commission-to-tie-the-knot-with-state.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623251/Here-are-big-issues-of-the-2013-legislative-session.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622760/Legislative-session-is-a-boiling-cauldron-of-conjecture.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622248/Utah-Legislature-faces-myriad-issues-as-week-3-begins.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621620/What-politicos-are-saying-and-what-they-really-mean.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570524/Vicki-Varela-named-new-tourism-managing-director.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615140/Mitt-Romney-said-anything-to-win.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563845/Weber-State-to-open-new-political-institute-with-event-featuring-governors.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765605986/Workforce-Services-should-focus-on-workforce-development.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561832/SLCC-names-Sheehan-to-community-relations-post.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556884/Mike-Leavitts-new-role-heading-Romney-transition-team-puts-attention-on-former-Utah-governor.html?pg=all 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?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765580707/Who-Is-Mike-Leavitt-the-Man-Leading-Mitt-Romneys-Transition-Team.html?pg=all The Atlantic looks into the background of former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:44:59 MDT