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Reyes recuses himself from defense of Count My Vote legislation 

SALT LAKE CITY – With the state being sued over legislation that made changes in how candidates can be selected, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has recused himself from taking part in the defense of the new law. Earlier this month, the Utah Republican Party announced it was suing the state over House Bill 54, […]

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Health Reform Task Force votes against governor’s Healthy Utah Plan 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Health Reform Task Force came together in a formal meeting Thursday at which members voted to not recommend Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed Healthy Utah Plan to the Legislature, opting instead to recommend two other options. Herbert officially released the details of his proposed plan at a press conference on Dec. […]

Sen, Mike Lee, Utah Republican Nomination Convention, Sandy, Utah, April 26, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Lee: Our executive officials must uphold the rule of law 

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mike Lee made the following remarks regarding his opposition to the confirmation of Sarah Saldaña, President Obama’s nominee to be Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Mr./Madam President, I rise in opposition to the nomination of Sarah Saldaña to be in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the Department of […]


Sen. Mike Lee garners 76 percent approval from GOP voters 

SALT LAKE CITY — A new poll shows Sen. Mike Lee with overwhelming support from more than three out of four likely Republican voters in Utah. The survey, conducted in the early part of December, showed that 76 percent of those most likely to vote in a Republican primary approved of the job Lee is […]


Hatch outlines pension reform, retirement savings 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, delivered the following remarks Monday on pension reform and retirement savings at the Financial Services Roundtable: I want to thank the Financial Services Roundtable for holding this important conference on retirement security and savings policy and for having me here today. This is an […]

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Hatch comments on passage of NDAA 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Orrin Hatch issued the following statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act: I am honored to show my support for our men and women in uniform by voting for the NDAA at a time when they need our support the most. This legislative package also includes important local land-use conveyances that will benefit Utah, including the Y Mountain Trail and Y Conveyance Act, […]

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Hatch introduces SCRUB Act 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Orrin Hatch issued the following statement after introducing the Searching for and Cutting Regulations That Are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2014: “One of the biggest problems we face as a nation is the massive accumulation of federal regulations. Administrative rules now impose an estimated burden of $1.86 trillion on the nation’s economy—roughly $15,000 […]


Senate approves bill to protect consumers from steroids 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday to end a loophole that allows designer anabolic steroids to easily be found online, in gyms, and even in retail stores.  The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Orrin Hatch, will help protect consumers from these harmful products by properly classifying them […]

Iron County Commissioners Alma Adams (left), David Miller (center), and Dale Binkerhoff (right) read an outline of the proposal submitted by Classic Lifeguard Air Medical, Parowan, Utah, Dec. 8, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Commission, Classic Lifeguard discuss possible future of Iron County Ambulance 

IRON COUNTY — The Iron County Commission met with a representative from Classic Lifeguard Air Medical Monday during a meeting of the commission to discuss the company’s proposal for purchase of the Ambulance Service, currently a division of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office. Talk of selling off the ambulance service to a private entity first began […]

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Garfield County judgeship up for grabs; candidate profiles 

PANGUITCH – Two nominees have been chosen by the Garfield County Nominating Commission to fill the vacant seat for Panguitch Justice judge that was left open when Justice Judge Martin Nay resigned in October. The public is welcome to submit written comments about each of the candidates to Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, […]

Governor Herbert speaks on details regarding the Healthy Utah Plan, Salt Lake City, Dec. 4, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the State of Utah, St. George News

Herbert: Turning a blind eye, doing nothing is not the Utah way; details Healthy Utah pilot program 

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert hosted a press conference in the Gold Room of the Utah State Capitol on Thursday where he presented details of his proposed Healthy Utah Plan and how it will assist Utahns currently without health care coverage. Herbert began the conference by thanking those who have supported his efforts to […]


Utah leaders take action against executive overreach on immigration 

SALT LAKE CITY — While President Barack Obama’s executive order regarding immigration has won praise from supporters, it has also drawn ire  form state officials and members of Congress for an action they claim oversteps the bounds of executive authority. On Thursday Rep. Chris Stewart and others in the U.S. House passed a bill seeking to nullify the […]

Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans, Utah Republican Party Nominating Convention, South Towne Expo Convention Center, Sandy, Utah, April 26, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Utah GOP suing state over ‘Count My Vote’ legislation 

SALT LAKE CITY – Does the Legislature have the authority to tell a state political party, or any private organization for that matter, how to select its candidates? That is a question the Utah Republican Party hopes to get definitively answered via a lawsuit against the state government. “We want the court to determine the […]


Lt. Gov. reports 46.25 percent voter turnout in General Election; statewide race results certified 

SALT LAKE CITY – The State Board of Canvassers met Monday and certified the final results for all statewide and multi-county races and questions. The county clerks throughout the state ensured a smooth election for the 577,973 voters who cast a ballot in the General Election. “I would like to thank every election official in the state […]

Two-year Cedar City resident Ron Pisaturo addresses the council at Thursday night's strategic planning meeting, Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 20, 2014 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Strategic planning meeting opens dialogue but leaves much work to be done 

CEDAR CITY – The feisty townsfolk that gathered in the crowded conference room of the Heritage Center Theater Thursday night to offer input about Cedar City’s new strategic plan openly criticized the City Council for providing too broad of a presentation. Each person who entered the room and took a seat was presented with a […]


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Hatch introduces SCRUB Act

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