HERBERT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HERBERT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rolly: Common Core fears fed by national conspiracy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214837-82/common-core-sltrib-wing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214837-82/common-core-sltrib-wing.html.csp">Rolly: Common Core fears fed by national conspiracy</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="2014-07-25T16:00:02.545-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I opined recently in a column that Gov. Gary Herbert’s call for an attorney general’s review of the Common Core academic standards was an appeasement to the Republican Party’s right wing as Herbert prepares for a re-election campaign in 2016. I noted in the same column that some of the right-wing ideologues Herbert is courting use Common Core and other trumped-up “liberal” bogeymen as a fundraising tool for their own PACs, PICs and think tanks. I specified right-wing ideologues Cherilyn Eagar 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58214837@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT Letter: Just expanding Medicaid is most bang for buck http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215683-82/utah-medicaid-health-expansion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215683-82/utah-medicaid-health-expansion.html.csp">Letter: Just expanding Medicaid is most bang for buck</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:02.151-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Thursday you reported (“Cost of health insurance expansion will rise for Utah as more people found without coverage,” July 17) how local residents and health professionals are advocating for the expansion of Medicaid and Gov. Herbert’s “Healthy Utah Plan,” as thousands’ income levels are deemed ineligible for health care aid. When analyzing Healthy Utah, there are no clear differences between the new plan and proposed Medicaid expansion. In both cases, the level of poverty would be adjusted ...</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> 58215683@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:02 MDT Herbert, GOP governors scold Obama over border crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58211943-90/governors-states-gov-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58211943-90/governors-states-gov-herbert.html.csp">Herbert, GOP governors scold Obama over border crisis</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="2014-07-22T21:19:41.142-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Gov. Gary Herbert joined five other Republican governors Tuesday in calling on President Barack Obama to fix serious problems with the handling of unaccompanied children trying to immigrate into the United States without papers. “More than 57,000 children have crossed the border since October last year. Reports are that 90,000 children could make the journey by this fall,” the governors wrote to Obama. “With no end in sight, we need to have a plan to deal with the crisis in a humanitarian 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> 58211943@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:19:41 MDT Pundit minds. Small circles: Common Core ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206993-82/common-core-standards-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206993-82/common-core-standards-education.html.csp">Pundit minds. Small circles: Common Core ...</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="2014-07-21T13:38:01.919-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— Give Common Core an honest review — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... ‘We don’t have local control now,’ says Utah’s leading Common Core opponent, Utah Eagle Forum leader Gayle Ruzicka. ‘We have federal control’. “That is not true, and Ruzicka knows it. Whatever embrace the state has made or continues to make of the Common Core standards, they have never been mandatory. The state remains totally in control, which is why Gov. Herbert can convene this effort to review and perhaps change its stan...</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> 58206993@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:38:01 MDT Rolly: Herbert wants to appease the right on Common Core http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58197616-90/sltrib-common-core-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58197616-90/sltrib-common-core-com.html.csp">Rolly: Herbert wants to appease the right on Common Core</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="2014-07-21T07:44:06.673-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert’s call for an attorney general’s office review of the academic Common Core standards adopted by Utah and dozens of other states has the smell of a re-election campaign around it. Herbert has come under fire from the right wing of his Republican Party since the state school board adopted the standards for language arts and math that were created by a consortium of education experts from dozens of states. The governor’s education team has been largely supportive of Common Core 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> 58197616@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:44:06 MDT Editorial: Give Common Core an honest review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198661-82/core-common-utah-standards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198661-82/core-common-utah-standards.html.csp">Editorial: Give Common Core an honest review</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T13:38:01.369-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision to review Utah’s adoption of national “Common Core” standards for education may produce useful information, but it will not, as the governor says, “settle this question once and for all.” Arguably, no debate of what to teach children is ever settled, but in this case the reason it won’t be settled is because the people questioning the Common Core are not interested in settling it. They aren’t even interested in accurately describing the situation. “We don’t have l...</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> 58198661@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:38:01 MDT News roundup: The Elizabeth Warren fantasy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58197589-64/trib-obama-dnews-politico.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58197589-64/trib-obama-dnews-politico.html.csp">News roundup: The Elizabeth Warren fantasy</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="2014-07-18T08:12:02.82-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 08:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Elizabeth Warren fantasy. Swallow, Shurtleff face court dates. ACLU files response to Utah's same-sex marriage brief. Happy Friday. There are those progressives who aren't super excited about a Hillary Clinton run, and those hoping for Sen. Elizabeth Warren to make a bid. She's ruled against a 2016 run, so she says, but there are those on the left who aren't buying it and want her to step up. [Politico] Topping the news: Former AGs John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff now face individual cour...