HERBERT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HERBERT 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 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 Ceremony marks 100th anniversary of Utah Capitol cornerstone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57771006-90/state-capitol-cornerstone-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57771006-90/state-capitol-cornerstone-gov.html.csp">Ceremony marks 100th anniversary of Utah Capitol cornerstone</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="2014-04-04T21:13:55.346-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 09:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At the 100th anniversary of laying the cornerstone to the state Capitol, two Utah governors — plus an actor portraying a third — paid tribute Friday to a small state that decided to construct a grand edifice. “I have often looked at the Capitol and thought what a noble and courageous thing it was for the people of Utah in 1914 to build such a building,” former Gov. Mike Leavitt told a crowd gathered on a windy day near the cornerstone. Utah only had about 375,000 residents in 1914. And Gov. Gary...</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> 57771006@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:13:55 MDT Editorial: On Medicaid, Herbert has Obama over a barrel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743750-82/federal-herbert-medicaid-poor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743750-82/federal-herbert-medicaid-poor.html.csp">Editorial: On Medicaid, Herbert has Obama over a barrel</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T10:03:45.315-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 10:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 retains the option to just walk away. That would do great harm to thousands of Ut...</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> 57743750@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:03:45 MDT Gov. Herbert shares secret to Utah’s good economy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57770978-79/utah-herbert-business-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57770978-79/utah-herbert-business-economy.html.csp">Gov. Herbert shares secret to Utah’s good economy</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="2014-04-04T09:14:52.354-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 09:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert says he is often asked — including recently by Vice President Joe Biden —why Utah’s economy outperforms most states. He shared the secret Thursday. “It’s really quite simple,” he told 1,200 attendees at his annual economic summit at the Grand America Hotel. “We believe in the fundamentals and know how to execute them to grow our economy.” Herbert outlined some of those fundamentals, including low taxes, government efficiency, living within the state’s means and saving money, an...</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> 57770978@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:14:52 MDT News roundup: Letterman’s top 10 political moments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57773702-64/trib-herbert-utah-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57773702-64/trib-herbert-utah-obama.html.csp">News roundup: Letterman’s top 10 political moments</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T07:43:45.335-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 07:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Herbert as a bobblehead doll. Letterman's political top 10. Obama enjoys the sound of snowboard lingo. Happy Friday. David Letterman announced his impending retirement from The Late Show. The late night stalwart has had plenty of politicos on his show, and in honor of his most famous bit, here are his top 10 political moments, which includes cameos from Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and Chris Christie. [Politico] Topping the news: President Barack Obama had some of the U.S. Olympians over at ...</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> 57773702@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:43:45 MDT Herbert vetoes Swallow-spawned subpoena bill, two others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57764556-90/allow-bill-bills-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57764556-90/allow-bill-bills-civil.html.csp">Herbert vetoes Swallow-spawned subpoena bill, two others</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="2014-04-03T11:27:47.932-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At the deadline to veto bills Wednesday, Gov. Gary Herbert rejected three — including a reform arising from investigations into former Attorney General John Swallow that would have given the Legislature stronger power to enforce its subpoenas. Herbert said that HB414 would “violate civil rights and is an overreach” by preventing people from fighting such subpoenas in court. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, says the governor is incorrect, and courts would still have oversig...</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> 57764556@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:27:47 MDT News roundup: Obama unaware Red Sox selfie was a phone ad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57768687-64/trib-bill-meets-dnews.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57768687-64/trib-bill-meets-dnews.html.csp">News roundup: Obama unaware Red Sox selfie was a phone ad</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="2014-04-03T13:26:16.028-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The governor's vetoes. The presidential selfie that turned out to be a phone ad. And the Supreme Court decision that should pump even more money into politics. Happy Thursday. Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz took a selfie with President Barack Obama at the White House this week. It was a nice moment, except that it was all part of an ad campaign. One Sox supporter called it a "Yankee move." [BusinessWeek] [WaPost] [Globe] Topping the news: Gov. Gary Herbert wrapped up bill signings Wednes...</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> 57768687@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:26:16 MDT As veto deadline nears, governor signs scores of bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57760380-90/bills-herbert-rep-allow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57760380-90/bills-herbert-rep-allow.html.csp">As veto deadline nears, governor signs scores of 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="2014-04-01T22:04:59.198-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert released a list Tuesday of 70 more bills from the 2014 Legislature that he signed into law. That leaves 183 awaiting his possible signature on Wednesday — the deadline for Herbert to veto bills, sign them or allow them to become law without his signature. Several education groups have been pushing Herbert to veto SB257. It squeaked through the House on a 38-37 vote minutes before midnight on the final night of the Legislature, and would ask a panel of parent volunteers now in ...