DONATIONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DONATIONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: GOP is party of wealthy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818140-82/million-donations-mcmanus-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818140-82/million-donations-mcmanus-republicans.html.csp">Letter: GOP is party of wealthy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:19:56.922-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Concerning the letter by Mike McManus in which he stated that large political donations by individuals to the two major political parties were equal, with Democrat George Soros donating the most: he is flat wrong. According to the Federal Election commission, donations of $200 or less in 2012 to Democrats was 50 percent of their total $733 million while donations of $200 or less to Republicans ran at 23 percent of their total $480 million. Of the top donors to political PACS 7 out of 11 donors ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57818140@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:56 MDT Big corporations take ‘Obamacare’ millions, back GOP candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57792447-68/million-koch-health-received.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57792447-68/million-koch-health-received.html.csp">Big corporations take ‘Obamacare’ millions, back GOP candidates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES BABINGTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T19:52:33.912-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Several big corporations have reaped millions of dollars from “Obamacare” even as they support GOP candidates who vow to repeal the law. This condemn-while-benefiting strategy angers Democrats, who see some of their top congressional candidates struggling against waves of anti-Obamacare ads partly funded by these companies. Among the corporations is a familiar Democratic nemesis, Koch Industries, the giant conglomerate headed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. They...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577924472014-04-08T19:52:33.912-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T19:52:33.912-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792447@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:52:33 MDT Letter: Democrats, like Republicans, get generous donations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771804-82/soros-bagley-democratic-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771804-82/soros-bagley-democratic-democrats.html.csp">Letter: Democrats, like Republicans, get generous donations</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:06.742-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re Bagley’s cartoon April 3: I know it’s asking too much of him to be somewhat objective in his political cartoons. I guess Mr. Bagley has forgotten about George Soros, the self-proclaimed socialist and his donations to the Democratic Party. Over the past several years,the Koch brothers have given almost exclusively to Republicans just as Soros donates predominantly to Democrats and Democratic organizations. Overall, Soros has out-donated the Kochs. So who’s beholden to the billionaires? Randy...</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> 57771804@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:06 MDT Utahns, be wary of scams asking money for mudslide relief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57738528-79/utah-mudslide-organizations-wary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57738528-79/utah-mudslide-organizations-wary.html.csp">Utahns, be wary of scams asking money for mudslide relief</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T18:04:44.944-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 06:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Division of Consumer Protection is warning people to be wary of fundraising scams exploiting the mudslide tragedy in Washington State. Though no such schemes have been reported so far in Utah, Francine A. Giani, executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce, asks consumers to be on the lookout for them in the wake of Saturday’s event, which so far has killed 25 people. The slide occured near the town of Oso, about 55 miles southeast of Seattle, and slammed into a neighborhood 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> 57738528@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:04:44 MDT Pledges buy programs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57729109-82/kued-money-pbs-pledge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57729109-82/kued-money-pbs-pledge.html.csp">Pledges buy programs</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T01:01:03.598-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re “Where does all the PBS pledge money go?” Forum, March 18): Simply put, the money goes to purchase programming from PBS and other programming services. Securing national programs is the most expensive part of our service, but offerings such as “Downton Abbey,” “NOVA,” “Frontline,” “Sherlock,” and educational children’s programs such as “Sesame Street” and “Peg + Cat” are the returns on that investment. Some pledge programs are seen more than once because of their popularity with viewers and...</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> 57729109@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Love Utah Give Utah event passes halfway mark to $1M goal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57707455-79/utah-giving-love-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57707455-79/utah-giving-love-groups.html.csp">Love Utah Give Utah event passes halfway mark to $1M goal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T13:20:34.007-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Don’t believe giving can be fun? Nonprofit organizations from St. George to Logan celebrated Love Utah Give Utah day with events that included skiing, parties, performances, clinics, open houses, yoga, photo shoots, classes, a picnic, wine tasting and local food sampling. Some 464 Utah organizations celebrated the first day of spring Thursday for the second annual day of giving sponsored by the Community Foundation of Utah. The group set a goal of raising $1 million in a 24-hour period. By 9:30 ...</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> 57707455@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:20:34 MDT Letter: Let’s see how legislators voted on contributions bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693298-82/donations-legislators-contributions-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693298-82/donations-legislators-contributions-bill.html.csp">Letter: Let’s see how legislators voted on contributions bill</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T15:28:36.809-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Regarding political donations, “There is only one way to ensure that big donors don’t exert too much influence, and that is to restrict donations” (“Legislature again puts a stop to needed contribution limits,” Our View, March 12). Amen! State legislators have again refused to pass a measure to limit campaign donations from individuals or groups. I would like to see the Tribune publish the voting records of how our legislators voted on Rep. Brian King’s bill to limit such contributions. I’m su...</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> 57693298@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:28:36 MDT Swallow scandal helped break logjam on ethics bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57673246-90/bill-bills-campaign-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57673246-90/bill-bills-campaign-candidates.html.csp">Swallow scandal helped break logjam on ethics bills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T00:04:02.223-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 12:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A flood of ethics bills passed the 2014 legislature, thanks to the scandals that toppled former Attorney General John Swallow. But some long-sought reforms — such as finally creating campaign-donation limits — again failed to pass. The special committee that investigated Swallow suggested many reforms based on how it says Swallow gamed the system. Among them is a requirement that candidates can no longer report lump sums paid to political consultants or credit-card companies without detailing ho...</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> 57673246@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:04:02 MDT Editorial: Legislature again puts a stop to needed contribution limits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670822-82/utah-donations-candidates-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670822-82/utah-donations-candidates-http.html.csp">Editorial: Legislature again puts a stop to needed contribution limits</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T12:02:27.886-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 12:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Governments and politicians aren’t at the top of the lists of most trusted institutions. Utah scandals involving former Attorney General John Swallow added to the mistrust in Utah — or should have. This year’s Utah Legislature, feeding a reputation as self-serving and all too ideological, missed another chance to regain some public trust when it killed – yet again – a measure to limit campaign donations. The Beehive State is one of only four states that allow donations of all amounts from any i...</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> 57670822@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:02:27 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