On Point video: Count My Vote lawsuit, 4/13/15 [video]

“Holly on the Hill” blogger Holly Richardson and Michelle Mumford, former assistant dean at BYU Law School, are joined by Salt Lake County GOP Vice Chair Suzanne Mulet as they discuss the latest in Utah politics and policy, including the Utah GOP’s Count My Vote lawsuit. On Point, presented by Sutherland Institute, is the state’s only show hosted by and focused on the leading women in Utah policy and politics.

New Poll Shows Healthy Utah Has Less Than Fifty Percent Support Among Informed Voters

Informed voters don’t support Healthy Utah, according to a new poll. The poll results will provide ammo to opponents of the Medicaid expansion, further complicating Governor Gary Herbert‘s efforts to find a compromise with conservative legislators to cover uninsured Utahns. The poll, released today and embedded below, shows less than fifty percent of informed voters support Healthy Utah when given information about the impact of the law on the federal debt. The poll was conducted by Wilson Perkins Allen on behalf of Republican consultant Chuck Warren’s Silver Bullet. Warren has also been retained by Jonathan Johnson, who is expected…

What Jim Dabakis said…and what he really meant.

Why Jim Dabakis said he got out of the race for Salt Lake City mayor:   What Jim really meant: WONK ALERT!!  I sat down with Jackie Biskupski this afternoon. I was the better candidate, but whatever. Jackie has been complaining and complaining for the last 9 days.  Jackie is a hell of a persuasive lady!  She decided that it would be best for me to leave the race.  She told me “Jim, put on your FB page, ‘I am endorsing Jackie for Mayor.’” This election is too long for me to…

Governor Herbert orders flags lowered to honor former Gov. Bangerter [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release April 15, 2015 Contact: Aimee Edwards Public Information Office 801.538.1509 desk 801.755.3085 cell edwards@utah.gov Governor orders flags lowered to honor former Gov. Bangerter SALT LAKE CITY– Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Utah in honor of former Gov. Norman H. Bangerter. The former governor of Utah will be laid to rest Sat., April 18, 2015. The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from…

A Brief Look at Candidates for Utah County Republican Party Leadership

I am excited for elections for Utah County Republican Party officers. We have plenty of quality candidates who would all do fine but we must choose only one for each position. I attended the debate held on April 9th and this is some of the information I gathered. I realize that not everybody could attend so I thought I would do a write up to show the strengths and weaknesses I have found in each candidate. Secretary Kristen Chevrier: As an education officer I have worked with Kristen and she has…

BUZZ: Kirk Jowers leaving Hinckley Institute for doTERRA

In a email this morning, Kirk Jowers announced his departure from the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He will be joining doTERRA as the VP of Corporate Relations, effective June 30. Jason Perry will step in at the Hinckley Institute as interim director. Here is Jower’s email: Dear Friends, It has been an absolute joy to serve as the Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics for the past 10 years. My most enduring memories will be of the incredible people involved with this great institute: first and foremost, the…