EXPANSION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/EXPANSION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Utahns paying several times for wrongheaded Medicaid plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797124-82/pay-medicaid-paying-plan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797124-82/pay-medicaid-paying-plan.html.csp">Letter: Utahns paying several times for wrongheaded Medicaid plan</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:17:39.048-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Becky Lockhart and the Republican leaders in the Utah House don’t seem to understand the burden they are trying to place on people in the state of Utah with their rejection of Medicaid expansion. I am already paying for the federal funding through things like the decreased deduction on my health savings account. They want me to pay for it again through my state taxes. Then, because I work at a hospital and its plan would leave so many without coverage, I would pay for it again in reduced pay to...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57797124@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:17:39 MDT Krugman: Rejection of Medicaid reflects an ugliness of spirit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57805244-82/medicaid-reform-health-obamacare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57805244-82/medicaid-reform-health-obamacare.html.csp">Krugman: Rejection of Medicaid reflects an ugliness of spirit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL KRUGMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T23:07:45.028-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 11:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When it comes to health reform, Republicans suffer from delusions of disaster. They know, just know, that the Affordable Care Act is doomed to utter failure, so failure is what they see, never mind the facts on the ground. Thus, on Tuesday, Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, dismissed the push for pay equity as an attempt to “change the subject from the nightmare of Obamacare”; on the same day, the nonpartisan RAND Corp. released a study estimating “a net gain of 9.3 million in the num...</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> 57805244@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:07:45 MDT Friedman: Playing Hockey With Putin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794400-82/russia-putin-nato-serious.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794400-82/russia-putin-nato-serious.html.csp">Friedman: Playing Hockey With Putin</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T00:39:01.323-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 12:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Shortly before the Sochi Olympics, Russian President Vladimir Putin played in an exhibition hockey game there. In retrospect, he was clearly warming up for his takeover of Crimea. Putin doesn’t strike me as a chess player, in geopolitical terms. He prefers hockey, without a referee, so elbowing, tripping and cross-checking are all permitted. Never go to a hockey game with Putin and expect to play by the rules of touch football. The struggle over Ukraine is a hockey game, with no referee. If we’r...</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> 57794400@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:39:01 MDT MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790658-77/atlanta-team-deal-expansion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790658-77/atlanta-team-deal-expansion.html.csp">MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.47-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta’s new downtown stadium. A top official from Blank’s parent company, Kim Schreckengost, said Tuesday negotiations continue and “we hope to complete an agreement soon.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported a new team will be announced April 16. The MLS has long coveted the Atlanta market, the largest in the U.S. without a franchise, as it moves toward its goal o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577906582014-04-09T16:58:04.47-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.47-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790658@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775815-68/medicaid-health-law-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775815-68/medicaid-health-law-million.html.csp">Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Three million Americans signed up for Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s new health care law as of the end of February, the administration said Friday, offering its first full accounting of how much the safety-net health program has grown since implementation of the law. Many were newly eligible because of the law’s Medicaid expansion, while others already eligible but not yet enrolled came forward due to publicity around the law and its requirement for individuals to carry in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577758152014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775815@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:48:05 MDT Extension of remarks: Expanding Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753742-82/medicaid-editorial-herbert-expansion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753742-82/medicaid-editorial-herbert-expansion.html.csp">Extension of remarks: Expanding Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T12:55:03.233-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— On Medicaid, Herbert has Obama over a barrel — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “The bargaining position that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is in as he dickers with federal officials over his “Healthy Utah Plan” is reminiscent of the famous 1973 National Lampoon magazine cover. The photo of a pistol pointed at a dog and the caption, ‘If You Don’t Buy This Magazine, We’ll Kill This Dog.’ “Herbert knows that if President Obama does not give him the waivers he wants from federal Medicaid requirements, he ret...</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> 57753742@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:55:03 MDT Letter: What’s happened in Utah to valuing human life? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693681-82/medicaid-state-utah-doctor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693681-82/medicaid-state-utah-doctor.html.csp">Letter: What’s happened in Utah to valuing human life?