Supreme Court http://kuer.org en High Court Paves Way for State Bans on Affirmative Action http://kuer.org/post/high-court-paves-way-state-bans-affirmative-action <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the state of Michigan’s ban on affirmative action. Utah lawmakers have considered a similar ban in the past. But advocates say marginalized groups still need protections.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:48:40 +0000 Whittney Evans 45249 at http://kuer.org High Court Paves Way for State Bans on Affirmative Action What the Supreme Court Rulings on Gay Marriage Mean for Utah http://kuer.org/post/what-supreme-court-rulings-gay-marriage-mean-utah <p></p><p>As the nation digests the US Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, Utahns are thinking about how the ruling will affect the lives of lesbian and gay people in this state.</p><p>Leaders of the Utah Pride Center started their press conference by passing around a box of tissues.&nbsp;Executive Director Valerie Larabee took to the podium with puffy red eyes, calling the Supreme Court decision a pivotal moment.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:10:24 +0000 Andrea Smardon 31540 at http://kuer.org What the Supreme Court Rulings on Gay Marriage Mean for Utah For Better or Worse, Utah Weighs in on Same-Sex Marriage http://kuer.org/post/better-or-worse-utah-weighs-same-sex-marriage <p>The U.S. Supreme Court is receiving briefs from all over the country as it prepares to take up same sex marriage next month, including Utah.&nbsp; The Court will hear arguments in two cases concerning the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.&nbsp; The Utah Pride Center plans to file an amicus brief to the nation’s highest court this week, arguing that laws that ban same sex marriage amount to discrimination.&nbsp; But the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah’s Attorney General have filed their own briefs in defense of traditional marriage and states’ rights to decide.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:44:13 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25475 at http://kuer.org For Better or Worse, Utah Weighs in on Same-Sex Marriage Congressman Bishop Pushes for State Control of Medicaid Funds http://kuer.org/post/congressman-bishop-pushes-state-control-medicaid-funds <p>Utah Congressman Rob Bishop is pushing for legislation that would reform the current Medicaid program. The State Health Flexibility Act would introduce a federal block grant program designed to be administered by the states.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:21:49 +0000 Andrea Smardon 15244 at http://kuer.org Congressman Bishop Pushes for State Control of Medicaid Funds Utah Lawmakers Undecided on Medicaid Expansion http://kuer.org/post/utah-lawmakers-undecided-medicaid-expansion <p>Since the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, governors in four states have declared they will not expand Medicaid. Utah is currently undecided. State lawmakers met Tuesday to review the Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision - and Utah&rsquo;s options.</p><p>Republican Representative James Dunnigan of Taylorsville is chair of the state&rsquo;s Health System Reform Task Force. He says the expansion of Medicaid is a big policy decision for Utah, and lawmakers are still gathering information.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:05:40 +0000 Andrea Smardon 14761 at http://kuer.org Utah Healthcare Organizations Applaud Supreme Court Ruling http://kuer.org/post/utah-healthcare-organizations-applaud-supreme-court-ruling <p>Supporters of the Affordable Care Act collected at the Capitol today to talk about what the Supreme Court ruling means for Utah. Judi Hillman, Executive Director for the Utah Health Policy Project, says that changes included in the ACA can now move forward in Utah &ndash; including insurance for those with pre-existing conditions.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:01:50 +0000 Andrea Smardon 14211 at http://kuer.org Utah Healthcare Organizations Applaud Supreme Court Ruling Republican Leaders Critical of Health Care Ruling http://kuer.org/post/republican-leaders-critical-health-care-ruling <p>Republican leaders in Utah, including Governor Gary Herbert and members of the Congressional delegation, were uniformly critical of Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:14:47 +0000 Dan Bammes 14206 at http://kuer.org Republican Leaders Critical of Health Care Ruling KUER News Pod: Thursday June 28, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-june-28-2012 <p>The U.S. Supreme Court rules on the Affordable Care Act, multiple wildfires continue to burn throughout the state, and Dan Nailen previews one of the biggest concerts of the summer. That and more in today&#39;s News Pod.</p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F51173577&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:35:52 +0000 Brian Grimmett 14189 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday June 28, 2012 Role of Health Care Compact May Depend on Supreme Court Decision http://kuer.org/post/role-health-care-compact-may-depend-supreme-court-decision <p>Utah lawmakers signed a compact this year that allows the state to opt out of federal health care reform and find its own solution to health care funding problems. But Utah’s participation in the interstate compact may hinge on the US Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the Affordable Care Act. Republican Senator Stuart Adams sponsored the bill to join the compact, but Adams says the high court’s decision could change things.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:50:31 +0000 Andrea Smardon 14068 at http://kuer.org Role of Health Care Compact May Depend on Supreme Court Decision