Becky Lockhart Becky Lockhart en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:56:35 MST Newspapers 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 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