GOVERNOR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GOVERNOR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah legislators won’t try overriding governor’s vetoes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57818719-90/governor-herbert-vetoes-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57818719-90/governor-herbert-vetoes-bill.html.csp">Utah legislators won’t try overriding governor’s vetoes</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="2014-04-15T09:13:14.245-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah legislators will not come back into session this summer to override three vetoes issued by Gov. Gary Herbert, including one arising from the investigation of former Attorney General John Swallow, agreeing the issues can be addressed later. Support in both the House and Senate fell well short of the two-thirds majorities that would be needed to override Herbert’s vetoes — with 34 representatives and only eight senators supporting reversing the governor. It would take 50 House members and 20 ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57818719@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:13:14 MDT Spend or save? Pot tax debate far from settled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819878-68/pot-marijuana-lawmakers-spend.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819878-68/pot-marijuana-lawmakers-spend.html.csp">Spend or save? Pot tax debate far from settled</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KRISTEN WYATT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T20:42:01.828-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Colorado’s legal pot industry may be booming, but state lawmakers aren’t sure how to spend the windfall. A legislative budget committee decided not to vote Monday on a $54 million plan from Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to spend marijuana revenues on drug education and outreach. The governor wants to spend recreational pot taxes to fund everything from increased drug-prevention outreach to a new study on marijuana use by pregnant women. Instead, the Legislature may decide to spend v...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578198782014-04-14T20:42:01.828-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T20:42:01.828-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57819878@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:42:01 MDT Letter: Utah selfish to turn down Medicaid money for poor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796137-82/medicaid-money-governor-job.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796137-82/medicaid-money-governor-job.html.csp">Letter: Utah selfish to turn down Medicaid money for poor</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:17:38.908-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I doubt that our governor watched “60 Minutes” April 6. Generally, intelligent people watch “60 Minutes.” So he probably missed the story about the 5 million people in this country who are without health insurance because they live in states, like Utah, that have refused to accept the Medicaid portion of Affordable Health Care. What is wrong with our governor? He is spending tax dollars to go to Washington with a ridiculous counter-proposal that would take some of the Medicaid money and then re...</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> 57796137@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:17:38 MDT Leavitt, Romney and a nude male sculpture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57807480-64/kem-mike-feather-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57807480-64/kem-mike-feather-governor.html.csp">Leavitt, Romney and a nude male sculpture</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="2014-04-11T13:38:26.428-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mitt Romney loves him some Mike Leavitt, and the former presidential nominee jumped at the chance to celebrate his friend at Thursday evening's A Giant In Our City celebration organized by the Salt Lake Chamber.One anecdote about Leavitt, Utah's former governor, stood out. Here is an excerpt from Romney's speech:"One more Mike insight. If you've heard him speak, you have undoubtedly seen him show off some small memento he has gathered to illustrate the theme of his speech. If he were speaking ab...</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> 57807480@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:38:26 MDT Editorial: Governor wields his veto pen carefully http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770279-82/bill-bills-gov-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770279-82/bill-bills-gov-herbert.html.csp">Editorial: Governor wields his veto pen carefully</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T13:27:30.66-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 01:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert, as befits a good conservative, is not predisposed to wildly wave his veto pen around. When the dust settled from the 2014 regular session of the Utah Legislature, the governor vetoed only three bills and one appropriation line item. All of them were good decisions. One of the bills that Herbert vetoed was the last of a near-dozen measures aimed at cleaning up the mess left by the rise and fall of former Attorney General John Swallow. House Bill 414 was intended to make it ea...</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> 57770279@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:27:30 MDT Abusing kids now carries harsher sentence for teachers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765379-78/font-bill-laws-scribd.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765379-78/font-bill-laws-scribd.html.csp">Abusing kids now carries harsher sentence for teachers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T23:21:22.757-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A teacher found guilty of fondling a student could spend up to five years in prison, according to a new law signed last week by Gov. Gary Herbert. But for religious leaders, parents, Scout leaders, doctors, adult baby sitters or others in “a position of trust,” the sentence would still be no more than one year in jail. To some, such as the bill’s sponsor Rep. LaVar Christensen, R-Draper, the disparity makes sense as a preventative measure — upping the ante may be more effective at discouraging ...</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> 57765379@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:21:22 MDT Veto: Utah parent panel won’t review curriculum complaints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765517-78/parents-state-bill-veto.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765517-78/parents-state-bill-veto.html.csp">Veto: Utah parent panel won’t review curriculum complaints</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T22:14:31.679-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Heeding calls from the State Board of Education, Utah PTA and parents on a statewide test question review committee, Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday vetoed SB257. