Republicans not piling on to Democrats over the Miller scandal

“Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth.” Proverbs 24:17 After 32 days of near silence, the Democratic Caucus of the Utah House called for Rep. Justin Miller to resign. About time (says Maryann Martindale). And stop dragging my party through the mud, says Senator Jim Dabakis. And yet, there’s been nary a bit of mud thrown by official Republican folk, whether elected officials or party leaders. With the exception of Senator Todd Weiler’s quite justifiable call for Miller’s resignation and a very brief…

No veto override session in 2015 [UPH Wire]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2015 NO VETO OVERRIDE SESSION IN 2015 SALT LAKE CITY –  Today, Utah legislative leaders announced that they will not convene a veto override session in 2015.  Speaker of the House Greg Hughes and  Senate President Wayne Niederhauser issued the following joint statement: “We respect the diligent, careful work of the 2015 Session and the sacrifices made by both legislators and staff.  While we don’t agree with every veto, a poll of our members shows the House and Senate are ready to forgo the time…

Speaker-Elect Greg Hughes Selects Senior Staff [UPH Wire]

SALT LAKE CITY –  Speaker-elect Greg Hughes announced today that he has selected political veteran Greg Hartley to serve as the Chief of Staff to the Utah House of Representatives. “Greg Hartley is a seasoned veteran of the legislative and political process,” said Speaker-elect Hughes. “Nobody thinks more strategically and nobody works harder. Greg’s experience as a key staffer to Governors Huntsman and Herbert will serve the House well, as will his experience in Utah and other states representing a variety of government affairs clients.” “Greg has also managed and…

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