CAUCUS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CAUCUS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rolly: Expect another spirited fight for Utah House speaker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094095-82/lockhart-sltrib-hughes-speaker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094095-82/lockhart-sltrib-hughes-speaker.html.csp">Rolly: Expect another spirited fight for Utah House speaker</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="2014-06-20T18:37:58.008-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah House of Representatives has always been a turbulent arena when it comes to who gets to be the leader and who has to wait in the wings. This year is no different, and the race for House speaker, which won’t be voted on by the Republican caucus until after the general election in November, has already begun. There loosely has been an unspoken rule that when the speaker steps down, the House majority leader, as next in line, is expected to step into that seat. Each leadership seat under...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58094095@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:37:58 MDT Letter: Caucuses are about control by a minority http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58046064-82/caucus-caucuses-control-majority.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58046064-82/caucus-caucuses-control-majority.html.csp">Letter: Caucuses are about control by a minority</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T07:33:03.542-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brandon Beckham (“Education shows caucus-convention advantages,” June 8) would have us believe that Utah’s rightly maligned caucus system is really just an extension of Boston’s American Revolutionary caucuses. What he forgot to tell his readers, as he was wrapping the caucus system in the flag, was that rebellious minorities, who did not initially represent the views of the majority of Americans, controlled the caucuses of Adams and others. In Utah, caucuses are used now by a minority of peop...</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> 58046064@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:33:03 MDT Op-ed: Education shows caucus-convention advantages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028767-82/caucus-process-adams-boston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028767-82/caucus-process-adams-boston.html.csp">Op-ed: Education shows caucus-convention advantages</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brandon Beckham</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T16:54:01.766-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recently, a group of upper echelon politicians pushed a statewide initiative, Count My Vote, to change Utah’s election process to a format that appeared to be more advantageous for wealthy candidates. CMV spent over $1.2 million to dismantle Utah’s established caucus system and install a direct primary. As one of the founders of a counter campaign, I witnessed an eye-opening problem: many of those signing the petition not only didn’t understand what they were signing, but also lacked knowledge o...</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> 58028767@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:54:01 MDT