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In a year when Utah elected the first black, Republican woman (and a Mormon, to boot) to Congress , the Beehive State still only managed to turn out an estimated 40% of registered voters to the polls. That’s about 27% of the total population of the state weighing in on who should represent Utah to the US Congress, the Utah Legislature, county councils, and commissions. In other words, only one in four people in our state are contributing to selecting the politicians who will vote on taxes, regulate business, fund roads and…

The Race to Replace Valentine in Senate District 14

With the midterm elections over, there remains one more election: the selection of a replacement for John Valentine, who resigned earlier this year when he was appointed to the state tax commission by Governor Gary Herbert.   John Mulholland met with all four of the very qualified individuals who filed as candidates. candidates and this write-up is intended to help Republican Party delegates, who will select the name to send to the Governor for appointment, get to know the candidates better. The candidates each present different talents and abilities and will all serve…

IRS Regulations Threaten Continuing Existence of Obamacare

Pay close attention when you sign-up for insurance during this year’s open enrollment period: you may lose the tax credit that makes your health plan actually affordable. And if you do lose that tax credit, and the Supreme Court ends up deciding the IRS has abused its authority in even offering the tax credit in the first place, you will also lose the associated penalty for not signing up for health care. That’s right – no tax credit AND no penalty. Could this happen? It’s before the Supreme Court, and we’ll…