federal lands http://kuer.org en Attorney General's Office Says Case For Federal Lands Transfer Needs More Time http://kuer.org/post/attorney-generals-office-says-case-federal-lands-transfer-needs-more-time <p>Members of the <a href="http://le.utah.gov/asp/interim/Commit.asp?Year=2014&amp;Com=SPECOF" target="_blank">Utah Legislature’s Commission on Federalism</a> received an update from the Attorney General’s office Tuesday on the viability of a case demanding the transfer of federal public lands to state control.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:53:07 +0000 Brian Grimmett 47273 at http://kuer.org Attorney General's Office Says Case For Federal Lands Transfer Needs More Time West's GOP Leaders Plot Strategy http://kuer.org/post/wests-gop-leaders-plot-strategy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The West’s Republican are having a strategy session in Utah, calling on the federal government to cut regulation and surrender lands in their states.</span></p><p>Montana State Sen. Jennifer Fielder came to Utah to swap ideas at the Western Republican Leadership Conference. Fielder says Western states need to take control of federal lands because states do a better job managing wildlife, forests and range.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 45434 at http://kuer.org West's GOP Leaders Plot Strategy 'Range Wars' Will Continue, Both Sides Say http://kuer.org/post/range-wars-will-continue-both-sides-say <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An armed standoff between federal land rangers and supporters of a Nevada rancher ended more than a week ago without violence. But observers on both sides say the land-rights controversy will continue.</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:31:18 +0000 Judy Fahys 45314 at http://kuer.org 'Range Wars' Will Continue, Both Sides Say Congressman Jason Chaffetz Opposes Count My Vote Initiative http://kuer.org/post/congressman-jason-chaffetz-opposes-count-my-vote-initiative <p></p><p>Mitt Romney has endorsed the Count My Vote initiative in Utah, but Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT3) said Monday he is opposed to changing the state’s nomination process from a caucus-convention system to direct primaries. In his annual address to the state legislature, Chaffetz told lawmakers he could never have beat incumbent Chris Cannon without the caucus system. He said he didn’t have big name ID, and he didn’t have big money, but he did spend time talking with delegates.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:11:20 +0000 Andrea Smardon 42598 at http://kuer.org Congressman Jason Chaffetz Opposes Count My Vote Initiative U.S. Attorney Sues Utah Over Restrictive Law Enforcement Bill http://kuer.org/post/us-attorney-sues-utah-over-restrictive-law-enforcement-bill <p>The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah filed a complaint against the state today and obtained a temporary restraining order to stop a law from going into effect tomorrow. They say the new law violates a clause in the U.S. Constitution.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 23:32:12 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29225 at http://kuer.org U.S. Attorney Sues Utah Over Restrictive Law Enforcement Bill