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Op-ed: Utah’s governor, Legislature are both half right

Source: Deseret News In the battle over the process for replacing U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the governor and the Legislature are each half right, but their refusal to compromise is wrong for Utah. On April 19, Rep. Chaffetz announced he would not stand for re-election in the 3rd Congressional District. In the immediate aftermath, members

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Lawmaker fires warning over process for replacing Chaffetz

Sources: Deseret News and KSL.com The conflict between Utah’s governor and state Legislature escalated Thursday after Rep. Jason Chaffetz officially announced his plans to leave Congress, with legislative leadership threatening legal action over how the vacancy is filled. Gov. Gary Herbert has said he will not call a special session of the Legislature for state

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‘I might depart early,’ Chaffetz says

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he may step down early from his House seat, leaving a vacancy that would be filled by a special election that is fuzzy under current state law. “I might depart early,” Chaffetz told The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday. “It very well might happen.” If he

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Chaffetz criticized for going after federal ethics official who spoke out against Trump

Source: Deseret News and KSL.com Rep. Jason Chaffetz drew criticism Friday for going after the federal ethics official who spoke out against President-elect Donald Trump’s handling of potential conflicts of interest. Several government watchdog groups and congressional Democrats said the Utah Republican, who is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, should stay

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Chaffetz wants to probe ethics of federal ethics director critical of Trump

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Rep. Jason Chaffetz has repeatedly brushed off calls to probe Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest, and now he’s threatened to investigate — and possibly subpoena — a federal ethics official who has criticized the president-elect. Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Walter Shaub Jr., director

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