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As he takes over national post, Herbert touts state innovation

sltrib.com — The two did not drill down into specifics of that framework. "It was just very broad in scope," Herbert spokesman Jon Cox said. "She's very anxious to get that proposal and work it through with us, and we're anxious, too, but we still have to work through some of that."
Jul 25, 2015

As he takes over national post, Herbert touts state innovation shar.es/1syZRl via @sharethis #utpol

Utah lawmaker seeks to close county campaign finance loophole

sltrib.com — Last session, the Legislature passed a bill prohibiting candidates for city offices from using their campaign funds for personal expenses or purchases, but lawmakers did not include counties in the ban.

Loophole would let Herbert and politicos help Lyman legal defense

sltrib.com — Herbert and Cox can give their campaign funds to Lyman's county commission campaign account because transfers between campaign accounts are permissible. Lyman then can then use the money for pretty much anything he wants, because Utah law doesn't restrict such county-level expenditures, the way it does for other candidates.
Jul 20, 2015

Utah campaign law has loophole so big you can drive an ATV protest through it, and it may help Phil Lyman: sltrib.com/news/2750567-1… #utpol

Jul 20, 2015

RT @RobertGehrke: Utah campaign law has loophole so big you can drive an ATV protest through it, and it may help Phil Lyman: sltrib.com/news/2750567-1… #utpol

Jul 21, 2015

Rep. Arent bill aims to close loophole letting county candidate use campaign $ for personal use. background: sltrib.com/home/2750567-1… #utpol

Breakthrough -- Utah GOP leaders reach a deal on Medicaid expansion

sltrib.com — "There is still work to be done," Herbert said in a statement, "but I believe we now have a framework in place that will provide care for Utahns most in need while being responsible with limited taxpayer funds." Hughes, R-Draper, said the deal is in the best interest of all Utahns.
Jul 17, 2015

Friday night news break: Utah GOP leaders reach deal on Medicaid expansion. sltrib.com/news/2742096-1…

Jul 17, 2015

RT @ddiamond: Friday night news break: Utah GOP leaders reach deal on Medicaid expansion. sltrib.com/news/2742096-1…

While Medicaid debate drags on, Utahns are dying

sltrib.com — While Brent Frisby made preparations Wednesday to bury his wife of 23½ years, the so-called Gang of Six (a group made up of Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, along with Republican legislative leaders and lawmakers) huddled to try to work through differences over whether - and if so how - to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, to cover up to 126,500 people.
Jul 16, 2015

ICYWN: While leaders wrangle over Medicaid expansion, uncovered Utahns suffer the consequences. sltrib.com/news/2735404-1… #utpol

Photo gallery: A night of Confederate flags and Southern rock with Hank Williams Jr. at Red Butte

sltrib.com — Hank Williams Jr. brought his country, Southern rock and blues sounds to the Red Butte Garden Amphitheater on Tuesday. Sam Riddle opened the show. Check back for a full review. ...
Jul 15, 2015

A perk of of my job is sometimes I get to cover really great concerts. Other times I review Hank Williams Jr. sltrib.com/entertainment/…

Jul 15, 2015

Review, photo gallery: Confederate flags, Hank Williams Jr.'s ego go big at Red Butte in #SLC shar.es/1sfMGj

Utah taxpayers' tab for marriage defense: $1.2 million

sltrib.com — U.S. District Judge Richard Shelby ruled Utah's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional in December 2013 in the case of Kitchen vs. Herbert. The following year, the Legislature appropriated $500,000 to hire the outside attorneys to handle the appeal. The state said at the time it was paying Schaerr $200,000 to handle the appeals.

Hillary Clinton to make first Utah trip of 2016 race

sltrib.com — Barry Baker is the former president of USA Networks and is a senior adviser to Lee Equity Partners, LLC, a private equity and venture-capital firm. Amy Baker spent 20 years at NBC News. Clinton, the former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady, holds a wide lead over the only other declared Democratic candidate, Vermont Sen.

Utah Gov: Gay marriage issues will take time to work through

sltrib.com — Herbert said his staff and legislative attorneys have listed scores of places in state law that refer to marriage or use the terms husband and wife. "[Legislative lawyers] are taking a look, do we change them all at once? Do we do it over time?

Coming soon to your neighborhood: Police body cameras

sltrib.com — "Although it seems good to have a cookie-cutter policy to cover the whole state, it doesn't apply that way and it doesn't work out that way," Richardson said. And, they said, small-town police departments in rural parts of the state may not be able to absorb the cost of purchasing the cameras and - more significantly - the storage and maintenance of the data they collect.
Jul 07, 2015

And speaking of police body cameras, lawmakers calling for uniform statewide policy. sltrib.com/news/2706025-1… #utpol

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Jul 30, 2015

There’s a rumor spreading that I was AG Sean Reyes guest @ Stadium of Fire. I like Journey, but assure you, it’s false. #utpol #separateways

Jul 29, 2015

Dispute on whether Mtn Accord includes 2-mile tunnel between Big & Little Cottonwood. NOT part of accord now. sltrib.com/home/2727567-1… #utpol

Jul 28, 2015

RT @mental_floss: 15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Animal House' (Which Hit Theaters 37 Years Ago Today) — bit.ly/1JOmurB pic.twitter.com/0JCcAzXBWx

Jul 28, 2015

… so if you’re hoping to eat one, you’d better move fast. (That is a terrible joke.) twitter.com/HuffingtonPost…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @DebateState: Tomorrow's @sltrib editorial tonight: Why is Weldon Angelos still in prison? | The Salt Lake Tribune sltrib.com/opinion/275383…

Jul 22, 2015

@SchottHappens @elforesto The Ralph campaign spent a lot ID’ing and mobilizing the vote-by-mail people. This is why polling VBM is tough.

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