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, passed the House by a single vote in the waning minutes of the legislative session last month. The bill would have expanded the job of the 15 parents who volunteered last year to scrutinize thousands of possible questions for new standardized tests being used this spring in Utah...</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> 57765517@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:14:31 MDT Park City High wins top AP honor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57753382-78/park-ranked-education-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57753382-78/park-ranked-education-business.html.csp">Park City High wins top AP honor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T22:07:08.974-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert and state business leaders honored Park City High on Monday as the Top Advanced Placement High School in Utah. Park City High was named the top AP high school based on a formula looking at the percent of students who take and pass AP tests. The governor awarded the school a traveling trophy and met with students to learn about the keys to their success. Herbert recognized the school Monday in collaboration with the Education Excellence Commission, Fidelity Investments and Pros...</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> 57753382@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:07:08 MDT Herbert: Feds seem softer on Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57740596-90/administration-curriculum-federal-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57740596-90/administration-curriculum-federal-governor.html.csp">Herbert: Feds seem softer on Medicaid</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="2014-03-27T21:10:50.417-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he’s confident Utah will be given wide latitude to provide health care to the state’s poorest residents, and hopes to have an agreement with the Obama administration on a program by this summer. “There’s clearly a growing understanding in the Obama administration of the need for states to have more flexibility to be able to address their own unique demographics, address their own situations as opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach,” Herbert said during his month...</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> 57740596@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:10:50 MDT Dowd: Gov. Brown mellows with age http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57718816-82/brown-governor-jerry-ask.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57718816-82/brown-governor-jerry-ask.html.csp">Dowd: Gov. Brown mellows with age</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAUREEN DOWD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T23:57:01.832-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 11:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SACRAMENTO, Calif. - I ask Jerry if he’s ready for Hillary. Back in 1992, when he ran for president against Bill Clinton, Jerry Brown was remorseless in taking on “Slick Willie,” as he called him, and his wife, pelting them with accusations of corruption and conflicts-of-interest in Arkansas. In one seething exchange on the debate stage, Clinton snapped: “You ought to be ashamed of yourself for jumping on my wife. You’re not worth being on the same platform as my wife.” In the governor’s office ...</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> 57718816@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:57:01 MDT Letter: High birthrate, GOP focus on low taxes are toxic combination for schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693578-82/utah-education-priority-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693578-82/utah-education-priority-public.html.csp">Letter: High birthrate, GOP focus on low taxes are toxic combination for schools</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:02.574-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Legislators and the governor again have claimed public education is their No. 1 priority. False. Their No. 1 priority is to not raise taxes. The nation’s highest birth rate and tax aversion paraded as necessity continue to be a toxic mix in Utah. Public education, perennially underfunded when compared with other states and an increasing number of foreign countries, has suffered and will continue to do so as long as Republicans are happy to rely on provably false conclusions. A few too many of ...</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> 57693578@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT Utah state school board asks governor to veto parent panel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713874-78/bill-complaints-review-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713874-78/bill-complaints-review-state.html.csp">Utah state school board asks governor to veto parent panel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T22:18:46.151-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The state school board joined a growing chorus of voices on Friday asking the governor to veto an education bill that squeaked through the House during the last minutes of this year’s legislative session. The bill, SB257, would ask a panel of parent volunteers already tasked with reviewing state test questions to also field complaints about curriculum and instructional materials. It passed shortly before midnight on the last night of the session by 38-37 in the House. Marty Carpenter, a spokes...</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> 57713874@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:18:46 MDT Count My Vote officially jettisons petition drive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57695680-90/ballot-count-elections-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57695680-90/ballot-count-elections-governor.html.csp">Count My Vote officially jettisons petition drive</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="2014-03-18T10:58:55.801-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Organizers of the Count My Vote ballot initiative have officially notified the lieutenant governor that they are ending their effort to overhaul Utah’s elections system. In a letter released Monday by the lieutenant governor, former Gov. Mike Leavitt and other Count My Vote organizers wrote that, with the governor’s decision to sign SB54s2 — which significantly changes Utah’s elections system — there was no need for the group to proceed with collecting signatures to put their reform measure on t...</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> 57695680@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:58:55 MDT Commentary: Rick Perry might serious contender in 2016 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693954-82/perry-pre-bush-2016.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693954-82/perry-pre-bush-2016.html.csp">Commentary: Rick Perry might serious contender in 2016</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ed Rogers</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T15:28:36.886-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Ed Rogers Special to The Washington Post Does Texas Gov. Rick Perry deserve another look from Republican know-it-alls? Speaking as something of a know-it-all, I think so. Many people were first exposed to Perry when he assumed the governorship in December 2000, after George W. Bush was elected president. For whatever reason, Bush loyalists in Washington viciously belittled Perry. The antipathy the Bush crowd had for Perry in 2001 cannot be understated. I deferred to my Bush allies and pil...