Ten Things You Need to Know About the Utah Republican Party’s SB 54 Lawsuit

I am a life-long Republican who, as a state senator, voted for SB 54 last year.  I did so because I believed that the Count My Vote initiative would be successful by a wide margin, and SB 54 was the only option of preserving some elements of the caucus/convention system. Having spent more than a decade as a member of the Utah Republican Party’s governing body, I have a pretty good understanding of its inner workings.  For that reason, I could not resist attending the preliminary injunction hearing in federal…

BREAKING: University of Utah and Utah Legislature Block BYU’s Pac-12 Admission.

The balloons were filled and the overall feeling at Brigham Young University athletics was once again “This is the place.” After four long seasons of competing as an Independent in football and the West Coast Conference for all other sports, BYU had found their athletic programs a home and a new travel partner in the University of Utah. The press releases were drafted,and the invitations were set. There were big Pac-12 conference stickers fresh from the printers adorning BYU’s Student Athlete Building. But in true Lee Corso “Not so fast my…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Dec 8 – Dec 14

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Reactions to Governor’s Proposed Budget    So @GovHerbert proposed 6.25% increase in WPU for #uted & if you want to see that happen, talk to your legislators! #utpol #utleg — Sue Carey (@swcarey) December 11, 2014 Gov said a legitimate argument gas…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 30 – Dec 7

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Not for Money To believe that there is a financial incentive of a few hundred dollars or even a thousand dollars that can spur teachers to achieve more than they already do with students in the classroom is laughable among those who…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 17 – Nov 23

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Reason #59 for Passing Legislation It’s just really a fun project to partner with these kids to teach them about the legislative process. — Senator Aaron Osmond, on his proposal to declare the golden retriever dog breed as the official “state domestic…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 3 – Nov 9

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Quotes Here… #FirstWorldCampaignProblems Best part of finishing the election: I can go to Costco w/o worry that my groceries won’t fit in my minivan bc of campaign signs. #utpol — Aimee Winder Newton (@AimeeNewton) November 5, 2014   Inappropriate Agendas Little concerned…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Oct 27 – Nov 2

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Go Big, or Go Home Here are my #utpol predictions: All 4 congressional seats and AG got to the #utgop, and +2 seats in the House but +0 in the #utsen — Todd Weiler (@gopTODD) October 31, 2014 Barbra Streisand Effect In other news,…