GovBeat: Utah


Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Romney backs effort to end nominating conventions in Utah

The former presidential contender wants his party to nominate candidates through primaries.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:34 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, States, Utah, voting rights

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Eight U.S. states have policies similar to Russia’s ban on gay ‘propaganda’

Though less far-reaching, a handful of state limit speech about homosexuality in the classroom.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arizona, gay, gay rights, Louisiana, Mississippi, newsletter, Oklahoma, South Carolina, texas, Utah

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Cities give Republicans the hard sell on 2016 convention

The process of picking a city to host the convention is just beginning.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, Colorado, conventions, Missouri, Nevada, newsletter, North Carolina, Ohio, States, Utah

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 01/24/2014

With Utah on board, a majority of states now back Medicaid expansion

Utah on Thursday became the 26th state to agree to expand the program for low-income residents.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:54 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  medicaid, medicaid expansion, obamacare, Utah

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Supreme Court pauses same-sex marriages in Utah pending appeal

Utah is appealing a federal judge’s December ruling.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, same sex marriage, States, Utah

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Gay marriage supporters ask Sotomayor to reject Utah’s request for a ban

The state fails to make its case for a temporary ban on gay marriages, attorneys representing gay couples argued Friday.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay, gay marriage, gay rights, gays, newsletter, same sex marriage, same-sex, supreme court, Utah

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 01/01/2014

Critical vote looms for Boeing Machinists

Boeing’s Machinists will take a high-stakes vote on Friday that will decide the fate of 20,000 jobs.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:01 AM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boeing, economy, jobs, labor, Missouri, South Carolina, States, unions, Utah, washington

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Utah seeks Supreme Court order to halt same-sex unions

Utah’s attorney general has asked the Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civil rights, gay marriage, same sex marriage, States, Utah

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Bald eagles are dying in Utah, and nobody’s quite sure why

A state wildlife official describes the 16 deaths this month as “very unusual.“

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:18 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Utah

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Utah plans to take its gay-marriage fight to the Supreme Court soon

The state is expected to file a request for a temporary gay-marriage ban any day now.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:53 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay, gay marriage, gay rights, gays, same sex marriage, same-sex, supreme court, Utah

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Utah’s same-sex couples can keep getting married, for now

A judge denied the state’s request to temporarily block same-sex marriages following his ruling allowing them.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay, marriage, newsletter, same-sex, Utah

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Federal judge rules Utah’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Utah’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional Friday, writing in his opinion that it “perpetuates inequality.“

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:34 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, New Mexico, same sex marriage, Utah

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013

States look to alternative fuel vehicles for efficiencies

States are increasingly turning to natural gas and hybrid cars to save on gas prices.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Colorado, Energy, newsletter, States, Utah, wyoming

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Utah legislation would require classes before filing for divorce

The proposal exempts victims of domestic violence, but privacy advocates are nervous.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  divorce, Iowa, Nevada, Utah

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Casinos hold sway in 39 states, up from just two a few decades ago

What was the province of two states just decades ago is now available in nearly 40.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, gambling, georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, VERMONT, virginia

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 11/26/2013

States vie for Boeing jobs, after Machinists vote down contract extension

The Machinists union rejected a contract. Now Boeing is looking to move thousands of jobs elsewhere.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:34 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, economy, newsletter, South Carolina, States, taxes, unions, Utah, washington

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Utah could raise smoking age to 21

A legislative panel gave the okay to a proposal to raise the smoking age.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:10 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cigarettes, health, smoking, States, Utah

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Utah will hold special session to keep parks open

Gov. Gary Herbert has called a special session to allocate funding for parks closed by government shutdown.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national parks, shutdown, Utah

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Utah opening national parks; Montana says no

Utah will spend taxpayer money to open some of its state parks.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montana, shutdown, States, Utah

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013

States start to feel shutdown pinch

The abstract debate on Capitol Hill is starting to hit home as programs run out of money and benefits slow.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, Food Stamps, Nevada, North Carolina, shutdown, States, Utah