</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> 57693954@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:28:36 MDT Letter: Medicaid would be expanded if governor, legislators needed it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681772-82/medicaid-legislators-expand-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681772-82/medicaid-legislators-expand-governor.html.csp">Letter: Medicaid would be expanded if governor, legislators needed it</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:08.352-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I wonder how long it would take for our legislators and governor to fully expand Medicaid in Utah if they and their families were subject to the same lack of health care as are our less fortunate fellow citizens (“2014 Utah legislative session: Guv emerges the victor,” Tribune, March 14). Not long, I bet. Beverly Boyce 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> 57681772@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:08 MDT News roundup: GOP targets unruly candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57681265-64/trib-dnews-passed-proposal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57681265-64/trib-dnews-passed-proposal.html.csp">News roundup: GOP targets unruly candidates</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="2014-03-14T06:45:03.292-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 06:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">GOP goes after unruly candidates. Prosecutors: federal scrutiny of Reid, Lee warranted. Legislature run-down. Happy Friday. Republicans are usually an orderly bunch when it comes to elections. Heir apparents get the nod, as do high-profile ones and those who can raise the dough. But increasingly, the GOP is turning on their own, going at candidates who may cause trouble: -&gt; "National Republicans increasingly feel the need to adopt a get-tough approach. Nearly six years removed from the ...</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> 57681265@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:45:03 MDT Tax credit to employ homeless goes to governor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676472-90/credit-employ-employers-employment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676472-90/credit-employ-employers-employment.html.csp">Tax credit to employ homeless goes to governor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T20:59:35.487-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 08:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A bill that would give a tax credit of up to $2,000 to employers who hire a homeless resident is headed to the governor after narrowly winning passage Thursday in the Senate. Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, said it would encourage employers to take the risk of hiring a homeless worker and “would be an incentive to provide gainful employment.” The credit in HB140, which has been pushed for years by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, would be limited to 50 people in the first year. “This is a win-win ...</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> 57676472@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:59:35 MDT News roundup: Should Pulitzer board reward Snowden leaks? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57675695-64/trib-dnews-senate-passed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57675695-64/trib-dnews-senate-passed.html.csp">News roundup: Should Pulitzer board reward Snowden leaks?</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="2014-03-13T07:25:33.37-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 07:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Should Pulitzer board reward Snowden leaks. Report: The eight laws Swallow broke. Okerlund to remain in hospital. Happy Thursday. Should The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald walk away with a Pulitzer prize for reporting on the National Security Agency leaks by Edward Snowden, or should the prize board look elsewhere since the documents were clearly stolen and Snowden faces felony charges for his act? That's the question the Pulitzer board faces next month. [Politico] Topping the news: The House ...</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> 57675695@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:25:33 MDT Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won’t seek third term http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57671262-68/brewer-arizona-state-term.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57671262-68/brewer-arizona-state-term.html.csp">Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won’t seek third term</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BOB CHRISTIE and ASTRID GALVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T15:32:14.397-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 03:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ended months of speculation about her political future on Wednesday when she announced that she will not seek a third term in office. The Arizona Constitution limits governors to two terms, but the Republican governor and her advisers have kept alive a scenario in which she might mount a longshot legal challenge to seek another four years in office. Brewer completed the term of former Gov. Janet Napolitano when she took a job in President Barack Obama’s administ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576712622014-03-12T15:32:14.397-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-12T15:32:14.397-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57671262@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:32:14 MDT Utah Medicaid decision appears unlikely http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57649555-90/care-coverage-decision-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57649555-90/care-coverage-decision-governor.html.csp">Utah Medicaid decision appears unlikely</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Amy McDonald</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T21:27:45.802-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 09:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A decision on whether to expand health coverage to the poorest Utahns may be put off for months, as House Republicans said Friday they want to take more time to study the issue. That puts them at odds with Gov. Gary Herbert, who has staked out his support for using $258 million in federal money to cover 111,000 Utahns who make less than $15,500, and Sen. Brian Shiozawa, who plans to try to push Herbert’s plan through the Senate before the session ends Thursday. Herbert said that regardless what...</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> 57649555@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:27:45 MDT