GOP caucus GOP caucus en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:01 MST Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:43:07 MST Newspapers Resolutions on Medicaid expansion, prison relocation are weeks, maybe months away By the end of the week, two of the biggest issues facing the state were supposed to be resolved. But state leaders are going... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:33:16 MDT Action urged on Medicaid expansion, but deadline won't be met About 50 Utahns gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to urge lawmakers holding interim meetings Wednesday to finally... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:20:40 MDT Mormon voters: A key bloc up for grabs in Nevada caucus race Before Heidi Wixom arrived at her neighborhood high school to cast a caucus vote in each of the last two presidential... Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:22:29 MDT Prison relocation co-chairman asks if $1.8 billion economic impact estimate too low A new study is underway at the request of a Prison Relocation Commission co-chairman to determine if the estimated $1.8... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:20:00 MDT Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:50:00 MDT Officials react after concerns over Islamic law nix proposal Idaho is at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal child support funding after conservatives in the Legislature killed... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:16:50 MDT Letter: GOP genius I'm not a Republican, but I must commend the Utah GOP's idea to hold presidential caucuses as a great example of thinking... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 MDT House GOP rebel leader Jim Jordan walks line as party tries to govern Republican Rep. Jim Jordan is a former championship wrestler treading a delicate political line, pushing GOP leaders toward... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:08:24 MDT Full Legislature must vote on new prison site A bill requiring the full Legislature to vote on the site of a new state prison and create a new commission to oversee the... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:40:00 MDT House narrowly passes fix to Count My Vote compromise The House narrowly passed a bill Monday that would allow political parties to pick a primary winner in cases where no... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 21:59:12 MDT House, Senate pass competing bills to raise Utah gas tax State lawmakers passed competing proposals to raise Utah's gas tax Monday. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:25:00 MDT Bill requiring full Legislature to vote on new prison site passes committee A bill requiring the full Legislature to vote on the site of a new state prison and creating a new commission to oversee the... Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:21:43 MST Who will control Utah's public lands? The Utah House GOP caucus met Thursday to hear the latest details on the political fight to gain control of certain federal... Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:45:07 MST Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan fails in House committee A House committee failed to pass out Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion Wednesday night, but... Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:21:47 MST State lawmakers trying to hammer out deal raising Utah's gas tax Drivers would pay 5 cents more per gallon in gas tax and counties would be able to ask voters to raise sales tax for... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:33:22 MST House will hear Healthy Utah alongside own plan for Medicaid expansion House leaders Tuesday reversed a decision not to allow Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion to... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:45:00 MST 5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:11:37 MST Prison Relocation Commission ready to dial back in governor, full Legislature The Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission is no longer seeking the authority to make the final decision on where to move... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:22:39 MST Some GOP House members disagree with blocking Healthy Utah Not all House Republicans agree with their leader's decision to block the governor's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:56:02 MST In our opinion: Hughes, House and Healthy Utah — governor's plan deserves debate and a vote It is essential that the Healthy Utah plan receive debate and a vote on the floor of the House. Too much is at stake, and too... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:10:00 MST Jay Evensen: Don't turn prison relocation decision over to a small group The people’s representatives must decide prison relocation squarely and convincingly, and perhaps to their own... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:35:00 MST Lawmakers asked to give commission authority to relocate state prison Lawmakers could avoid deciding where to relocate the Utah State Prison from Draper under a proposal from House leadership... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:39:27 MST Guv cuts back Healthy Utah proposal but House still undecided on Medicaid expansion Gov. Gary Herbert has taken tax increases for his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion off the table and cut the... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:26:43 MST GOP House, Senate may hold rare joint meeting to hash out Medicaid expansion Utah House Republicans want to take the unusual step of holding a joint caucus with their GOP Senate colleagues to work out a... Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:20:00 MST House GOP takes broad aim at Obama immigration policies House Republicans plan to take broad aim at President Barack Obama's immigration policies next week, including votes to... Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:09:25 MST Letter: Preserve caucus system The reason many Republican legislators voted for this awful compromise last spring is because the alternative (the... Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST House approves $1.1T bill financing government Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:35:20 MST GOP matches Truman-era high with 246 House seats Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a... Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20:30:00 MST Retiring House speaker wants place at table for lawmakers on testing range expansion 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 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 My view: Caucus meetings aren't representative or democratic 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 09:38:46 MDT Alliance for a Better Utah latest to call for A.G. John Swallow to resign 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