Becky Lockhart Becky Lockhart en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:48:43 MDT Newspapers Western GOP leaders told divisiveness on race, gender 'unacceptable' New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez kicked off the Western Republican Leadership Conference Thursday by advising GOP leaders from... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:59:28 MDT Western states to feds: Turn over public lands A public lands summit at the Utah State Capitol drew top legislative leaders from eight Western states who are trying map out... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:25:00 MDT Gov. Herbert still optimistic about Medicaid expansion plan Gov. Gary Herbert continued to be optimistic Wednesday that the federal government will sign off soon on his proposed... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:58:00 MDT State lawmakers won't override Gov. Herbert vetoes State lawmakers won't override any of the three bills Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed from the most recent legislative session. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:30:00 MDT Rep. Bird, Auditor Hawkins lose reelection bids at Salt Lake County GOP convention Salt Lake County Republicans voted at their convention Saturday to end the reelection bids of both Rep. Jim Bird, R-West... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:05:00 MDT Gov. Herbert: Sebelius resignation won't slow Medicaid expansion talks Gov. Gary Herbert said Friday he doesn't believe the sudden resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:55:00 MDT Gov. Herbert vetoes 3 bills, including 1 stemming from Swallow investigation Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed three bills Wednesday, including one of the pieces of legislation stemming from the investigation... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:25:00 MDT Gov. Herbert hopes to resolve Medicaid expansion by summer Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he is "cautiously optimistic" his plan for Medicaid expansion will be accepted by the federal... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:51:43 MDT Business leaders in Utah enjoy higher favorability than politicians 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 John Florez: Legislators abandon caring values The lawmakers want to make political points by lambasting federal money and big government then work hard to get federal... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:17:50 MDT North Davis Junior High students spend the school day with iPads North Davis Junior High students are all equipped with iPads after a 1:1 iPad initiative introduced at the school last month. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:15:00 MDT Lawmakers say they made strides but need to look to the future After what House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, called an "intense" 45-day legislative session, Utah lawmakers are already... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:47:40 MDT On second thought A lighthearted look at news events of the day. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah lawmakers stand pat on liquor laws State lawmakers stood pat on liquor laws this year, though there was some talk of removing the so-called Zion Curtain in Utah... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:00:00 MDT New legislation contributes to education goals, but major reforms remain out of reach Education officials believe the actions by lawmakers will advance the state's goals of increased grade-level proficiency and... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:55:00 MDT Can House speaker be a 'real fighter' in governor's race? House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, started the 2014 Legislature swinging, but by the end of the session she'd dropped... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:40:00 MDT Gov. Herbert calls 2014 Legislature a success Gov. Gary Herbert spent the last night of the 2014 Legislature Thursday celebrating his success in getting nearly all of his... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:40:00 MDT Legislature meets top priorities of public, higher education Lawmakers appropriated more than $240 million in additional funding to public and higher education during the 2014... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:20:00 MDT Dan Liljenquist: 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... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:24:24 MDT In our opinion: 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... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:30:31 MDT 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.... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:05:30 MDT 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... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:50:00 MDT 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... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:30:00 MDT 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,... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:41:47 MDT House panel to release final report on ex-Attorney General John Swallow The story on former Attorney General John Swallow will be out Wednesday, at least as told by the Utah House Special... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:35:00 MDT House won't consider Senate's partial Medicaid expansion plan The Utah Senate passed a partial Medicaid expansion plan Monday that also gives Gov. Gary Herbert the ability to seek a... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:15:00 MDT 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... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:45:00 MDT Letter: Education priority misalignment Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MST Jay Evensen: Don't mess with a great Utah property tax law If Utah has gotten one aspect of taxing and public accountability right, it is with property taxes. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MST 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... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:05:00 MST Natalie Gochnour: Utah needs more women in decision-making roles Utah has a proud legacy of extraordinary female leadership. Let’s take this proud legacy and do more. We still have a... Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MDT In our opinion: USTAR's troubling audit demands better answers A new legislative audit shows that USTAR has misrepresented its supposed successes by a startling degree. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Utah lawmakers set aside another $7 million for national parks just as Congress reaches deal State lawmakers set aside another $7 million to keep Utah's national parks open even as Congress tried to make a deal... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:30:00 MDT Utah may spend another $7M to keep national parks open Utah lawmakers might spend another $7 million to keep the state's national parks open into early December should Congress... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:20:00 MDT Audit: USTAR revenue, jobs reports were overstated and inaccurate A new audit by Office of the Legislative Auditor General found a number of reporting and oversight errors at the Utah Science... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:06:01 MDT Utah's national parks starting to open National Park Service workers were busy Friday preparing to open eight national recreation sites in Utah that were closed the... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:10:00 MDT Utah's national parks, Lake Powell to reopen Saturday Utah's five national parks will reopen Saturday morning after the state reached an agreement with the Department of the... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:15:00 MDT Gov. Herbert names Rep. Spencer Cox new lieutenant governor Gov. Gary Herbert surprised just about everyone Tuesday by naming a relatively unknown freshman in the state House, Rep.... Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:12:23 MDT Lawmakers consider changes to State School Board elections A discussion by lawmakers Tuesday suggests there's a consensus that the governing model of Utah public education needs to be... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:32:18 MDT Washington, D.C., law firm chosen to advise House committee investigation of John Swallow The Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld was selected Friday to work for the special Utah... Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:40:09 MDT Letters: Search for truth or political witch hunt? The publicity campaign against John Swallow has now been expanded to the impugning of House Speaker Becky Lockhart for her... Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT Attorney General John Swallow 'blown away' by Utah House investigation As a Utah House special investigative committee holds its first meeting Tuesday, the subject of its probe, Attorney General... Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:44:19 MDT Panel investigating Attorney General John Swallow to hold first meeting The Utah House committee investigating embattled Attorney General John Swallow will hold its first meeting Tuesday. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:40:00 MDT Group wants to know how House Speaker Lockhart chose committee investigating Attorney General Swallow The Alliance for a Better Utah criticized the way House Speaker Becky Lockhart chose a committee to investigate the state's... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:47:35 MDT Immigration reform a 'moral obligation,' signers of GOP letter to Congress say Former state GOP Chairman Stan Lockhart said Tuesday it's time for Republicans in Congress to pay attention to their moral... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:25:52 MDT Lockhart replaces Swallow committee head to avoid conflict Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart replaced Rep. Lowry Snow as head of the committee investigating Attorney General John... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:08:28 MDT State appoints law firm to investigate Utah Attorney General John Swallow Phoenix-based law firm Snell & Wilmer will serve as special counsel to investigate alleged election law violations against... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:50:00 MDT House Speaker Becky Lockhart to decide whether to keep chairman of Swallow committee Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart will decide in a few days whether to keep the chairman of a newly appointed committee... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:43:45 MDT Should Swallow investigative committee chairman stay or go? A special Utah House committee investigating Attorney General John Swallow isn't off to a clean start as its chairman has... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:52:37 MDT Attorney General John Swallow investigative committee faces daunting job A newly appointed Utah House investigative committee has a daunting task: unravel the tangle of allegations hanging over the... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:17:12 MDT