LEGISLATURE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LEGISLATURE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Herbert Medicaid plan is best we can do http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57823899-82/herbert-medicaid-federal-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57823899-82/herbert-medicaid-federal-governor.html.csp">Letter: Herbert Medicaid plan is best we can do</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:02.981-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re: the Tribune editorial (“Over a barrel,” March 13), please cut Gov. Herbert some slack. You wrote about how long he’s taken to make a decision on Medicaid expansion, how much federal money Utah’s people are losing in the delay, and how poorly the proposed block grant would be used - all arguably true, but please remember the conundrum the governor faces. Due to a law passed a year ago in our Legislature, a majority of the House and Senate need to approve the governor’s proposed plan before 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57823899@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:02 MDT 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 Letter: Citizens must aid schools; legislators won’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796116-82/public-education-support-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796116-82/public-education-support-schools.html.csp">Letter: Citizens must aid schools; legislators won’t</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T13:53:34.92-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 01:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Each year our Legislature and governor claim education is their top priority, and ...? Well, what we know is that we are last in the nation in public school funding per student, and we barely fund the increased enrollment we face. Our Legislature in particular seems intent on diverting education funds to charter schools in their never-ending snub of — some would say war on — public education. Since it seems that appeals to elected officials fall on perpetually deaf ears, here are some things we...</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> 57796116@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:53:34 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 Representative Greenwood drops out of House race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57769445-90/center-convention-delegates-detention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57769445-90/center-convention-delegates-detention.html.csp">Representative Greenwood drops out of House race</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="2014-04-03T19:46:46.901-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 07:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, known for speaking out for law-enforcement officials in the Legislature, has dropped out of his race for re-election. Greenwood, 64, who is retired from the Utah Highway Patrol and the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, said he made the decision after realizing he faced a tough fight for re-election. “After surveying my [convention] delegates, I think we probably go into a primary,” he said, figuring he could not win the 60 percent of convention delegates 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> 57769445@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:46:46 MDT Letter: Legislature should fund schools, let teachers teach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57758988-82/teachers-legislature-rolly-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57758988-82/teachers-legislature-rolly-teacher.html.csp">Letter: Legislature should fund schools, let teachers teach</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T01:01:03-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re Paul Rolly’s column, “Legislators, bureaucrats don’t trust teachers,” Opinion, March 28: I spent almost 20 years as a substitute teacher, mostly in high school. I spent two years in Vietnam; I was a crew member on a helicopter that crashed in the Pacific Ocean; and I retired after 24 years as a firefighter. I have to say that nothing scared me more than the first time I walked into a high school class to take over for the absent teacher. Unlike Mr. Rolly, I did not have the luxury of havin...</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> 57758988@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:03 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 Op-ed: Legislature took substantive steps to clean air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739974-82/clean-steps-legislature-action.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739974-82/clean-steps-legislature-action.html.csp">Op-ed: Legislature took substantive steps to clean air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lonnie Bullard</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:05.842-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This year’s Legislative Session started like past session—with numerous inversions that came with calls for immediate action to our elected officials. The inversions however, were followed with blue skies and, unfortunately, a lessened sense of urgency from the public. To our benefit this year, better air outside did not lead to inaction inside the Capitol. We cannot legislate our way to clean air, but the Legislature does play a role. Businesses, citizens and government share the air we breath...</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> 57739974@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT California Democrats plagued by scandal no eve of election season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57739344-68/democratic-yee-senate-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57739344-68/democratic-yee-senate-democrats.html.csp">California Democrats plagued by scandal no eve of election season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIET WILLIAMS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T18:51:33.662-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 06:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sacramento, Calif. • So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday’s arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges, news that roiled the capital and led one of Yee’s opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a “corrupt institution.” Democrats hold large majorities in both chambers of the Legislature and should be flying into election season this ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577393442014-03-27T18:51:33.662-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T18:51:33.662-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739344@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:51:33 MDT Utah Legislature: Stats show wild rush, big hitters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57712309-90/bills-passed-legislature-introduced.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57712309-90/bills-passed-legislature-introduced.html.csp">Utah Legislature: Stats show wild rush, big hitters</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="2014-03-26T13:48:30.571-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 01:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During this year’s Legislature, leaders reported weekly that members were passing far fewer bills than usual. Then the last week arrived, and lawmakers hit the afterburners. They ended up approving the third most bills ever: 486. Most of those — 57 percent — passed in the last week — and a third of the total on the harried final day. That may raise questions about how much scrutiny the legislation received in the rush. Among other notable statistics emerging from the 2014 Legislature: • Nine 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> 57712309@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:48:30 MDT Gender gap likely to grow on Utah’s Capitol Hill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57714202-90/women-lockhart-utah-rep.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57714202-90/women-lockhart-utah-rep.html.csp">Gender gap likely to grow on Utah’s Capitol Hill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By amy mcdonald</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T14:40:51.864-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 02:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the legislative session came to a close this month, Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, pointed to a mural on the north wall of the Utah House Chamber depicting the historic scene of Seraph Young casting a vote in a Salt Lake City election in 1870. Young, a niece of Brigham Young, reportedly became the first woman to legally vote in the United States. Wilcox was praising Utah’s first woman speaker, Rep. Becky Lockhart, who was presiding over her last session. He called her a “trailblazer” and a leade...