Becky Lockhart Becky Lockhart en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:01 MST Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:06:58 MST Newspapers New House Speaker Greg Hughes urges legislators to engage in 'big, hard fights' New House Speaker Greg Hughes urged lawmakers on the opening day of the Utah Legislature to engage in the "big, hard fights"... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:59:28 MST Are you willing to pay more for your child's education? Public education leaders are closely watching a lengthy list of bills slotted for the legislative session beginning Monday,... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:15:00 MST Funeral held for former House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart Former House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart's funeral was held Friday at an LDS Church stake center. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:52:52 MST In our opinion: Becky Lockhart's tributes are personal as much as political From the U.S. Senate to the Utah State Capitol, tributes honoring the late House Speaker Becky Lockhart have flowed freely in... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:18:41 MST Former Utah Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart dies from rare brain disease Former Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart passed away in her home Saturday from an unrecoverable and extremely rare... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:13:13 MST Becky Lockhart remembered in Capitol memorial service Becky Lockhart, the first woman to serve as Utah House speaker, was honored Thursday as a role model, a wife and mother, and... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:10:00 MST Dan Liljenquist: Gratitude for Lockhart's well-lived life and service Those of us who knew former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart appreciated her quick wit, enjoyed her ready laugh and... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:39:17 MST Richard Davis: Will 2015 Legislature listen to the voters for a change? The Utah State Legislature convenes next Monday. Will the legislators sworn in that day be as responsive to the... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:32:38 MST 'Carry on': Friends reflect on Becky Lockhart's commitment to family, faith and work Rebecca Lockhart was remembered by friends and colleagues as a loving wife and mother, a woman of faith, and an advocate for... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:00:00 MST Utah leaders react to death of former House Speaker Becky Lockhart Utah leaders react to the death of former House Speaker Becky Lockhart. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:15:00 MST Disease that killed Becky Lockhart described as 'Alzheimer's on steroids' Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, CJD, struck former Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart in November. The rare and fatal brain... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:15:00 MST Can state leaders, Herbert compromise on Medicaid before session? Legislative leaders and Gov. Gary Herbert are still split over his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, but... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:02:41 MST Tax increases on the table for upcoming legislative session Tax increases are on the table for the 2015 Legislature, participants in the Utah Taxpayers Association's annual... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:05:00 MST Utah leaders express concern over former Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart's 'critical illness' Utah political leaders expressed concern Wednesday over former Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart's health. A family... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:30:00 MST Former House Speaker Becky Lockhart facing critical illness, family says Family of Becky Lockhart confirmed Tuesday that the now former house speaker is critically ill. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:25:00 MST Herbert proposes $14.3B budget with $500M in new money for education Gov. Gary Herbert proposed a new $14.3 billion state budget Thursday that provides $500 million in new money for public and... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:32:11 MST Greg Hartley named chief of staff for Utah House of Representatives Utah House Speaker-elect Greg Hughes has named political veteran Greg Hartley to serve as the chief of staff for the House of... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:04:28 MST Commission will pursue outside counsel for public lands fight The Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands has approval to seek outside legal advice over the state's efforts to gain... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:25:07 MST In search of a bridge between STEM education and employment Businesses and educators are looking for ways to bridge the gap between science-related job openings and a shortage of... Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:41:13 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Expressions of gratitude from politicos on Thanksgiving weekend Using high-tech, top-secret techniques that are outrageously invasive and personally offensive (which means they are approved... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:00:00 MST Retiring House speaker wants place at table for lawmakers on testing range expansion Retiring House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, said Wednesday lawmakers need to be involved in the negotiations to expand... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:47:44 MST Gov. Gary Herbert says Utahns will reject outside group's attack on Healthy Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday Utahns won't be swayed by a Florida-based group's attempt to stop his proposed Healthy Utah... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:20:00 MST In our opinion: Technology in today's schools — Getting an early start is crucial, and costly Early education in computers and computer programming in some European schools is starting to pay dividends. Utah needs to... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Percolating issues that could bubble into state politics This is a fun time of year with the big four sports — baseball, football, basketball and politics — all underway... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Gov. Gary Herbert's campaign fundraiser sells out, another planned Gov. Gary Herbert's sold-out annual campaign fundraising gala Saturday night was so popular this year, he's planning on... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:58:44 MDT Western state leaders convene in Salt Lake City, urge control of federal lands Representative from 14 states — including South Carolina — met in Salt Lake City this week and unanimously... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:40:00 MDT State School Board names 4 candidates for superintendent position The Utah State Board of Education announced Monday the names of four people being considered to fill the position of state... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:57:55 MDT Commission to highlight women in Utah economy Created during the 2014 Legislature and headed by House Minority Leader Jennifer Seelig and Speaker Becky Lockhart, the Women... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:55:00 MDT Plan for learning device in hands of each Utah student could cost $451M It could cost as much as $451 million to put a personal computer in the hands of every Utah public school student and... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:55:00 MDT Interior secretary promised no surprise new monuments in Utah, Herbert says Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday that U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell promised Utah won't be surprised... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:35:00 MDT Gov. Herbert reports $166 million budget surplus The state announced a $166 million budget surplus Tuesday, thanks to both savings and growth. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:45:00 MDT Slight majority of Utahns oppose House speaker being named school superintendent A slight majority of Utahns oppose House Speaker Becky Lockhart being chosen as the new state superintendent of public... Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:35:00 MDT Letter: Fit for office? Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A potpourri of political questions as summer ends As summer ends, a potpourri of political questions are rattling around in our heads. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:00:00 MDT The Ice Bucket Challenge has defied political partisanship in Utah What does it take to get Sen. Jim Dabakis and local conservative icon Gayle Ruzicka joking cordially in a video together?... Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How Utah politicos put their summer to good use Too bad the president didn’t take his cue from Utah politicians — all of whom put their summers to highly... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:30:12 MDT Becky Lockhart serious about superintendent spot but not ruling out run for governor Even though outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart is serious about her bid to become the state superintendent of public... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:15:38 MDT Richard Davis: The State Board can do better than Lockhart, and should In a state where the majority of the legislature is divided between those who are satisfied to neglect public... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 MDT House Speaker Becky Lockhart is running for state superintendent Outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, announced Friday she has applied for the position of state superintendent of... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:40:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Re-enactment of 'This is the place' using modern technology In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment”... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:04:01 MDT Conflicting court rulings may slow Medicaid expansion decision in Utah Legislative action on Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion could be pushed back until next year as... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:31:01 MDT Lawmakers schooled on classroom technology Members of the Education Task Force participated in demonstrations by Utah teachers on the application of classroom... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:45:17 MDT Dan Liljenquist: There is a silver lining to Shurtleff and Swallow arrests While I agree with Gov. Gary Herbert’s comment that the arrests of Swallow and Shurtleff are a “black eye for our... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:21:39 MDT What do the charges and arrests say about Utah? Gov. Gary Herbert called the arrests Tuesday of former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow on public... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:40:00 MDT My view: It is time for lawmakers to stop stalling with Medicaid Can Utah’s legislature, in good conscience, continue to stall on this Medicaid? I ask that Speaker Lockhart,... Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:27:08 MDT Natalie Gochnour: Gail Miller would make a great governor I’m confident Gov. Herbert, should he decide to run again, would continue to do a great job. I also think Gail Miller... Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:55:00 MDT Herbert running again in 2016 Utah Gov. Gary Herbert publicly announced Thursday that he's running for re-election in 2016. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:25:08 MDT Utah Technology Council president asks for 'quantum leap' in technology education Members of the Education Interim Committee discussed the need for greater technology education in schools during their... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:05:57 MDT Lawmakers warned Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid expansion alternative carries 'substantial risk' GOP lawmakers were warned Wednesday the cost of accepting the nearly $300 million in Medicaid expansion money available under... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:55:00 MDT Utah lawmakers take no action on alcohol permit rule A legislative committee took no action Monday after holding a hearing on how the state liquor commission decides whether... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:16:01 MDT