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T15:28:36.848-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I just finished a book titled “Ghost Soldiers,” about the rescue of American fighting men from a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines. The rescue unit doctor was wounded and, because of his condition, could not be carried out. His only hope of survival was to get to a hospital via airplane, but there was no airstrip. The local people in the village spent the entire night digging out vegetation, some of them using their bare hands, in order to build a place for the plane to land. Unfortunately ...</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> 57693681@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:28:36 MDT Op-ed: Moderate voters win session; Lockhart, lungs lose http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57677767-82/utah-lockhart-session-voters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57677767-82/utah-lockhart-session-voters.html.csp">Op-ed: Moderate voters win session; Lockhart, lungs lose</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Maryann Martindale</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:07.398-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. And the bigger the loss, too. We began this session hoping for big returns on air quality, education and ethics reform. What we got was somewhat lacking. In no particular order, here is our rundown of this year’s winners and losers. • Speaker Becky Lockhart was the session’s biggest gambler. Unfortunately for her, she lost her bet — making her the biggest loser. Lockhart opened the session with a bold attempt to distinguish herself from Gov. Gary Herbe...</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> 57677767@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:07 MDT Kimball Art Center unveils expansion plans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57626597-66/kimball-center-expansion-art.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57626597-66/kimball-center-expansion-art.html.csp">Kimball Art Center unveils expansion plans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T14:07:15.539-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 02:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Get ready for a new look to Park City’s historic Old Main Street, as the Kimball Art Center unveiled plans for a major expansion Monday. The expansion — set to start construction in 2015, pending approval from Park City’s planning commission — will nearly double the center’s existing space, from 15,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet, at the center’s home at the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue. “It will be a real draw to Main Street, as Park City becomes more and more of a year-round ...</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> 57626597@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:07:15 MDT Letter: Utah takes federal money, as long as it’s not for the poor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57631141-82/utah-federal-poor-expansion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57631141-82/utah-federal-poor-expansion.html.csp">Letter: Utah takes federal money, as long as it’s not for the poor</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T01:01:04.038-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Republican Legislature is having a rough time deciding how to expand Medicaid to help the poorest Utahns get health insurance. Gov. Gary Herbert wants to accept federal funds to cover these people. Our great Speaker Becky Lockhart disagrees. She says it’s an Obamacare expansion to get Utah hooked on federal health care dollars. I guess she knows this is tax money originally sent to the feds by Utahns, but I am not sure if she does. I wonder what would happen if this were the Obama Dev...</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> 57631141@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Legislators urge Gunnison prison funding to avoid inmate releases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57626196-78/gunnison-prison-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57626196-78/gunnison-prison-state-utah.html.csp">Legislators urge Gunnison prison funding to avoid inmate releases</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T09:14:00.174-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 09:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A request for money to add beds to the state prison in Gunnison may be getting edged out by requests for new buildings on college campuses and a new state crime lab. Funding to expand the Central Utah Correctional Facility appears to be just out of the money on several building priority lists, ranked eighth by both the state building board and the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations subcommittee. But a Utah Department of Corrections official and the chairman of the Prison Reloc...</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> 57626196@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:14:00 MDT Letter: Reduce deficit by cutting waste, not health care http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57603501-82/deficit-health-medicaid-support.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57603501-82/deficit-health-medicaid-support.html.csp">Letter: Reduce deficit by cutting waste, not health care</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T11:11:07.477-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">John Jackson seems to support Becky Lockhart’s refusal to accept Medicaid expansion money because he is worried about the federal deficit (“Refusing to expand Medicaid is being responsible,” Forum, Feb. 26). I worry about the deficit as well, but I also am sure that when the Constitution Preamble was written, the part concerning “promoting the general welfare ” wasn’t referring to a detested government program, it was referring to a minimal level of health and well-being of citizens needed to s...</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> 57603501@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:11:07 MDT Letter: Accepting Medicaid expansion money is no-brainer, Lockhart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57602280-82/medicaid-expansion-utah-brainer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57602280-82/medicaid-expansion-utah-brainer.html.csp">Letter: Accepting Medicaid expansion money is no-brainer, Lockhart</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T01:01:04.142-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Accepting unconditional, free federal money for Utah’s expansion of Medicaid is a no-brainer. What does that say about House Speaker Becky Lockhart (“Utah GOP alternative to Medicaid expansion advances,” Tribune, Feb. 24)? David Kranes Salt Lake City</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> 57602280@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Op-ed: Medicaid expansion is about families, not federalism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57608046-82/expansion-utah-health-access.