elections

KUER Local News
1:39 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

KUER News Pod: Tuesday September 25, 2012

Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson attacks Republican congressional candidate Mia Love’s fiscal record, the Utah Department of Workforce Services expands unemployment benefits, and acclaimed poet Mayda Del Valle visits Salt Lake Community College.

Politics
11:32 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Jim Matheson Criticizes Mia Love's Fiscal Record as Mayor of Saratoga Springs

Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson criticized fiscal decisions made by his opponent, Republican fourth congressional candidate Mia Love, Monday, as Mayor of Saratoga Springs.

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.

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KUER Local News
12:52 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

KUER News Pod: Thursday September 20, 2012

Salt Lake County mayoral candidate Ben McAdams lays out his plans to fix the county’s inefficiencies, an interim committee at the legislature looks at banning smoking in cars with children, and I-15 gets a little faster.

KUER Local News
11:51 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Kuer News Pod: Wednesday September 19, 2012

Salt Lake City Council votes on the neighborhood pub ordinance, Idaho wildfires are causing bad air conditions in northern Utah, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raises money in Salt Lake.

KUER Local News
11:30 am
Thu September 13, 2012

KUER News Pod: Thursday September 13, 2012

Governor Gary Herbert reconsiders his latest appointment to the Radiation Control Board, Democratic Senate candidate Scott Howell releases his jobs plan, and the ACLU files a complaint against Brigham City.

KUER Local News
3:05 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

KUER News Pod: Thursday September 6, 2012

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan makes a stop in Utah County, the Clear The Air Challenge comes to an end, and the Utah Department of Health releases their annual report on smoking.

Politics
2:02 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Howell Attends Democratic National Convention After Last Minute Invitation

votescotthowell.com

As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today in Charlotte, North Carolina, organizers didn’t expect any congressional candidates from Utah to come. But, Senate candidate Scott Howell is participating after a last minute invitation.

Howell wasn’t planning on attending the convention because of campaign issues back home. But when he was asked last weekend to be a panelist at the DNC’s Faith Council meeting, he felt compelled to attend.

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KUER Local News
11:42 am
Thu August 30, 2012

KUER News Pod: Thursday August 30, 2012

New data from the Utah Department of Health shows the number of uninsured people is on the rise, the Jordan School District implements a new policy for selecting school plays, and Dan Bammes speaks to biologist Alison Jones about Utah’s plan to protect the state’s sage grouse population.

Politics
10:04 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Democratic 2nd Congressional District Candidate Jay Seegmiller Outlines His Job Plan

Jay Seegmiller, Utah’s Democratic Candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, outlined his plan for job creation and economic growth.

Seegmiller held a press conference where he broke down what he believes would be a solution for the nation’s economy. He says his 3-2-1 could create up to 3 million new jobs, add 2 trillion dollars in private investment capital and give tax incentives for companies that set up domestically. Seegmiller says his Republican opponent Chris Stewart has a plan that could further damage the economy.

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KUER Local News
12:02 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

KUER News Pod: Wednesday August 29, 2012

Republican Congressional candidate Mia Love speaks at the Republican National Convention, her opponent Congressman Jim Matheson makes a speech of his own in Salt Lake, and Immigrant advocacy groups are holding deferred action status workshops around the state.

Politics
11:58 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Jim Matheson Speaks Out Against Opponent's Plan to Abolish U.S. Department of Education

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson spoke out today against his opponent Mia Love’s support for downsizing or abolishing the U-S Department of Education. The Democratic incumbent held a press conference at Salt Lake Community College.

Matheson brought along two University of Utah students to speak about the importance of college grants and loans, which come from the U-S Department of Education. The congressman told the crowd that if Mia Love had her way, those federal programs would cease to exist.

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Politics
11:56 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Mia Love Speaks About The American Dream At GOP Convention

Saratoga Springs Mayor and Utah Congressional Candidate Mia Love took the stage last night at the GOP National Convention.

A video montage showcasing Love as a mayor and mother preceded her speech. Her speech was brief. Love spoke for just under four minutes, but she quickly invoked the story of her Haitian immigrant parents and what they taught her about American values.

"So the America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance and filled with the possibilities of living the American dream," she says.

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Politics
5:47 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Peter Cooke Slams Health Care Compact A Week After Its Chief Sponsor Suggests Same Changes

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke criticized Utah’s involvement in a multi-state plan to take over the administration of Medicare but some key republicans also think that’s a bad idea.

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Politics
12:17 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Senator Orrin Hatch Skips Debate

Senator Orrin Hatch was absent from last night’s U.S. Senate Debate in Bountiful, where Democratic Candidate Scott Howell challenged the 36 year incumbent to defend his record.

