redistricting http://kuer.org en Utah Legislature Releases Redistricting Documents http://kuer.org/post/utah-legislature-releases-redistricting-documents <p>Legislative leaders made <a href="http://www.redistrictutah.com/perspective/grama">16 thousand pages of documents</a> related to redistricting available online Friday.&nbsp;Earlier this year, leaders in the Utah Democratic Party requested all documents related to 2012 redistricting process. It’s the largest legislative records request in state history and earned them a more than 15 thousand dollar bill the legislature refused to waive. Democrats then refused to pay the bill in full and filed a lawsuit in the third district court over the matter. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:50:28 +0000 Brian Grimmett 21183 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday August 21, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-august-21-2012 A state legislative committee tells the Utah Democratic party that they’ll have to pay to get redistricting documents, representatives from around the world visit Utah to learn from a uranium cleanup site, and the Department of Workforce Services launches a program to help veterans find jobs. <br/><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F57078930&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:10:03 +0000 Brian Grimmett 17012 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday August 21, 2012 State Democratic Party Denied Fee Waiver Request For Redistricting Documents http://kuer.org/post/state-democratic-party-denied-fee-waiver-request-redistricting-documents <p>State House and Senate leaders told the Utah Democratic Party yesterday, they will have to pay more than nine thousand dollars if they want to see the remaining redistricting documents they asked for in a GRAMA request. The party had requested a fee waiver based on the argument that release of the records was primarily in the public interest. But the Legislative Records committee rejected the Party’s request for a fee waiver in a 3 to 1 vote. House Democratic leader David Litvack voted against his own party, saying the request primarily benefits the political interests of Democrats.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:22:37 +0000 Andrea Smardon 17008 at http://kuer.org Lawmakers Postpone Decision on Redistricting Records: Documents Remain Hidden in Boxes http://kuer.org/post/lawmakers-postpone-decision-redistricting-records-documents-remain-hidden-boxes <p>Two bins of documents related to Utah&rsquo;s controversial redistricting process remain hidden from the public.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s mainly because Utah&rsquo;s Democratic Party is refusing to pay thousands of dollars to let them go.&nbsp; The legislature&rsquo;s Records Committee put off a decision Monday on whether to waive the fee for the records request.&nbsp; The committee decided it needs more information to determine whether the request primarily serves the public or the Democratic party.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:15:47 +0000 Andrea Smardon 16177 at http://kuer.org Lawmakers Postpone Decision on Redistricting Records: Documents Remain Hidden in Boxes