</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> 57760380@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:04:59 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 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 News roundup: GOP upset over slow pace of IRS probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57742649-64/trib-state-former-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57742649-64/trib-state-former-gov.html.csp">News roundup: GOP upset over slow pace of IRS probe</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="2014-03-28T06:06:02.812-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 06:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">GOP upset over slow pace of IRS probe. Herbert hopes to have fed deal on Medicaid by summer. Audit: Utah State Fair under-attended, over-subsidized. Happy Friday. The IRS, easily one of Americans' top hated government agencies, seems like an easy target for Republicans but some in the GOP are upset by Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa's continued probe over the targeting of tea party groups. The point: It shouldn't have dragged on so long, and it's become a distraction from serious charges....</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> 57742649@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:06:02 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 Letter: Herbert’s plan has insurers, not poor, in mind http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57677248-82/herbert-plan-poor-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57677248-82/herbert-plan-poor-health.html.csp">Letter: Herbert’s plan has insurers, not poor, in mind</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:06.874-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re: David Patton’s “Herbert’s Medicaid alternative works for Utah,” Opinion, March 8: The governor’s plan is nothing more than a thinly disguised windfall for health insurers, who have never shown any interest in poor people. Instead of letting Medicaid administer it, Herbert assigns a middleman to take his “pound of flesh” before what’s left dribbles down to the poor. This has the dirty fingerprints of insurance lobbyists all over it. Herbert tosses a few bones to the “rabid right” with 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> 57677248@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:06 MDT 2014 Utah legislative session: Guv emerges the victor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57679677-90/herbert-session-lockhart-legislature.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57679677-90/herbert-session-lockhart-legislature.html.csp">2014 Utah legislative session: Guv emerges the victor</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="2014-03-14T19:31:29.035-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 07:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The stage for the 2014 session was set on the Legislature’s opening day, when House Speaker Becky Lockhart’s audacious criticism of Gov. Gary Herbert drew cheers and gasps, and her words echoed throughout the most substantive and high-profile policy debates. But as the dust settles after 45 days of tense sparring, it is Herbert who can claim victories on many of his goals, leaving Lockhart to mark her 16th and final session in the Legislature with a string of disappointments. Lockhart opened 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> 57679677@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:31:29 MDT Utah Gov. Gary Herbert video records himself taking online quiz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57670607-226/news-taking-herbert-reporter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57670607-226/news-taking-herbert-reporter.html.csp">Utah Gov. Gary Herbert video records himself taking online quiz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T10:01:02.86-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 10:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While the Internet world was abuzz with Obama’s appearance on Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns,” Gov. Gary Herbert was chilling in his office, taking online quizzes. Specifically, he was taking the “Which Utah news reporter are you?” by news website 24 Salt Lake. Luckily for us, Herbert also video recorded himself taking the quiz, so we can all see what reporter he got. Truly, we live in a wonderful age. — Jim Dalrymple II Twitter: @jimmycdii</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> 57670607@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:01:02 MDT Lee undeterred by Count My Vote compromise: ‘I’ll run; I’ll win’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57666224-90/bennett-candidates-compromise-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57666224-90/bennett-candidates-compromise-convention.html.csp">Lee undeterred by Count My Vote compromise: ‘I’ll run; I’ll win’</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T22:19:45.021-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sen. Mike Lee says he’s gung-ho about running for re-election in 2016 and is confident he’ll win — no matter what system Utah has in place for selecting candidates. Lee, a tea-party darling who supporters of the Count My Vote effort had said helped prompt efforts to change the state’s primary system, said just off the Senate floor that while the nominating system will be different, it won’t change his focus. “I’ll play in any system we adopt as a state,” Lee said, “and I intend 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> 57666224@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:19:45 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 Senate to Gov. Herbert: Negotiate Utah Medicaid plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57659670-90/medicaid-utah-bill-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57659670-90/medicaid-utah-bill-herbert.html.csp">Senate to Gov. Herbert: Negotiate Utah Medicaid plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke and Lee Davidson | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T23:09:04.031-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Any decision on how Utah will provide health coverage to tens of thousands of its poorest residents seems to be months off and rests largely in the hands of Gov. Gary Herbert after the House and Senate reached an apparent impasse on the issue. The Senate on Monday passed SB251s1, which would draw on federal Medicaid funds to provide health-insurance subsidies to about 54,000 Utahns who make less than $11,600 a year. At the same time, the bill gives Herbert the green light to go to Washington 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> 57659670@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:09:04 MDT Budget talks: No money for Lockhart’s Utah ed-tech plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57656021-78/million-lockhart-senate-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57656021-78/million-lockhart-senate-utah.html.csp">Budget talks: No money for Lockhart’s Utah ed-tech plan</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="2014-03-09T22:17:23.524-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">House Speaker Becky Lockhart came away empty-handed in her bid to revolutionize Utah education, leaving the negotiating table over the weekend without any funding for what she hoped would be a $200 million education-technology initiative, according to multiple sources. Lockhart’s bid to put a digital-learning device in the hands of every Utah schoolchild was a bold initiative and would be the capstone of her 16-year legislative career, and possibly serve as a springboard should she decide to ru...</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> 57656021@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:17:23 MDT