Evan Hall

Herbert: Early Election If Chaffetz Resigns

Apr 20, 2017
thefederalistpapers.org

Utah’s Third District Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection to his seat in 2018. Amid speculation of what could be next for Chaffetz and his district, Gov. Gary Herbert has announced that there will be a special election if the Congressman resigns early.

Evan Hall

The annual Tri-Det competition sees Air Force ROTC detachments from three Utah universities face off in events designed to challenge young cadets mentally and physically. Tri-Det 2017, held in Logan, saw the Brigham Young University Air Force ROTC take home first place, but not before a down-to-the-wire challenge from the cadets of Utah State University. UPR's Evan Hall takes us there.

climatenexus.org

A representative from Rocky Mountain Power insists that rates for solar users must change and that the company is not antagonistic toward green energy providers.

taiwoodukoya.org

Net metering allows Rocky Mountain Power to redistribute the unused kilowatt hours generated by homes that use solar panels to other customers. Owners of homes with solar panels receive a credit per kilowatt-hour of extra power.

buckiethistle.org

Critics of President Donald Trump’s executive order repealing the Clean Power Plan are warning that the move will have terrible consequences for workers as well as Utah’s growing green energy sector.

climatecentral.org

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order rolling back former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The CPP halted construction on new coal-fired power plants while closing hundreds of plants already in existence.

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Air Force ROTC students from Utah State University, the University of Utah, and Brigham Young University met in Logan on Saturday for the 10th annual Tri-Det competition.

Healthcare Rights Coalition

Thursday was the seventh anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Patients and healthcare activists marked the occasion at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda protesting current efforts by Congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the law known as Obamacare.

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On Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced the creation of a new grant program to help provide work-based learning programs for adults and students.

newsservice.org

Education advocates are raising concerns over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s judicial record on students with disabilities.

Greens Hollow Coal Lease Sale Approved

Mar 16, 2017
worldcoal.org

Federal officials have given the go-ahead for the sale of a big coal lease in central Utah, despite concern from conservation groups who say the move will hurt the environment.

The U.S. Interior Department announced on Wednesday that they had finalized a $22 million Greens Hollow coal lease, which was awarded to the owner of Sufco Mine.

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Box Elder County Commissioner Stan Summers and his family receive health insurance through the county government. However, according to Summers, that has not kept him from feeling the impact of the rising cost of healthcare, either personally or as a county official.

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Utah Republicans are defending a $100 million bond package that was approved this week without a public hearing. The money is designated for a future state prison west of Salt Lake City.

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Utah Republican Gov. Gary Herbert is calling the current healthcare status under the Affordable Care Act is unacceptable, adding that he is confident that the current Congress can replace President Barack Obama’s signature law with a better alternative.

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Young people took some of the worst hits in the 2008 financial crisis. Utah’s Millennials, roughly one-third of the state’s population, are bucking national trends in home ownership and family formation. The outlook is bleak enough, however, to question whether the American Dream will still be a possibility for the next generation of adults.

the-declaration.org

Approaching the end of the 2017 state legislative session, Austin Cox, the campaign manager for Our Schools Now, admitted that it is becoming clear that the quickest path to passing the initiative will be through the ballot box in 2018. Lawmakers have criticized the proposal’s 7/8ths of one percent state income tax increase, calling it a 17 and a half percent hike. Cox said that opponents of Our Schools Now are using language that is somewhat misleading.

Herbert: Tax Law Changes Likely In 2018

Feb 16, 2017
u.osu.edu

Education advocates and others who want to see reform of Utah’s tax policy will most likely have to wait until 2018 to see any changes.

Chaffetz: Conway Comments 'Wrong, Wrong, Wrong'

Feb 10, 2017
nationofchange.org

Attendees packed the auditorium at Brighton High School Thursday evening demanding that Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz explain himself on matters from public lands to a potential ethics investigation into President Donald Trump.

Our Schools Now Reaches Out To Legislature

Feb 9, 2017
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State legislators heard the case Thursday from education advocates who could put an income tax hike on the ballot in 2018.

bearsearscoalition.org

Rep. Jason Chaffetz met with President on Tuesday in part to discuss the future of the Bears Ears National Monument. Chaffetz is an opponent of the monument and had worked alongside fellow Utah Rep. Rob Bishop to try and pass the Public Lands Initiative in Congress, decreasing the land available for the monument.

Trump Proposes Repeal Of Johnson Amendment

Feb 3, 2017
mercysgatesc.org

President Donald Trump’s promise at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast to repeal the Johnson Amendment has stirred critics who worry about blurring the lines between religion and politics. 

Will Gorsuch Pick Up Where Scalia Left Off?

Feb 2, 2017
ncadp.org

President Donald Trump’s nomination of federal judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is but the latest in a series of ongoing battles to fill top government positions.

units.miamioh.edu

State Mail and Distribution Services provides mail delivery for state agencies, cities, and Special Service Districts from Ogden to Spanish Fork. Director of State Purchasing and General Services Kent Beers said that an audit of the SMDS was called for after a noticeable decline in the volume of delivered mail over the past few years.

thomastalks.org

As Utah faces large increases in its public school enrollment over the next few years, legislators and other elected representatives are hoping to find sources of education funding that don’t require a raise in taxes.

endhomelessness.org

Republican state House Speaker Greg Hughes opened the 2017 legislative session with calls to tackle homelessness and for President Donald Trump to stop the Bears Ears National Monument.

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