Why National Delegate selection matters

A group of diverse, loosely organized Utah conservatives have formed a slate of national delegate candidates in preparation for the upcoming state Republican Convention on Saturday in response, it seems, to the “Official” Ted Cruz slate of “committed” candidates. The “Stop Trump Stop Hillary” slate claims to be vetted, like the Ted Cruz candidates, and committed to electing a conservative to the White House. What is the biggest difference? It seems the Stop Trump Stop Hillary slate candidates won’t have their hands tied like the official Cruz candidates. “History shows…

Sutherland Institute: Education and the race for governor

By Christine Cooke You’ll be voting for a governor this year. So what do Utah’s Republican gubernatorial candidates have to say about education? Sutherland Institute has been working to help you get some answers. For instance, on April 11 Jonathan Johnson and Governor Gary Herbert fielded a variety of questions from Sutherland Institute’s Boyd Matheson and KSL’s Doug Wright at the GOP gubernatorial debate, hosted by the Utah Federation of Republican Women. The moderators asked Gov. Herbert and Johnson about their first priority in public school funding and whether they…

Sutherland Institute: 2 candidates for governor differ on how to return public lands to local control

By Matthew Anderson The public-lands debate is among the most heated political topics in Utah. So it was little surprise that questions about federal lands and the impact they have on the state were among the first asked in the April 11 Republican gubernatorial debate and in the follow-up conversations Sutherland Institute had with Governor Gary Herbert and Jonathan Johnson. Both candidates share a belief that federal lands should be turned over to the state of Utah – making comments to that effect during their interview with Sutherland’s Boyd Matheson.…

Gov. Herbert calls special session of Utah State Legislature [UPH Wire]

*attached contains the following: For Immediate Release Contact: Caroline Slater cslater@utah.gov mobile: (385) 312-0202 Gov. Herbert calls special session of Utah State Legislature SALT LAKE CITY (April 20, 2016) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued a call for a special session of the Utah State Legislature to address two separate items: A concurrent resolution opposing the unilateral designation of a national monument in the state of Utah The restoration of funds for several items in S.B. 2, including $4.775 million for education initiatives “It is absolutely irresponsible for the…