Attorney General Sean D. Reyes to Testify at Congressional Hearing in Washington, DC on Human Trafficking [UPH Wire]

Updated Media Information:  Attorney General Sean D. Reyes to Testify at Congressional Hearing in Washington, DC on Human Trafficking “A Pathway to Freedom: Rescue and Refuge for Sex Trafficking Victims” C-SPAN will cover the hearing, planned from 2:30 to 3:30 EST Please direct all media inquiries about this event to:  Alan Crooks 435.862.1962 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Sean D. Reyes and Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) will be the focus of a hearing planned by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees global human…

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes Comments on Human Trafficking Bill Passed in Senate with Bipartisan Support [UPH Wire]

Media Contact: Lee Rech for Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes 801.556.8423 – cell lee@lbrcommunications.com Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes Comments on Human Trafficking Bill Passed in Senate with Bipartisan Support SALT LAKE CITY—April 27, 2015—Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has made it a priority of his administration to combat trafficking of human beings for sex, hard labor, military conscription and other acts of modern day slavery. He commented today on the U.S. Senate’s passing of a victims’ rights bill for survivors of trafficking: “I am pleased U.S. Senators from both sides…

Attorney General Reyes Responds to Order of Temporary Injunction in States’ Lawsuit Challenging President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration [UPH Wire]

Attorney General Sean D. Reyes Responds to Order of Temporary Injunction in States’ Lawsuit Challenging President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration SALT LAKE CITY Feb. 17, 2014 — Today, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued an Order of Temporary Injunction in the lawsuit joined by 25 states, including Utah, challenging President Obama’s unilateral executive action regarding immigration policy. Attorney General Sean D. Reyes reminded citizens of Utah that the lawsuit is based on a constitutional challenge to the President bypassing Congress and exceeding his…

It’s Time to Cease the “Tail Wagging” by the Anti-Common Core Crowd

(Note: In this post, Kim Burningham speaks in his own behalf. The point of view expressed in this blog does not necessarily represent any organization of which he is or has been a part.) A uniquely American phrase—the tail wagging the dog—can be traced to the late 1800s. In 2015, I note a modern application in Utah.   Some strident fringe groups have been shouting so loud about their fears of the common core that the whole education system has been shaken. This is unfortunate, and it time for such distortion…

Governor to report on State School Board on expert review education standards

*attached contains the following: For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards Public Information Officer 801.538.1509 desk 801.755.3085 cell edwards@utah.gov Governor to report to State School Board on expert review of education standards What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert will make brief remarks before the Standards Review Panel releases its report of the Utah State Core Standards in mathematics and English language arts. Additionally, the attorney general will present his legal review of the adoption of these standards. Gov. Herbert announced the Standards Review Panel in a press conference on July 17, 2014.…

New Idea or A Timely Proposal? Creation of the Office of Inspector General

In his State of the State speech on Wednesday night, Governor Gary Herbert announced that he was working with Representative Mike McKell, Senator Deidre Henderson and Attorney General Sean Reyes on the creation of an office of inspector general for the state. In his speech, the Governor said that the position would be “one that will act as an independent entity to elevate and ensure the highest levels of ethics and official conduct in state government.” But this isn’t the first time that an Office of Inspector General has been proposed…

Utah AG Sean Reyes on sex trafficking and Operation Underground Railroad [Video]

Before the 2015 Utah Legislative Session got rolling yesterday, about the most exciting story in Utah through all of January was about Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes undercover operation to break up a sex trafficking ring in South America. Sean Reyes spoke with the Salt Lake Tribune’s Jennifer Napier-Pearce about it.

Statement from Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes on Passing of Rebecca Lockhart [Hub Wire]

Statement from Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes: “On a personal level, I am devastated.  Becky was more than just a colleague and friend.  She was like a big sister.  My heart aches for Stan, Emily, Hannah and Stephen and their extended family and I pray with great hope for God’s light to comfort them in their sorrow.” ### 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…

We Need a Sean Reyes v Spencer Cox Rap Battle

Utah to every other state: our attorney general is way cooler than yours. With news about his participation undercover to bust a sex trafficking ring in South America, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is fast establishing his place in Utah (and national?) politics. Recently, Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin caught up with Reyes in San Diego, somehow convincing Sean to first rap, then dance the haka, and finally croon like Frank Sinatra (now we know how Reyes snagged Saysha). Now, we just need a Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox v Attorney General rap battle. Governor Herbert can judge the…

Utah AG Reyes Talks About El Cid, the Great Puhi, Bushido Warriors and Speaking Truth to Power in His Second Inauguration

Attorney General Sean Reyes began his second year in office and his first since facing voters in November. His inauguration speech set a tone of inclusiveness  and cross-cultural depth, as well as a willingness to fight even tough battles when the cause is just. It’s hard to make politics interesting to the average American. Let’s be honest: the only thing less interesting than listening to a politician drone on about taxes, budgets, treaties, and any number of other public policies is the dying art of watching paint dry. Somehow, Attorney General Sean Reyes managed…