Howell, Independent Senate Candidate Bill Barron, Constitution party candidate Shaun McCausland debated social security reform, the nation’s debt ceiling and a constitutional amendment requiring congress to pass a budget, and trade. McCausland argued the U.S. can easily avoid outsourcing jobs caused by free trade policies.

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KUER Local News
12:01 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

KUER News Pod: Wednesday August 22, 2012

Senator Orrin Hatch skips a debate, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Representative Jim Matheson, and Governor Gary Herbert reorganizes the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.

Politics
3:55 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Scott Howell Says Orrin Hatch’s Campaign Money is a Problem for Utah

Utah Democratic candidate for US Senate Scott Howell at campaign headquarters
Andrea Smardon

Senator Orrin Hatch won the Utah Republican primary, and spent 10 million dollars in the process.  Now, Democratic challenger Scott Howell aims to turn that money against the incumbent Senator.   Howell says Hatch’s significant campaign war chest is not a problem for him.  It’s a problem for the people of Utah. 

“When you see that big money, that drives the behavior that we’ve seen in Washington DC, that gives loopholes to businesses and industries that have access that you and I don’t,” said Howell, “We’re going to end that in this campaign.”

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Politics
3:00 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Social Media Recap: Utah GOP Primary Elections

Brian Grimmett

The KUER News team spent last night covering the biggest races in the GOP Primary Elections. We sent reporters and interns to election night events across the Salt Lake Valley and they used our new twitter account, @KUERnews, to keep you updated throughout the night of the latest results and to help give you a broader view of each candidates thoughts.

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KUER Local News
2:07 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

KUER News Pod: Wednesday June 27, 2012

In Utah’s GOP Primary elections, Senator Orrin Hatch easily defeats Dan Liljenquist, the Salt Lake County Mayor’s race is too close to call, and the Wood Hollow wildfire continues to burn uncontained. All that and more in today's News Pod.

Politics
1:41 am
Wed June 27, 2012

John Swallow Defeats Sean Reyes for Utah Attorney General

John Swallow defeated Sean Reyes in the Republican primary for Utah Attorney General last night. Swallow is the current Chief Deputy Attorney General and will face Weber County Attorney Dee Smith in the general election.

The race took an ugly turn when ads attacking Reyes’ background aired in the weeks leading up to the primary. Reyes’ campaign in turn issued a rarely successful cease and desist order to remove the ads from television. Despite the negative campaigning and lost election, Reyes explained how he felt about the last two weeks.

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Politics
12:52 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Senator Hatch Easily Wins Primary

Dan Liljenquist gives his concession speech to a group of his supporters.
Brian Grimmett

Senator Orrin Hatch won the GOP Primary Tuesday night, defeating former state senator Dan Liljenquist with more than 60 percent of the vote after a campaign stoked by anti-incumbent sentiment. Hatch told supporters at his election night gathering that he was relieved that the primary is behind him.

"You know I’ve learned that you can’t take anything for granted. No matter how good you are, no matter how much you’ve done. There’s always going to be somebody who's going to find fault with you and I think that’s kind of good in some ways," Hatch said.

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KUER Local News
2:43 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

KUER News Pod: Tuesday June 26, 2012

Utahns head to the polls for state primary elections, local and state political and civic leaders react to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law, and multiple fires continue to burn throughout the state.

Politics
11:31 am
Sun June 24, 2012

Sen. Hatch Faces 'Youth Movement' In Utah Primary

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist talk before a debate at KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City on June 15. The two face each other in the Utah Republican primary on Tuesday.
Laura Seitz AP

The Tea Party revolution swept through Utah in 2010, when conservative favorite Mike Lee ousted three-term Republican Sen. Bob Bennett at the state party convention.

Perhaps the person watching the upset closest that day was Utah's longest-serving senator, Orrin Hatch. Now 78, Hatch is trying to keep his job in an anti-incumbent atmosphere that led to the defeat last month of his colleague Richard Lugar of Indiana.

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KUER Local News
1:00 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

KUER News Pod: Wednesday June 20, 2012

Utah’s revenue projections appear to be on target, the Department of Corrections is worried about overcrowding, and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke calls for ethics reform. That and more on today's News Pod.

Healthcare
1:57 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Senator Orrin Hatch Vows to Repeal Affordable Care Act

US Senator Orrin Hatch and state Senator Pat Jones share a word after a meeting of the Salt Lake Chamber Health System Reform Task Force
Andrea Smardon

States are awaiting a decision from the US Supreme Court on provisions of the Affordable Care Act,which will require all Americans to purchase health insurance or face a fine.  But Utah’s Republican Senator Orrin Hatch is vowing to repeal the law, regardless of the court’s decision.   Hatch and Wyoming Senator John Barrasso spoke at a meeting of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Health Reform Task Force Wednesday morning. 

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