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No money for House Speaker Becky Lockhart's education technology plan in budget

There is no money for House Speaker Becky Lockhart's education technology initiative in the budget deal worked out over the weekend with Senate leaders that moved... Read more »

March 10, 2014


Utah unemployment rate hits five-year low

Utah's unemployment rate in January hit a five-year low, falling to 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services. Utah’s nonfarm payroll... Read more »

March 9, 2014


With caucus compromise, Utah will enter new political terrain

This week's political compromise will bring changes to Utah politics. Count My Vote gave up its effort to kill the caucus system. Defenders of caucuses dropped their... Read more »

March 8, 2014


Count My Vote: Exploring the impact of compromise legislation

If the political parties adopt the reforms in the “compromise legislation” — approved by Count My Vote and passed by the Legislature — the... Read more »

March 9, 2014

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Endangered Species Act lost sight of its mission

A report from the Endangered Species Act Congressional Working Group found the ESA has produced an “unacceptable” recovery rate of 2 percent, and less than... Read more »

March 7, 2014


Utah A.G. John Swallow resigns, citing toll on family, finances

Utah Attorney General John Swallow announced his resignation Thursday after 10 months of intense public scrutiny that started with an indicted businessman's accusation... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2013


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