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57608046-82/expansion-utah-health-access.html.csp">Op-ed: Medicaid expansion is about families, not federalism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jennifer seelig and gene davis</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T01:01:05.083-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Right now, more than 54,000 families in Utah are struggling – choosing between groceries and medicine, between rent and a doctor’s visit. These mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters work overtime but still do not make enough to qualify for health care coverage. They pay their taxes and support their local government; however, they are not supported in return. In Utah, their hard work doesn’t qualify them for support. Due to our choices, these families don’t qualify for subsidies. They are out...</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> 57608046@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Extension of Remarks: Medicaid caught in political feuding ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57614959-82/medicaid-expansion-editorial-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57614959-82/medicaid-expansion-editorial-http.html.csp">Extension of Remarks: Medicaid caught in political feuding ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T17:05:02.625-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— Refusing Medicaid expansion is a dreadful idea — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed ‘Healthy Utah’ alternative to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion is a dog’s dinner of denial, pipe dreams, contempt for the poor and lack of candor with the taxpayers of his state. ...” — Caring for the poor the Utah way, with responsibility and flexibility — Gov. Gary Herbert | For the Deseret News “When it comes to taking care of Utahns living in poverty, Utah can craft a bett...</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> 57614959@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:05:02 MDT Editorial: Refusing Medicaid expansion is a dreadful idea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57608887-82/utah-federal-medicaid-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57608887-82/utah-federal-medicaid-herbert.html.csp">Editorial: Refusing Medicaid expansion is a dreadful idea</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T17:22:01.884-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 05:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed “Healthy Utah” alternative to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion is a dog’s dinner of denial, pipe dreams, contempt for the poor and lack of candor with the taxpayers of his state. It’s still better than the alternative proposed by the leadership of the Utah House, which ignored federal money altogether and pretended to do some good with a fraction of the funds, siphoned from other state needs. Herbert’s plan would be better if there was a snowball’s chanc...</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> 57608887@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:22:01 MDT Letter: Refusing to expand Medicaid is being responsible http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591519-82/medicaid-responsible-expansion-essence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591519-82/medicaid-responsible-expansion-essence.html.csp">Letter: Refusing to expand Medicaid is being responsible</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T01:01:02.787-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What is so laughable about being responsible? House Speaker Becky Lockhart and some legislators are simply, in essence, acknowledging that while there is some federal funding for the Medicaid expansion, there is not enough. It is unsustainable (“Herbert calls House Medicaid plan ‘illogical’.” Tribune, Feb. 19) Medicaid expansion means expansion of the federal deficit, as well. Lockhart and her colleagues are, in essence, saying, they do not want to be responsible for more irresponsibility. They...</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> 57591519@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:01:02 MDT Utah GOP alternative to Medicaid expansion advances http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57592161-78/coverage-medicaid-utah-plan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57592161-78/coverage-medicaid-utah-plan.html.csp">Utah GOP alternative to Medicaid expansion advances</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T09:36:14.534-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An alternative to expanding Medicaid backed by House Republicans debuted in committee Monday to a largely receptive audience. The plan addresses the so-called “Medicaid coverage gap” existing in states that choose not to expand Medicaid: in Utah, 54,000 poor adults who don’t qualify for subsidies to put toward the purchase of private coverage on the federal marketplace, www.HealthCare.gov. It was tacked onto HB141, a catch-all bill for regulatory changes Utah must make to comply with the Afforda...</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> 57592161@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:36:14 MDT Sports briefs: MLS commissioner names expansion candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57575817-77/expansion-league-mls-thursday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57575817-77/expansion-league-mls-thursday.html.csp">Sports briefs: MLS commissioner names expansion candidates</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T23:11:38.927-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SOCCER • Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says Atlanta, Minneapolis, Sacramento, San Diego and Texas sites are being considered as expansion cites. MLS will increase to 21 teams when New York City and Orlando, Fla., start play in 2015. The league has said it plans to reach 24 teams by 2020. Garber spoke about additional cities Thursday during a conference call to discuss the league’s purchase of the troubled Chivas USA franchise. Braves ink young SS MLB • The Atlanta Braves 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> 57575817@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:11:38 MDT