</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> 58197589@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:12:02 MDT Utah guv wants academic standards re-examined http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191271-78/standards-utah-state-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191271-78/standards-utah-state-herbert.html.csp">Utah guv wants academic standards re-examined</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="2014-07-18T07:58:31.625-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 07:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With new academic standards continuing to divide educators, lawmakers and parents, the governor will ask the Utah attorney general’s office to reexamine the state’s adoption of them. Gov. Gary Herbert will ask the attorney general to look into what, if any, federal entanglements have been involved in Utah’s adoption of Common Core State Standards in math and language arts. He’s also convening a group of Utah experts to review the standards from a higher education perspective. And his office has...</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> 58191271@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:58:31 MDT Utah’s Herbert named vice chair of governors association http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58182966-90/herbert-vice-chair-chairman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58182966-90/herbert-vice-chair-chairman.html.csp">Utah’s Herbert named vice chair of governors association</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T22:30:02.668-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is in line to lead the National Governors Association, a prominent group that seeks to represent state interests in Washington, D.C. The group named Herbert vice chairman last weekend during its general meeting in Nashville. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, is the 2015 chairman. The NGA makes sure to split the chair and vice chair between the two prominent parties and, by rule, the vice chairman takes over the top spot in the following year. That means Herber...</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> 58182966@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:30:02 MDT News roundup: GOP favors Supreme Court; Democrats’ faith declining http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58181947-64/trib-utah-court-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58181947-64/trib-utah-court-president.html.csp">News roundup: GOP favors Supreme Court; Democrats’ faith declining</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T07:05:29.843-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 07:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Poll: GOP favors Supreme Court; Dems lost faith. Herbert new NGA VP. Mormons no fan of Obama. Happy Monday. Republicans gave the Supreme Court a 30 percent approval rating last year, but handed the Hobby Lobby case and others, the GOP's approval rating of the court is now above 51 percent. Meanwhile, Democratic support for the high court dropped significantly, showing, again, that political impressions matter a lot. [Politico] Topping the news: Gov. Gary Herbert is the new vice chairman 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> 58181947@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:05:29 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - July 9, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58167998-227/govener-saltlakecity-utah-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58167998-227/govener-saltlakecity-utah-gay.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - July 9, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T22:23:02.233-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 10:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Joel Otterstrom, Crystal Young-Otterstrom and their kids Edwin, four mouths, and Betty, 4, speak outside of the Governor's Mansion in Salt Lake City Wednesday July 9, 2014. Utah Unites for Marriage delivered more than 3,800 signatures collected on a petition urging Governor Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes to end their "relentless court fight to stop same-sex marriage and deny legally married couples recognition and access to second-parent adop...</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> 58167998@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:23:02 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Utah Gov. Herbert will look bad in future docs about gay-rights movement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58134173-223/herbert-rights-future-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58134173-223/herbert-rights-future-gov.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Utah Gov. Herbert will look bad in future docs about gay-rights movement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T15:17:45.947-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 03:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Gov. Gary Herbert needs to watch more TV. There’s no need for him to spend his valuable time watching sitcoms, dramas or reality shows. But, clearly, he hasn’t spent enough time watching documentaries about the civil-rights movement. Two such documentaries aired in the past couple of weeks. “Freedom Summer” was the latest in a series of outstanding programs on PBS. And CNN’s “The Sixties” included the riveting two-hour episode “The Long March to Freedom.” Neither documentary made any effor...</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> 58134173@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:17:45 MDT Letter: Represent, Gov. Herbert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147484-82/beliefs-gay-band-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147484-82/beliefs-gay-band-herbert.html.csp">Letter: Represent, Gov. Herbert</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:45:52.45-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The first sentence of Mark Odle’s letter to the Public Forum (“Band together, gay marriage opponents,” July 2) nails the problem on the head. Gary Herbert is sticking to his beliefs on the gay-marriage issue when his beliefs shouldn’t enter into it. His job is to represent the best interests of the citizens of Utah, and it is not in our interest to continue spending taxpayer funds on a ban that has been time and again ruled unconstitutional. That money could be better spent on other things like...