Bold Election Day predictions

Since the End of Days – excuse me, Election Day – is almost here, let me gaze into my crystal ball and see what will transpire. 1. HILLARY CLINTON WILL WIN WITH LESS THAN 50% OF THE POPULAR VOTE – If she wins Florida, she wins. If she wins North Carolina, she wins. If she wins Nevada, she wins. If she wins New Hampshire, she wins. I put her Electoral College count around 294, because even though battleground state polls show it closer, I believe HRC’s vastly superior ground-game and…

America needs healthy balance between federal, state governments

By Marty Holmes Implicit in the concept of balance is the idea that two different things can be true at the same time – much like work and play. We put forth great effort and exert ourselves physically and mentally, but we eventually need to rejuvenate ourselves by having fun. Such is true in all aspects of life – whether it be our diets, our exercise routines, or simply how we allot our time. Life should be governed by this principle, and politics is no exception. Today a lack of…

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…

Sutherland Institute: Our time for choosing

By Stan Rasmussen On Tuesday evening, March 22, many Utahns affiliated with the state’s two largest political parties will participate in their neighborhood precinct caucus meetings. In these gatherings, attending Republicans and Democrats will elect delegates to represent them at their respective upcoming county and state conventions where decisions will be made regarding one of now two paths by which prospective candidates can be included on the June primary-election ballots. Also at the Tuesday neighborhood caucuses, attendees will be able to participate in presidential-preference votes. The state Republican Party has…

Clean Air Contribution for Tax Donations Passes House [UPH Wire]

Media Statement   For Immediate Release: February 25, 2016 Contact:         Elizabeth Converse, Communications Director                     Utah House Democratic Caucus                     801-835-7087 | econverse@le.utah.gov Clean Air Contribution for Tax Donations Passes House   Salt Lake City – House Bill 237 – Income Tax Contribution for Clean Air, passed the floor of the House today. It was cosponsored by all House members of the bipartisan Clean Air Caucus. The bill…

Democrat Wants Politics Out of State Policy [UPH Wire]

Media Statement   For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016   Contact:                        Elizabeth Converse, Communications Director Utah House Democratic Caucus 801-835-7087 | econverse@le.utah.gov   Democrat Wants Politics Out of State Policy   Salt Lake City – House Democratic Whip Rebecca Chavez-Houck issued the following statement on House Bill 220 – Legislative Organization Amendments. The committees in question, Legislative Management and the Audit Subcommittee, are responsible for calling for audits of departments throughout state government, as well as managing the ins and outs of legislative sessions, interim meetings, and appointments…

Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — Nov. 30, 2015

First things first: to the dude driving the black Accord onto the 6th South offramp, huge kudos to you for your cat-like reflexes when that Subaru pulled into the lane without so much as a second glance. You saved us all. Now for some news: • Former Gov. Olene Walker passed away over the weekend. (KUER) She’ll have a lasting impact on the state, whether it was her groundbreaking roles in politics, her Weber State political institution, or the fact that her name is in what seems like half the…