Gov. Herbert to appoint Jennifer A. Brown to 4th District Court [UPH Wire]

Dec 05 2014 SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 5, 2014) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Jennifer A. Brown as a District Court Judge in the 4th District to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Donald J. Eyre. “I am pleased to appoint Jennifer A. Brown to the 4th District Court,” said Gov. Herbert. “She is a woman of high character whose wisdom and experience will greatly benefit the 4th District.” Brown is a Partner with the Tesch Law Offices in Park City.  She has practiced law…

Utah Asserts Our Rights To Our Land

Utah’s Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office released its much anticipated feasibility study regarding Utah’s capacity as a State to manage lands currently controlled by the Federal Government. The bottom line?  Utah has what it takes to do the job and do it right.  Here are all 784 pages of the in-depth details for your review. Land Transfer Analysis Final Report Previously posted at Mr. Peterson’s Perspectives. Reposted with permission. 

“On Point,” December 5, 2014: Holly Mullen on Rape Culture

On Point, presented by Sutherland Institute, focuses on the political and policy issues facing Utah, hosted by an all-female panel of Utah’s political insiders. Join Utah’s leading female politicos as they discuss the pressing political and policy issues facing Utah and the nation. This week, Holly Mullen, executive director of the Rape Recovery Center, discusses rape culture with Holly Richardson and Michelle Mumford.

Utah Republican Party Lawsuit on SB54 [UPH Wire]

Utah Republican Party Complaint On SB54 UPH Wire is a public service, posting the press releases from candidates, parties, government entities, non-profits, and other related political entities. But for minor edits for formatting purposes, the Hub does not revise press releases. To publish your press releases, meeting minutes, or other information, please send it to UPHwire@gmail.com.

Complaint in Lawsuit against Obama Admin for Executive Action on Immigration [UPH Wire]

Complaint against Obama Admin for Executive Action on Immigration UPH Wire is a public service, posting the press releases from candidates, parties, government entities, non-profits, and other related political entities. But for minor edits for formatting purposes, the Hub does not revise press releases. To publish your press releases, meeting minutes, or other information, please send it to UPHwire@gmail.com.

ICYMI: Utah Legislature Committee Assignments

Over the last week, the Utah Senate and House have each announced committee assignments for legislators. In case you missed them, here are the committee assignments for the Utah Legislature: Utah Senate Committee Assignments — Standing Committees BUSINESS AND LABOR Curt Bramble, Chair Stuart Adams Gene Davis Deidre Henderson Karen Mayne Ralph Okerlund Todd Weiler ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WORKFORCE SERVICES Aaron Osmond, Chair Jani Iwamoto Scott Jenkins Karen Mayne Ann Millner Ralph Okerlund Jerry Stevenson EDUCATION Ann Millner, Chair Jim Dabakis Mark Madsen Wayne Niederhauser Aaron Osmond Howard Stephenson Jerry…

SQUEEZE THE BALLOON: Bursting Foreign Economies While Trying To Save Our Own

Our economy is like a balloon.  A balloon grows as air fills its interior.  Our economy grows as the number of business transactions increase within our borders.  Like a balloon, sometimes our economy seems to grow lopsided or in an irregular shape.  Sometimes even, the economy shrinks, and like a deflated balloon, it presents unsightly wrinkled patches.  These irregular shapes and wrinkled patches of the economy routinely become the object of attention of the media, the public, and policymakers. I recently completed reading From New Deal Banking Reform to World…