GOP caucus GOP caucus en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:15:06 MST Newspapers 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 My view: Utah's caucus system best way for grassroots process to win over big money 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 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 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 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 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 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 Sun, 12 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Open primary woes Sun, 12 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT GOP's Rand Paul raises profile with eye on 2016 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Deal reached for stopping spike in milk prices 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) 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 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