Becky Lockhart Becky Lockhart en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:25:35 MDT Newspapers 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 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 A. Scott Anderson: 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