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Dem candidate calls Herbert speed-dating fundraising ‘disgusting’

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michael Weinholtz blasted Gov. Gary Herbert’s “speed-dating” tactic of campaign fundraising Friday and set aside time next week to meet with any voter to discuss any issue, without asking for campaign contributions. “It’s disgusting that the current governor would sell his time to the highest bidder in

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Support Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

Sen. Allen Christensen and Rep. Jim Dunnigan have led the legislature’s efforts to block Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan — a plan that would allow access to affordable health insurance for thousands of working Utah families. Christensen and Dunnigan have gone too far. It’s time to fight back.  We’re fighting back today by launching a campaign

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And then there were 3

In case you are just emerging from your Y2K shelter, our attorney general, John Swallow, resigned. According to statute, the process for filling a statewide vacancy is for the party of the previous office holder (John Swallow is a Republican) to send 3 names to the Governor who then selects the replacement. This replacement holds

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Utah’s Gov. Herbert should call on state AG to step down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 8, 2013 Salt Lake City — As thousands of emails, documents and calendar appointments have gone missing in the midst of a legislative investigation into the Utah Attorney General’s ethical misconduct, Governor Gary Herbert stands by and says little more than there is “cause for concern.” In January of this

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 56 – July 16, 2013

Tomorrow the Legislature’s Government Operations Committee will consider a bipartisan proposal that would add much-needed limits to campaign contributions in Utah. Sponsored by Representative Kraig Powell, a Republican from Heber City, and Representative Brian King, a Democrat from Salt Lake City, the bill would provide reform to Utah’s currently broken campaign finance system. In fact,

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Results of Legislative Audit Should Nullify Governor’s Nominee to Control Board

(Salt Lake City, Utah)—Next week, the Utah legislature will again consider Governor Gary Herbert’s appointment of a top-level EnergySolutions executive to the Radiation Control Board even as a recently released report found EnergySolutions was illegally storing dozens of containers of banned waste. Dan Shrum, vice president of environmental compliance and permitting at EnergySolutions, is set

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Was Governor Herbert Romney’s Personal Watchdog?

One little story you may have missed over the past week was Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s rather unusual quote to the National Journal, where he defended Mitt Romney’s story that the presidential candidate wasn’t working for Bain Capitol after 1999.  “I was in Utah when he was running the Olympics! He wasn’t running Bain Capital.”

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Herbert’s Fear Tactics

On June 28, the day the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act, the stock market (as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average) opened down at 12,529. The drop was attributed to an overnight reaction to events in Europe. The market did not move materially at the time the court’s opinion was issued.

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Better UTAH On ACA Ruling: The Time For Politics Is Over!

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Better UTAH On ACA Ruling: The Time For Politics Is Over _________________________________________________________________________ As a result of today’s Supreme Court ruling, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now the law of the land, including the so-called “individual mandate” originally proposed by The Heritage Foundation, promoted by conservative Republicans and

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