Becky Lockhart http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Becky Lockhart en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:01 MST Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:37:40 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 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 Western states to feds: Turn over public lands http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601377/Western-states-to-feds-Turn-over-public-lands.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601377/Western-states-to-feds-Turn-over-public-lands.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601180/Gov-Herbert-still-optimistic-about-Medicaid-expansion-plan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601180/Gov-Herbert-still-optimistic-about-Medicaid-expansion-plan.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600987/State-lawmakers-wont-override-Gov-Herbert-vetoes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600987/State-lawmakers-wont-override-Gov-Herbert-vetoes.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600892/Rep-Bird-Auditor-Hawkins-lose-reelection-bids-at-Salt-Lake-County-GOP-convention.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600892/Rep-Bird-Auditor-Hawkins-lose-reelection-bids-at-Salt-Lake-County-GOP-convention.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600766/Gov-Herbert-Sebelius-resignation-wont-slow-Medicaid-expansion-talks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600766/Gov-Herbert-Sebelius-resignation-wont-slow-Medicaid-expansion-talks.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600045/Gov-Herbert-vetoes-3-bills-including-1-stemming-from-Swallow-investigation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600045/Gov-Herbert-vetoes-3-bills-including-1-stemming-from-Swallow-investigation.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599613/Gov-Herbert-hopes-to-resolve-Medicaid-expansion-by-summer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599613/Gov-Herbert-hopes-to-resolve-Medicaid-expansion-by-summer.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599490/Business-leaders-in-Utah-enjoy-higher-favorability-than-politicians.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599490/Business-leaders-in-Utah-enjoy-higher-favorability-than-politicians.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599247/Legislators-abandon-caring-values.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599247/Legislators-abandon-caring-values.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598894/North-Davis-Junior-High-students-spend-the-school-day-with-iPads.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598894/North-Davis-Junior-High-students-spend-the-school-day-with-iPads.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598881/Lawmakers-say-they-made-strides-but-need-to-look-to-the-future.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598881/Lawmakers-say-they-made-strides-but-need-to-look-to-the-future.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598672/On-second-thought.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598672/On-second-thought.html A lighthearted look at news events of the day. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah lawmakers stand pat on liquor laws http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598750/Utah-lawmakers-stand-pat-on-liquor-laws.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598750/Utah-lawmakers-stand-pat-on-liquor-laws.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598748/New-legislation-contributes-to-education-goals-but-major-reforms-remain-out-of-reach.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598748/New-legislation-contributes-to-education-goals-but-major-reforms-remain-out-of-reach.html 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? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598747/Can-House-speaker-be-a-real-fighter-in-governors-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598747/Can-House-speaker-be-a-real-fighter-in-governors-race.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598651/Gov-Herbert-calls-2014-Legislature-a-success.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598651/Gov-Herbert-calls-2014-Legislature-a-success.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598650/Legislature-meets-top-priorities-of-public-higher-education.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598650/Legislature-meets-top-priorities-of-public-higher-education.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598569/Legislative-gems-Much-to-admire-from-this-legislative-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598569/Legislative-gems-Much-to-admire-from-this-legislative-session.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598427/In-making-educational-progress-in-Utah-no-single-solution-will-suffice.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598427/In-making-educational-progress-in-Utah-no-single-solution-will-suffice.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598441/Lockharts-iPad-in-every-backpack-plan-lacked-vision.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598441/Lockharts-iPad-in-every-backpack-plan-lacked-vision.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598505/Utah-Senate-Majority-Leader-Ralph-Okerlund-doing-well-after-being-rushed-to-hospital.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598505/Utah-Senate-Majority-Leader-Ralph-Okerlund-doing-well-after-being-rushed-to-hospital.html 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