</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> 57714202@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:40:51 MDT Rolly: Swallow chasers refuse to clean their own House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57703818-82/sltrib-lobbyists-swallow-delegates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57703818-82/sltrib-lobbyists-swallow-delegates.html.csp">Rolly: Swallow chasers refuse to clean their own House</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="2014-03-21T16:47:34.585-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 04:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Republican-dominated Utah House of Representatives shined during this past year when it oversaw an investigation that found several ethical and legal violations were committed by Republican Attorney General John Swallow. Much of the muck, House-appointed investigators found, centered around dark campaign money that was deliberately laundered through various PACs to hide the source of the cash. So the rally cry went out and several ethics bills were proffered to bring more transparency to 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> 57703818@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:47:34 MDT Letter: Gayle Ruzicka should have no more influence than any voter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693556-82/ruzicka-gayle-bill-influence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693556-82/ruzicka-gayle-bill-influence.html.csp">Letter: Gayle Ruzicka should have no more influence than any voter</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T01:01:02.533-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have a question that’s puzzled me since I came to Utah. Exactly who the hell is Gayle Ruzicka and her Eagle Forum? Every time I read of a bill being introduced in the Legislature that sounds as though it should at least be discussed, the shadow of Gayle Ruzicka darkens a committee hearing and, if she disapproves, it never sees the light of the voting process (“Rolly: Did the ghost of Eagle Forum kill adoption bill again?” Opinion, March 12). I’ve checked the records and she doesn’t hold any ...</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> 57693556@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT Utah Punditsphere: After the Legislature ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693684-82/utah-session-http-legislature.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693684-82/utah-session-http-legislature.html.csp">Utah Punditsphere: After the Legislature ...</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="2014-03-17T11:08:03.013-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Happy Green Cupcake Day, everyone. (I’d bring orange cupcakes on the appropriate day, if I could figure out which day that was.) In the Utah Punditsphere, we continue to reflect upon the gravitational waves left by the recently concluded session of the Legislature. — Utah Legislature tots up some small successes — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “When the 2014 Regular Session of the Utah Legislature began, House Speaker Becky Lockhart issued a ringing call to action that mostly sought to make her lo...</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> 57693684@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:08:03 MDT Editorial: Utah Legislature tots up some small successes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57682281-82/state-legislature-lawmakers-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57682281-82/state-legislature-lawmakers-money.html.csp">Editorial: Utah Legislature tots up some small successes</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T07:33:13.982-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the 2014 Regular Session of the Utah Legislature began, House Speaker Becky Lockhart issued a ringing call to action that mostly sought to make her look good next to Gov. Gary Herbert, whom she labeled an “inaction figure.” Forty-five days later, the session has adjourned. And, for whatever grand plans Lockhart and her fellow legislators may have harbored at the outset, any Capitol criticisms of Herbert as an inert substance are clearly hypocritical. For this was the year of the Inaction 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> 57682281@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:33:13 MDT Rolly: More test questions appropriate for Utah children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57683238-90/utah-questions-mushroom-test.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57683238-90/utah-questions-mushroom-test.html.csp">Rolly: More test questions appropriate for Utah children</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="2014-03-17T21:50:00.575-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last December I proposed a list of Utah-appropriate questions the Legislature could ponder during its 2014 session that would ease parents’ fears of any left-wing agenda when their students are subjected to Common Core-related tests. Now that the Legislature’s session has concluded, I offer, by popular demand, a second battery of test questions that would earn a Utah stamp of approval: 1. The Big Bang theory is … a) The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a bigger...</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> 57683238@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:50:00 MDT Letter: Too many Utahns not represented in Legislature http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670895-82/legislature-utah-utahns-members.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670895-82/legislature-utah-utahns-members.html.csp">Letter: Too many Utahns not represented in Legislature</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:05.396-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Four thousand Utahns gathered at the Capitol in January to plea for a meaningful and effective response from our Legislature to the toxic air pollution issue. The response from legislators has been anemic and mostly symbolic at best. Four thousand Utahns did not clamber for electronic widgets for our students nor to move the state prison. Utah is No. 1 in the country for air pollution, autism, anti-depressant consumption and right-wing hyperbole. For 150 years the Utah Legislature has been cont...</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> 57670895@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:05 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 A fourth of Dem caucus retiring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676441-90/hemingway-caucus-cosgrove-fisher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676441-90/hemingway-caucus-cosgrove-fisher.html.csp">A fourth of Dem caucus retiring</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T21:33:53.023-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 09:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Retirements are taking a toll on the minority Democratic caucus in the Legislature, with more than a fourth of the 19 members in the caucus leaving at the end of their current terms. Reps. Lynn Hemingway, Tim Cosgrove and Janice Fisher were the latest to announce their departures on the legislative session’s final day. House Minority Leader Jennifer Seelig and Sen. Pat Jones had previously announced they would not run again. On the Republican side, House Speaker Becky Lockhart and Reps. Ronda M...</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> 57676441@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:33:53 MDT Editorial: Legislature does the right thing about cannabis oil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57672075-82/oil-cannabis-utah-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57672075-82/oil-cannabis-utah-federal.html.csp">Editorial: Legislature does the right thing about cannabis oil</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T21:57:02.479-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah exceptionalism, like American exceptionalism, is a good thing to have when it is employed in the service of the weak, the sick, the desperate. Too often, the impulse felt by Utah politicians to thumb their noses at federal law, federal officials, even the Constitution of the United States, surfaces only to be used on behalf of the rich, the retrograde, the exploiters of public lands. But, in consciously and boldly stepping away from the federal government’s irrational and heartless refusal...</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> 57672075@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:57:02 MDT