BRAMBLE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BRAMBLE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rolly: Count My Vote still prickling Republicans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57801462-82/vote-count-ballot-primary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57801462-82/vote-count-ballot-primary.html.csp">Rolly: Count My Vote still prickling Republicans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T23:09:02.278-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Republican fallout from the Legislature’s compromise with the Count My Vote advocates to create a hybrid nominating system for candidates was immediate and fierce, as evidenced at the GOP neighborhood caucuses recently. Some party zealots, particularly the true believers concentrated in Utah County, contacted lawmakers right after the conclusion of the legislative session earlier this month, demanding they repeal the compromise bill next year. Rep. Michael Kennedy, R-Alpine, told attendees at a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801462@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:09:02 MDT Ethics bills advance without caps on Utah campaign donations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57649789-90/bill-bills-bramble-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57649789-90/bill-bills-bramble-candidates.html.csp">Ethics bills advance without caps on Utah campaign donations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T22:37:09.416-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Legislators are advancing a long list of ethics reforms growing out of the scandals that toppled Attorney General John Swallow, but one key reform long sought by good-government groups has quietly faded away. Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, had proposed finally putting limits on campaign donations, as do most states and the federal government. But he has abandoned that quest for the year. Meanwhile, the Senate Business and Labor Committee, which Bramble leads, on Friday moved out a long list of oth...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57649789@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 22:37:09 MDT Rolly: Mike Lee camp nearly stopped Count My Vote deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57643132-82/vote-count-lee-primary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57643132-82/vote-count-lee-primary.html.csp">Rolly: Mike Lee camp nearly stopped Count My Vote deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T16:14:24.834-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 04:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Count My Vote compromise has now passed the Legislature and the new law insures political parties can keep their caucus/convention system while providing an alternate path to the primary election ballot through petition signatures. But the deal that had been struck a week ago temporarily fell apart, forcing the negotiators to scrap a planned press conference last Saturday. The reasons for the road block, which was removed after more negotiations and some arm twisting, have not been fully exp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57643132@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:14:24 MDT Count My Vote deal gets roughed up, but advances http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57625857-90/ballot-bill-bramble-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57625857-90/ballot-bill-bramble-candidates.html.csp">Count My Vote deal gets roughed up, but advances</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T22:45:16.813-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Defenders of Utah’s caucus system for nominating candidates pummeled a deal struck over the weekend between legislators and organizers of the Count My Vote ballot initiative, calling it an unconstitutional affront to the First Amendment and comparing it to bloodshed in the streets of Kiev. Former Rep. Chris Herrod said the fundamental issue is whether political parties have the freedom to associate without government interference — which he added is the same thing the world is witnessing in cla...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625857@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:45:16 MDT Deal to end Count My Vote initiative collapses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57614065-90/ballot-bramble-candidates-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57614065-90/ballot-bramble-candidates-convention.html.csp">Deal to end Count My Vote initiative collapses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T14:32:20.262-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 02:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A breakthrough in negotiations that would have led to the end of the Count My Vote initiative apparently fell apart late Friday, prompting the group to scuttle a Saturday morning news conference as the sides went back to the negotiating table. The deal, which was agreed to Friday afternoon, would have changed Utah’s nominating system to ensure future candidates for office could get gather signatures to get on the primary ballot without having to go through the parties’ caucuses and conventions. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57614065@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:32:20 MDT In Their Own Words: Count My Vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57598296-90/count-vote-candidates-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57598296-90/count-vote-candidates-com.html.csp">In Their Own Words: Count My Vote</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T09:44:11.807-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 09:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SB54 would modify the part of Utah election law that outlines how political candidates are selected. Changes include allowing voters to cast absentee ballots if they can’t attend a caucus meeting and raising the threshold that candidates have to meet at convention from 60 to 65 percent. Bill sponsor Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, says SB54 also incorporates the full language of the Count My Vote initiative. jnpearce@sltrib.com. Twitter: @jnpearce</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57598296@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:44:11 MDT Letter: Bramble, Legislature trying to kill popular citizen initiative — again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57592269-82/bramble-ballot-bill-compromise.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57592269-82/bramble-ballot-bill-compromise.html.csp">Letter: Bramble, Legislature trying to kill popular citizen initiative — again</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T01:01:03.365-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In 1994, a citizens’ initiative was launched that would have set term limits for elected public officials. The petition, which had overwhelming support among the public and seemed unstoppable, would have affected the ability of incumbents to sit for more than three terms. Before it could reach the ballot, however, the Utah Legislature set up a “compromise” that offered less-strict limits on fewer officials. This became law. Ten years later, before any of the limits had been applied and after fur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57592269@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT