Becky Lockhart

Legislative gems: Much to admire from this legislative session

Lost in the political drama of the legislative session, legislators were hard at work passing bills and building budgets that will help improve our lives. Here are a... Read more »

March 13, 2014

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In making educational progress in Utah, no single solution will suffice

Technology and funding must both be incorporated into a balanced and thoughtful approach to education reform. No single solution will suffice. With thousands of new... Read more »

March 12, 2014

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Lockhart's iPad-in-every-backpack plan lacked vision

In democracies (democratic republics, to be more precise), politicians rarely change the world through surprise legislation. It takes persuasive lobbying among key... Read more »

March 12, 2014

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Utah Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund 'doing well' after being rushed to hospital

Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, R-Monroe, was "stable and doing well" after leaving the Capitol on a stretcher Wednesday afternoon, according to statement from... Read more »

March 12, 2014

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House report: John Swallow hung 'for sale' sign on door of attorney general's office

The special House committee charged with investigating former Attorney General John Swallow ended its work Wednesday with the release of a report concluding that he... Read more »

March 12, 2014

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Gov. Herbert: I'm an 'action figure' on Medicaid expansion issue

Gov. Gary Herbert made it clear Tuesday he's not waiting around for lawmakers to make a decision about Medicaid expansion, announcing he's sending staff to Washington,... Read more »

March 11, 2014

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