LEGISLATURE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LEGISLATURE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Thank Utah teachers, and then get them better pay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103873-82/teachers-education-teacher-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103873-82/teachers-education-teacher-funding.html.csp">Op-ed: Thank Utah teachers, and then get them better pay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheryl ALlen</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T16:50:02.56-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Jon Cox, a tenured teacher, has presented a good argument for ending tenure (“This teacher/legislator says it’s time to end tenure,” June 22). The topic merits discussion by the Legislature and boards of education. However, there should be no debate about his statement that legislators should prioritize increasing teacher pay to reward our best instructors. Both he and I would choose a great teacher over state-of-the art technology. Our schools are hurting. It is not because we have less sk...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58103873@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:50:02 MDT Letter: This is how ‘best run’ works? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58119945-82/run-money-state-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58119945-82/run-money-state-governor.html.csp">Letter: This is how ‘best run’ works?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T15:47:01.623-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah claims to be “the best run state” in the country. The odd thing is that there is not enough money for decent schools. We have the worst air in the country during the winter. The local government won’t spend any money to help fix either. But Governor Herbie just said the state will continue to fight the 10th Circuit Courts decision on same-sex marriages (aka equality), and he says he doesn’t know how much money it will cost. But, full speed ahead. Governor Herbie and the Legislature want...</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> 58119945@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:47:01 MDT Letter: Waddoups exceeds authority in immigration ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58119261-82/immigration-judge-utah-legislature.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58119261-82/immigration-judge-utah-legislature.html.csp">Letter: Waddoups exceeds authority in immigration ruling</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T11:31:05.321-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Your editorial (“Judge wise to void Utah’s immigration crackdown,” June 22) states, “Fortunately, that’s exactly what happened Wednesday when U.S. District Judge Clark Walddoups struck enough verbiage to basically void the Utah Legislature’s 2011 attempt to create its own immigration policy and appoint state and local police agencies to enforce it.” The immediate question appears, “By what authority does Judge Waddoups strike down an act of the Utah Legislature?” The states granted to the federa...</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> 58119261@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:31:05 MDT With no funding, Utah clean-air panel dies as smog lives on http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58061949-90/board-panel-gas-natural.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58061949-90/board-panel-gas-natural.html.csp">With no funding, Utah clean-air panel dies as smog lives on</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="2014-06-13T21:29:10.612-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 09:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As smog smothered Salt Lake City during the 2013 Legislature, protests about air pollution were loud and frequent — and lawmakers responded by passing SB275 to create an interlocal panel to find ways to expand use of cleaner fuels, especially natural gas. That group — dubbed the Alternative Energy Interlocal Entity Board — was then ballyhooed as a great hope to improve air quality. Some high-profile city officials and lawmakers were appointed, and the panel began to meet. But the board is about ...</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> 58061949@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:29:10 MDT Letters: Some things, like health care for poor, never change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58036816-82/poor-working-legislature-author.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58036816-82/poor-working-legislature-author.html.csp">Letters: Some things, like health care for poor, never change</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T16:57:02.443-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 04:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While doing some research in old Tribunes, a headline caught my eye. “Let’s Upgrade Medicaid to Help the Working Poor.” In the article the author mentions several reasons in favor of this upgrade. “The working poor cannot afford decent health care. ... Working poor typically work part-time, seasonal or low paying jobs. ... Working poor do not qualify for Medicaid under the current rules. ... The situation can be remedied quite easily by the (State) legislature during the current budget session.”...</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> 58036816@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:57:02 MDT