GOP caucus http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ GOP caucus en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Sun, 28 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:29:29 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 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 My view: Caucus meetings aren't representative or democratic http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599402/Caucus-meetings-arent-representative-or-democratic.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599402/Caucus-meetings-arent-representative-or-democratic.html The … “grass-roots representation” that some in my party have touted as the genius of the caucus system... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:10:08 MDT Utah Republican caucusgoers give a thumbs up to traditional process http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599172/Utah-Republican-caucusgoers-give-a-thumbs-up-to-traditional-process.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599172/Utah-Republican-caucusgoers-give-a-thumbs-up-to-traditional-process.html Utah Republicans taking part in Thursday's neighborhood caucuses largely endorsed the traditional caucus-convention system as... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:00:40 MDT Caucus meetings this week give public a chance to get involved http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598800/Caucus-meetings-this-week-give-public-a-chance-to-get-involved.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598800/Caucus-meetings-this-week-give-public-a-chance-to-get-involved.html Caucus meetings on Tuesday and Thursday may see increased turnout because of the media attention they received during the... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 15:10:00 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 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 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 Gov. Herbert: I'm an 'action figure' on Medicaid expansion issue http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598455/Gov-Herbert-Im-an-action-figure-on-Medicaid-expansion-issue.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598455/Gov-Herbert-Im-an-action-figure-on-Medicaid-expansion-issue.html 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 No money for House Speaker Becky Lockhart's education technology plan in budget http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598312/No-money-for-House-Speaker-Becky-Lockharts-education-technology-plan-in-budget.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598312/No-money-for-House-Speaker-Becky-Lockharts-education-technology-plan-in-budget.html 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 Special counsel set to report findings in John Swallow elections violations probe http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591009/Special-counsel-set-to-report-findings-in-John-Swallow-elections-violations-probe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591009/Special-counsel-set-to-report-findings-in-John-Swallow-elections-violations-probe.html The lieutenant governor's office is expected to announce as early as Thursday results of an investigation into whether Utah... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:23:37 MST Senate chooses not to vote on Gov. Herbert's judicial nominee http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588709/Senate-chooses-not-to-vote-on-Gov-Herberts-judicial-nominee.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588709/Senate-chooses-not-to-vote-on-Gov-Herberts-judicial-nominee.html Both Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate declined to bring Gov. Gary Herbert's pick for a 2nd District judgeship to... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:21:25 MDT White House open to short-term hike in debt limit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639436/White-House-open-to-short-term-hike-in-debt-limit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639436/White-House-open-to-short-term-hike-in-debt-limit.html Senate Democrats are drafting legislation to raise the nation's debt limit without the type of unrelated conditions that... Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:25:20 MDT Gov't shutdown enters 2nd week, no end in sight http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639405/Govt-shutdown-enters-2nd-week-no-end-in-sight.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639405/Govt-shutdown-enters-2nd-week-no-end-in-sight.html The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to... Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT House GOP considers options on possible shutdown http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638537/House-GOP-considers-options-on-possible-shutdown.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638537/House-GOP-considers-options-on-possible-shutdown.html Pressure is building on fractious House Republicans over legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown, as the... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:45:55 MDT My View: The caucus system is a balanced approach to representation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638355/My-View-The-caucus-system-is-a-balanced-approach-to-representation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638355/My-View-The-caucus-system-is-a-balanced-approach-to-representation.html I am part of a precinct. I was lucky enough to make it to my caucus meeting that night, but that's not always the case. As a... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:00:00 MDT Should Utah primary election date be moved? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583432/Should-Utah-primary-election-date-be-moved.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583432/Should-Utah-primary-election-date-be-moved.html Utah lawmakers are looking at moving the state's June primary election to as late as September to give Republicans more time... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:38:24 MDT Letter: Utah's caucus system is not archaic http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633397/Utahs-caucus-system-is-not-archaic.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633397/Utahs-caucus-system-is-not-archaic.html Fri, 05 Jul 2013 09:38:46 MDT Alliance for a Better Utah latest to call for A.G. John Swallow to resign http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581295/Alliance-for-a-Better-Utah-latest-to-call-for-AG-John-Swallow-to-resign.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581295/Alliance-for-a-Better-Utah-latest-to-call-for-AG-John-Swallow-to-resign.html The left-leaning Alliance for a Better Utah is the latest group to call for Attorney General John Swallow to step down. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:21:39 MDT My view: Utah's caucus system best way for grassroots process to win over big money http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631377/Utahs-caucus-system-best-way-for-grassroots-process-to-win-over-big-money.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631377/Utahs-caucus-system-best-way-for-grassroots-process-to-win-over-big-money.html For a period spanning two years, I had the best floor attendance record for floor votes in the entire Utah Legislature. I... Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:18:20 MDT GOP lawmaker: Impeachment only way to absolve or remove Swallow http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580997/GOP-lawmaker-Impeachment-only-way-to-absolve-or-remove-Swallow.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580997/GOP-lawmaker-Impeachment-only-way-to-absolve-or-remove-Swallow.html A freshman Republican lawmaker made an audacious move Friday in candidly blogging about possible impeachment proceedings... Fri, 31 May 2013 18:18:07 MDT Letters: Caucuses do represent http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630706/Caucuses-do-represent.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630706/Caucuses-do-represent.html I must take exception with Tara McKee, who wrote that the vast majority of delegates to the Republican convention, many who... Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Let organizations decide http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630435/Let-organizations-decide.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630435/Let-organizations-decide.html Rich McKeown, spokesman for Count My Vote (CMV) said, "We just think we can do better" (GOP delegates reject changes to... Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Caucus fails to represent http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630351/Caucus-fails-to-represent.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630351/Caucus-fails-to-represent.html It was upsetting to see so many of my fellow delegates at the Republican convention vote to keep the status quo. The caucus... Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT New poll shows GOP caucus attendees support changes to nomination system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580186/New-poll-shows-GOP-caucus-attendees-support-changes-to-nomination-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580186/New-poll-shows-GOP-caucus-attendees-support-changes-to-nomination-system.html More than three-quarters of the Republicans who attended their party's caucus meetings last year support a controversial... Thu, 16 May 2013 19:15:00 MDT Letters: Caucuses and money http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629369/Caucuses-and-money.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629369/Caucuses-and-money.html Sun, 12 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Open primary woes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629373/Open-primary-woes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629373/Open-primary-woes.html Sun, 12 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT GOP's Rand Paul raises profile with eye on 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629259/GOPs-Rand-Paul-raises-profile-with-eye-on-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629259/GOPs-Rand-Paul-raises-profile-with-eye-on-2016.html Sen. Rand Paul says he's only "considering" running for president. But he's actually doing much more than mulling it over. Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT State GOP convention to consider changes to caucus system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578568/State-GOP-convention-to-consider-changes-to-caucus-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578568/State-GOP-convention-to-consider-changes-to-caucus-system.html Delegates to next month's state GOP convention will consider proposals intended to ward off a threatened initiative petition... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:22:22 MDT Utah GOP making progress in quest for open caucus meetings http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578211/Utah-GOP-making-progress-in-quest-for-open-caucus-meetings.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578211/Utah-GOP-making-progress-in-quest-for-open-caucus-meetings.html Utah Republicans on Saturday continued discussion about opening caucus meetings to include more of the state's registered... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:05:06 MDT Legislative leaders agree on spending list http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575324/Legislative-leaders-agree-on-spending-list.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575324/Legislative-leaders-agree-on-spending-list.html Legislative leaders agreed Friday on how to spend most the $264 million in new revenue growth forecast for the budget year... Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:24:19 MST Lawmakers getting 'reality check' on budget http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574510/Lawmakers-getting-reality-check-on-budget.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574510/Lawmakers-getting-reality-check-on-budget.html A legislative budget chairman offered what he called a "reality check" Thursday on finalizing the upcoming state budget,... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:30:00 MST Makeup of board to oversee prison relocation a topic of controversy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573799/Makeup-of-board-to-oversee-prison-relocation-a-topic-of-controversy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573799/Makeup-of-board-to-oversee-prison-relocation-a-topic-of-controversy.html The makeup of a board that would oversee relocation of the Utah State Prison and redevelopment of the land where it now sits... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:55:00 MST Lawmakers warn new tax collection numbers may be misleading http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573566/Lawmakers-warn-new-tax-collection-numbers-may-be-misleading.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573566/Lawmakers-warn-new-tax-collection-numbers-may-be-misleading.html New revenue numbers released Tuesday suggest the state may be doing better economically than expected, but legislative... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:10:00 MST In our opinion: Congress must find courage to deal with federal budget issues http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621586/Congress-must-find-courage-to-deal-with-federal-budget-issues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621586/Congress-must-find-courage-to-deal-with-federal-budget-issues.html The economy surprisingly shrank in the last quarter of 2012, with the gross domestic product falling by 0.1 percent. Many... Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00:00 MST Lawmakers fast-tracking bill to set higher daily salary http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571759/Lawmakers-fast-tracking-bill-to-set-higher-daily-salary.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571759/Lawmakers-fast-tracking-bill-to-set-higher-daily-salary.html Currently, lawmakers are paid $117 each day they are in session or attending interim and other official meetings, plus $95... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:10:00 MST Swallow has no plans to resign even as rumors circulate about his replacement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571049/Swallow-has-no-plans-to-resign-even-as-rumors-circulate-about-his-replacement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571049/Swallow-has-no-plans-to-resign-even-as-rumors-circulate-about-his-replacement.html Embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow has no intention of resigning his office, his spokesman said Friday, even as... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:40:00 MST Deal will prevent spike in milk prices http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619106/Deal-will-prevent-spike-in-milk-prices.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619106/Deal-will-prevent-spike-in-milk-prices.html White House and congressional bargainers have agreed to prevent milk price increases as part of their compromise to avert the... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:01:01 MST Letter: GOP's stubborn message shows lack of negotiation from many http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619026/GOPs-stubborn-message-shows-lack-of-negotiation-from-many.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619026/GOPs-stubborn-message-shows-lack-of-negotiation-from-many.html Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Deal reached for stopping spike in milk prices http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619056/Deal-reached-for-stopping-spike-in-milk-prices.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619056/Deal-reached-for-stopping-spike-in-milk-prices.html The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Progress seen in last-minute 'fiscal cliff' talks (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619059/Progress-seen-in-last-minute-fiscal-cliff-talks-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619059/Progress-seen-in-last-minute-fiscal-cliff-talks-video.html Working against a midnight deadline, negotiators for the White House and congressional Republicans narrowed their differences... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Awards to the best and worst of politicians in 2012 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618945/Awards-to-the-best-and-worst-of-politicians-in-2012.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618945/Awards-to-the-best-and-worst-of-politicians-in-2012.html Believe it or not, the big 2012 political year has come to a close. As our final act of columny in 2012, we hand out year-end... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Legislative leaders skip over request for school safety audit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569165/Legislative-leaders-skip-over-request-for-school-safety-audit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569165/Legislative-leaders-skip-over-request-for-school-safety-audit.html Legislative leaders Wednesday passed on advancing a lawmaker's request for an audit report on the best methods schools around... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:30:00 MST Fiscal cliff talks hit a lull with Boehner's 'Plan B,' which would extend Bush-era tax cuts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618151/Fiscal-cliff-talks-hit-a-lull-with-Boehners-Plan-B-which-would-extend-Bush-era-tax-cuts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618151/Fiscal-cliff-talks-hit-a-lull-with-Boehners-Plan-B-which-would-extend-Bush-era-tax-cuts.html The White House and leading congressional Democrats immediately rejected Boehner's "Plan B," which would extend... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:44:52 MST Negotiations continue on fiscal cliff as House Speaker John Boehner readies backup plan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618122/Negotiations-continue-on-fiscal-cliff-as-House-Speaker-John-Boehner-readies-backup-plan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618122/Negotiations-continue-on-fiscal-cliff-as-House-Speaker-John-Boehner-readies-backup-plan.html House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he is readying a backup bill aimed at averting the "fiscal cliff" because... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:46:22 MST Utah lawmakers ready to look at ways to prevent another school tragedy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569000/Utah-lawmakers-ready-to-look-at-ways-to-prevent-another-school-tragedy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569000/Utah-lawmakers-ready-to-look-at-ways-to-prevent-another-school-tragedy.html Not enough is being done to keep the nation's children safe, several Utah legislators and congressmen said Monday, agreeing... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:45:00 MST Movement seen in 'fiscal cliff' talks as John Boehner, President Obama meet http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618050/Movement-seen-in-fiscal-cliff-talks-as-John-Boehner-President-Obama-meet.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618050/Movement-seen-in-fiscal-cliff-talks-as-John-Boehner-President-Obama-meet.html President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House on Monday in hopes of continuing to make... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:29:04 MST AP source: GOP's Boehner offers millionaire tax hike, Obama has not accepted http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618004/AP-source-GOPs-Boehner-offers-millionaire-tax-hike-Obama-has-not-accepted.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618004/AP-source-GOPs-Boehner-offers-millionaire-tax-hike-Obama-has-not-accepted.html Signaling new movement in "fiscal cliff" talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 17:19:55 MST