Jim Matheson http://kuer.org en Matheson Addresses Legislature for the Last Time as a Utah Congressman http://kuer.org/post/matheson-addresses-legislature-last-time-utah-congressman <p></p><p>Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson addressed members of the Utah House and Senate on Thursday.&nbsp; For now, it is the lawmaker’s last visit to the Capitol as a member of the state congressional delegation.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman </span>Matheson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> began his speech in the Utah House describing a political atmosphere in Washington, DC that is so partisan that un ending gridlock is the status quo. He says voters are fed up a congress that can’t get work together.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:57:14 +0000 Terry Gildea 42415 at http://kuer.org Matheson Addresses Legislature for the Last Time as a Utah Congressman Congressman Jim Matheson Unsure of His Future http://kuer.org/post/congressman-jim-matheson-unsure-his-future <p>Democratic Representative Jim Matheson’s announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2014 came as a surprise to many and set off a stream of speculation that he has his aim set on a higher office. But, w<span style="line-height: 1.5;">hen Jim </span>Matheson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> first ran for and won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives he never intended to be a lifer. He says the decision to not run for reelection was based on a personal desire to move on with his life, and not because he was afraid of losing to Republican candidate Mia Love.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:28:55 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39747 at http://kuer.org Congressman Jim Matheson Unsure of His Future Rep. Jim Matheson Will Not Run For Reelection http://kuer.org/post/rep-jim-matheson-will-not-run-reelection <p>Utah’s only Democratic state representative, Jim Matheson, has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2014.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:38:34 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39695 at http://kuer.org Rep. Jim Matheson Will Not Run For Reelection Matheson Introduces Wilderness Protection Bill Again http://kuer.org/post/matheson-introduces-wilderness-protection-bill-again <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah Democrat Jim Matheson introduced legislation in Congress today to protect wilderness and watershed areas along the Wasatch Front. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:55:41 +0000 Terry Gildea 32978 at http://kuer.org Matheson Introduces Wilderness Protection Bill Again Mia Love Officially Running for Utah's 4th Congressional District Again http://kuer.org/post/mia-love-officially-running-utahs-4th-congressional-district-again <p>Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love officially declared Saturday that she will run again for the congressional seat occupied by Democrat Jim Matheson. Love's announcement came during a speech to several thousand delegates at the Utah Republican Party's annual organizing convention.</p><p>“You and I have some unfinished business with Jim Matheson. So combining my confidence in you delegates, with the inspiration you’ve given back to me, we are stronger than ever, and I am certain, we will win,” said Love to applause.</p> Sun, 19 May 2013 01:00:40 +0000 Andrea Smardon 29502 at http://kuer.org Mia Love Officially Running for Utah's 4th Congressional District Again Matheson Says Both Parties to Blame for Sequestration http://kuer.org/post/matheson-says-both-parties-blame-sequestration <p>Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson says sequestration or sweeping federal budget cuts that went into effect Friday are a collective failure of Congressional leadership in both parties.&nbsp;</p><p>Representative Matheson says everyone in Congress agrees that 85 billion dollars of spending needs to be cut from the federal budget, but he says sequestration is not the way to do it.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:03:02 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25779 at http://kuer.org Matheson Says Both Parties to Blame for Sequestration Final County Canvasses Show Matheson Narrowly Wins 4th Congressional District http://kuer.org/post/final-county-canvasses-show-matheson-narrowly-wins-4th-congressional-district <p>Official results from county canvasses released today show that Jim Matheson maintained his victory over Mia Love in the Utah 4th congressional district race.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:31:11 +0000 Brian Grimmett 21359 at http://kuer.org Final County Canvasses Show Matheson Narrowly Wins 4th Congressional District KUER News Pod: Tuesday October 2, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-october-2-2012 The Utah Priorities Project takes a look at poverty, Salt Lake County Mayoral candidate Mark Crockett violates campaign finance rules, and Mia Love takes the lead in Utah’s 4th Congressional District race. <br/> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F61985406&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:04:34 +0000 Brian Grimmett 19128 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday October 2, 2012 Jim Matheson Criticizes Mia Love's Fiscal Record as Mayor of Saratoga Springs http://kuer.org/post/jim-matheson-criticizes-mia-loves-fiscal-record-mayor-saratoga-springs <p>Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson criticized fiscal decisions made by his opponent, Republican fourth congressional candidate Mia Love, Monday, as Mayor of Saratoga Springs.</p><p>During a press conference at his campaign headquarters in West Jordan, Matheson criticized Mia Love’s record of increasing taxes while Mayor of Saratoga Springs. He says it shows that her actions don’t match her campaign rhetoric of lowering taxes.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:32:20 +0000 Brian Grimmett 18774 at http://kuer.org Jim Matheson Criticizes Mia Love's Fiscal Record as Mayor of Saratoga Springs Matheson Endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce http://kuer.org/post/matheson-endorsed-us-chamber-commerce <p></p><p>Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson got an enthusiastic endorsement from the U-S Chamber of Commerce Tuesday . The organization is launching a voter education initiative to support pro-business candidates. &nbsp;</p><p>The Chamber supports small business and the organization is endorsing lawmakers during this election season that vote at least seventy percent of the time in favor of their issues.&nbsp; Rob Engstrom is the national political director for the Chamber.&nbsp; He says Matheson has voted with his group nearly eighty percent of the time.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:32:44 +0000 Terry Gildea 17038 at http://kuer.org Matheson Endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce