Becky Lockhart http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Becky Lockhart en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:51:16 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Are you willing to pay more for your child's education? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620303/Are-you-willing-to-pay-more-for-your-childs-education.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620303/Are-you-willing-to-pay-more-for-your-childs-education.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620271/Funeral-held-for-former-House-Speaker-Rebecca-Lockhart.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620271/Funeral-held-for-former-House-Speaker-Rebecca-Lockhart.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620240/Becky-Lockharts-tributes-are-personal-as-much-as-political.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620240/Becky-Lockharts-tributes-are-personal-as-much-as-political.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619852/Former-Utah-Speaker-of-the-House-Becky-Lockhart-dies-from-rare-brain-disease.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619852/Former-Utah-Speaker-of-the-House-Becky-Lockhart-dies-from-rare-brain-disease.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620133/Becky-Lockhart-remembered-in-Capitol-memorial-service.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620133/Becky-Lockhart-remembered-in-Capitol-memorial-service.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620041/Gratitude-for-Lockharts-well-lived-life-and-service.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620041/Gratitude-for-Lockharts-well-lived-life-and-service.html 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? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620035/Will-2015-Legislature-listen-to-the-voters-for-a-change.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620035/Will-2015-Legislature-listen-to-the-voters-for-a-change.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619917/Carry-on-Friends-reflect-on-Becky-Lockharts-commitment-to-family-faith-and-work.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619917/Carry-on-Friends-reflect-on-Becky-Lockharts-commitment-to-family-faith-and-work.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619862/Utah-leaders-react-to-death-of-former-House-Speaker-Becky-Lockhart.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619862/Utah-leaders-react-to-death-of-former-House-Speaker-Becky-Lockhart.html 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' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619865/Disease-that-killed-Becky-Lockhart-described-as-Alzheimers-on-steroids.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619865/Disease-that-killed-Becky-Lockhart-described-as-Alzheimers-on-steroids.html 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? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619593/Can-state-leaders-Herbert-compromise-on-Medicaid-before-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619593/Can-state-leaders-Herbert-compromise-on-Medicaid-before-session.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619468/Tax-increases-on-the-table-for-upcoming-legislative-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619468/Tax-increases-on-the-table-for-upcoming-legislative-session.html 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' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619135/Utah-leaders-express-concern-over-former-Utah-House-Speaker-Becky-Lockharts-critical-illness.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619135/Utah-leaders-express-concern-over-former-Utah-House-Speaker-Becky-Lockharts-critical-illness.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619076/Former-House-Speaker-Becky-Lockhart-facing-critical-illness-family-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619076/Former-House-Speaker-Becky-Lockhart-facing-critical-illness-family-says.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617459/Herbert-proposes-143B-budget-with-500M-in-new-money-for-education.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617459/Herbert-proposes-143B-budget-with-500M-in-new-money-for-education.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617406/Greg-Hartley-named-chief-of-staff-for-Utah-House-of-Representatives.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617406/Greg-Hartley-named-chief-of-staff-for-Utah-House-of-Representatives.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617327/Commission-will-pursue-outside-counsel-for-public-lands-fight.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617327/Commission-will-pursue-outside-counsel-for-public-lands-fight.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617168/In-search-of-a-bridge-between-STEM-education-and-employment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617168/In-search-of-a-bridge-between-STEM-education-and-employment.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616674/Expressions-of-gratitude-from-politicos-on-Thanksgiving-weekend.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616674/Expressions-of-gratitude-from-politicos-on-Thanksgiving-weekend.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615941/Retiring-House-speaker-wants-place-at-table-for-lawmakers-on-testing-range-expansion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615941/Retiring-House-speaker-wants-place-at-table-for-lawmakers-on-testing-range-expansion.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615454/Gov-Gary-Herbert-says-Utahns-will-reject-outside-groups-attack-on-Healthy-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615454/Gov-Gary-Herbert-says-Utahns-will-reject-outside-groups-attack-on-Healthy-Utah.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613592/Technology-in-todays-schools-2-Getting-an-early-start-is-crucial-and-costly.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613592/Technology-in-todays-schools-2-Getting-an-early-start-is-crucial-and-costly.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612947/Percolating-issues-that-could-bubble-into-state-politics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612947/Percolating-issues-that-could-bubble-into-state-politics.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612956/Gov-Gary-Herberts-campaign-fundraiser-sells-out-another-planned.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612956/Gov-Gary-Herberts-campaign-fundraiser-sells-out-another-planned.