</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> 58147484@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:45:52 MDT Letter: Herbert’s right, but only about timing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123142-82/court-herbert-absurdity-appeal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123142-82/court-herbert-absurdity-appeal.html.csp">Letter: Herbert’s right, but only about timing</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T16:50:03.103-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On my way to work today, I heard Gov. Herbert say that he hopes an appeal to the Supreme Court of the 10th Circuit Court decision on gay marriage is quickly addressed. For perhaps the first time, I can say I wholeheartedly agree with the governor! I, too, hope that the Supreme Court quickly ends this absurdity of inequality. It doesn’t matter if people vote that they want to deny equal rights to their fellow citizens. Like I tell my children, just because you want it, that doesn’t make it ri...</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> 58123142@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:50:03 MDT Letter: This is so much more than a game, governor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123178-82/game-court-gov-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123178-82/game-court-gov-herbert.html.csp">Letter: This is so much more than a game, governor</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T15:47:01.889-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am appalled by Gov. Herbert’s comparison of the legal battles over same-sex marriage to a game. “It’s like stopping a game in the middle of the contest. ... You can’t stop in the middle. You’ve got to play to the final buzzer” (“Utah will take fight to U.S. high court,” June 26). I have played sports all my life, my family has, and I have coached school sports for years. Win or lose, I went home after a game or contest or race, and my life did not change one iota. Being able to marry or ...</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> 58123178@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:47:01 MDT Governor Herbert says he will run for re-election in 2016 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58113805-90/herbert-governor-2016-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58113805-90/herbert-governor-2016-gov.html.csp">Governor Herbert says he will run for re-election in 2016</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="2014-06-26T11:33:34.01-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert called a group of high-power business leaders, lobbyists and politicos together Wednesday morning for breakfast and to send a clear message: I’m running again in 2016. “He was saying there’s a lot of speculation out there, people are talking about this. I just want to be very clear: I am running. I am announcing that today,” said a source who attended the breakfast and spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the meeting. The breakfast at The New...</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> 58113805@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:33:34 MDT News roundup: Hillary Clinton: I'm no Mitt Romney http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58117441-64/trib-utah-clinton-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58117441-64/trib-utah-clinton-court.html.csp">News roundup: Hillary Clinton: I'm no Mitt Romney</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="2014-06-26T05:52:03.646-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 05:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hillary Clinton: I'm not Mitt Romney. All the 10th Circuit ruling coverage. Herbert to run in '16. Happy Thursday. Hillary Clinton says she's not Mitt Romney, and that she's not stuck in a bubble away from regular folks. During an interview with the PBS Newshour, Clinton pushed back when host Gwen Ifill pointed out that caricatures of candidates sometimes stick, like how Romney was painted as aloof and out of touch. "That's a false equivalency," Clinton said. "People can judge me for 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> 58117441@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:52:03 MDT News roundup: Obama approval rating tied with lowest in his presidency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58083048-64/trib-utah-obama-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58083048-64/trib-utah-obama-church.html.csp">News roundup: Obama approval rating tied with lowest in his presidency</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="2014-06-18T09:54:46.295-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 09:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Poll: Obama approval tied with lowest in his presidency. Voters favor Herbert's Healthy Utah plan. LDS Church drops adoption agency. Happy Wednesday. Some 41 percent of Americans approve of President Barack Obama's job performance, according to a new poll that matches the lowest mark since the beginning of his presidency. The poll also shows that respondents said things are getting worse for Obama in the last year: 41 percent said his performance has worsened in that time. [Politico] Toppi...</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> 58083048@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:54:46 MDT Poll: Voters like guv’s ‘Healthy Utah Plan’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58075568-90/utah-plan-support-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58075568-90/utah-plan-support-percent.html.csp">Poll: Voters like guv’s ‘Healthy Utah Plan’</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="2014-06-17T22:55:03.081-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah voters overwhelmingly support Gov. Gary Herbert’s private market alternative to expanding Medicaid, no matter their gender, age, religion or political persuasion –– or how the question is posed. A poll of 623 registered voters in May and June by Dan Jones & Associates found: • 88 percent favor Herbert’s “Healthy Utah” plan over doing nothing. • 70 percent prefer Herbert’s plan to a straightforward Medicaid expansion as envisioned by the Affordable Care Act. • 59 percent say they support or...</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> 58075568@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:55:03 MDT Herbert: Feds ‘receptive’ to my Medicaid plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58065890-90/herbert-plan-utah-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58065890-90/herbert-plan-utah-says.html.csp">Herbert: Feds ‘receptive’ to my Medicaid plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-14T12:22:14.572-06:00">Updated Jun 14, 2014 12:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says within 30 days he hopes to gain federal agreement on the most controversial part of his alternative plan to expand Medicaid in the state — the work requirement for able-bodied adults — and that new Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is receptive to the pilot program. Herbert met Friday with Burwell to pitch his plan, which seeks a private-sector approach to covering those Utahns who don’t qualify for Medicaid but can’t afford their own ins...</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> 58065890@www.sltrib.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:22:14 MDT