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612789/Western-state-leaders-convene-in-Salt-Lake-City-urge-control-of-federal-lands.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612789/Western-state-leaders-convene-in-Salt-Lake-City-urge-control-of-federal-lands.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612538/State-School-Board-names-4-candidates-for-superintendent-position.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612538/State-School-Board-names-4-candidates-for-superintendent-position.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612042/Commission-to-highlight-women-in-Utah-economy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612042/Commission-to-highlight-women-in-Utah-economy.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611577/Plan-for-learning-device-in-hands-of-each-Utah-student-could-cost-451M.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611577/Plan-for-learning-device-in-hands-of-each-Utah-student-could-cost-451M.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611126/Interior-secretary-promised-no-surprise-new-monuments-in-Utah-Herbert-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611126/Interior-secretary-promised-no-surprise-new-monuments-in-Utah-Herbert-says.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611106/Gov-Herbert-reports-166-million-budget-surplus.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611106/Gov-Herbert-reports-166-million-budget-surplus.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610537/Slight-majority-of-Utahns-oppose-House-speaker-being-named-school-superintendent.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610537/Slight-majority-of-Utahns-oppose-House-speaker-being-named-school-superintendent.html 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? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610475/Letter-Fit-for-office.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610475/Letter-Fit-for-office.html Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A potpourri of political questions as summer ends http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610394/A-potpourri-of-political-questions-as-summer-ends.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610394/A-potpourri-of-political-questions-as-summer-ends.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610111/The-Ice-Bucket-Challenge-has-defied-political-partisanship-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610111/The-Ice-Bucket-Challenge-has-defied-political-partisanship-in-Utah.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609939/How-Utah-politicos-put-their-summer-to-good-use.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609939/How-Utah-politicos-put-their-summer-to-good-use.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609934/Becky-Lockhart-serious-about-superintendent-spot-but-not-ruling-out-run-for-governor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609934/Becky-Lockhart-serious-about-superintendent-spot-but-not-ruling-out-run-for-governor.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609650/The-State-Board-can-do-better-than-Lockhart-and-should.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609650/The-State-Board-can-do-better-than-Lockhart-and-should.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609369/House-Speaker-Becky-Lockhart-is-running-for-state-superintendent.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609369/House-Speaker-Becky-Lockhart-is-running-for-state-superintendent.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607606/Re-enactment-of-This-is-the-place-using-modern-technology.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607606/Re-enactment-of-This-is-the-place-using-modern-technology.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607385/Conflicting-court-rulings-may-slow-Medicaid-expansion-decision-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607385/Conflicting-court-rulings-may-slow-Medicaid-expansion-decision-in-Utah.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607365/Lawmakers-schooled-on-classroom-technology.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607365/Lawmakers-schooled-on-classroom-technology.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607049/There-is-a-silver-lining-to-Shurtleff-and-Swallow-arrests.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607049/There-is-a-silver-lining-to-Shurtleff-and-Swallow-arrests.html 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? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606983/What-do-the-charges-and-arrests-say-about-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606983/What-do-the-charges-and-arrests-say-about-Utah.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606562/It-is-time-for-lawmakers-to-stop-stalling-with-Medicaid.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606562/It-is-time-for-lawmakers-to-stop-stalling-with-Medicaid.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606454/Gail-Miller-would-make-a-great-governor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606454/Gail-Miller-would-make-a-great-governor.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605844/Herbert-running-again-in-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605844/Herbert-running-again-in-2016.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605719/Utah-Technology-Council-president-asks-for-quantum-leap-in-technology-education.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605719/Utah-Technology-Council-president-asks-for-quantum-leap-in-technology-education.html 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' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605413/Lawmakers-warned-Gov-Gary-Herberts-Medicaid-expansion-alternative-carries-substantial-risk.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605413/Lawmakers-warned-Gov-Gary-Herberts-Medicaid-expansion-alternative-carries-substantial-risk.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605258/Utah-lawmakers-take-no-action-on-alcohol-permit-rule.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605258/Utah-lawmakers-take-no-action-on-alcohol-permit-rule.html 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' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601768/Western-GOP-leaders-told-divisiveness-on-race-gender-unacceptable.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601768/Western-GOP-leaders-told-divisiveness-on-race-gender-unacceptable.html 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