The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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UT 2011 Archives

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Utah Gubernatorial 2011 Headlines

DECEMBER 2011

Mormon view on role of governing is distinct (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/31/11)
Commentary: Prosperity 2020 needs public support (Deseret News, 12/31/11)
Opinion: Utah leaders comfortable with failure (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/31/11)
New laws for New Year’s include congressional maps (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/30/11)
2011: A banner year for Utah in international trade (Utah Policy Center, 12/30/11)
Doubts cloud search for Utah liquor-control agency chief (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/29/11)
Founders of Patrick Henry Caucus moving on (Daily Herald, 12/29/11)
An early look at 2020′s reapportionment (Utah Policy Center, 12/29/11)
Legislator to propose bill to close loophole on state trust fund (Davis Clipper, 12/28/11)
Poll: Despite differences, evangelicals see Mormons as political allies (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/28/11)
Utah lawmaker pulls back on collective bargaining changes (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/28/11)
Commentary: Gerrymandering leaves Utah candidates confused (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/27/11)
Utah board’s banter reveals loophole in open meetings law (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/27/11)
Sandstrom pushes Utah opt-out for online gambling (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/27/11)
Opinion: Let Utah AG defend immigration law (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/26/11)
Bill could prevent ‘open-carry’ gun owners from facing criminal charges (Deseret News, 12/26/11)
Congressmen should live in district they represent, poll shows (Deseret News, 12/26/11)
Utah House GOP says no to raising taxes in 2012 (KSL, 12/25/11)
Rep. Jim Matheson leads all comers in Utah’s new 4th Congressional district, poll shows (Deseret News, 12/25/11)
Lawmaker wants the sun to set on daylight saving time (Deseret News, 12/25/11)
Educators deserve financial support from Legislature (Deseret News, 12/25/11)
Commentary: A Romney GOP nomination loss could alter Utah politics (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/24/11)
Book ‘Latter Day Liberty’ may spark an LDS debate over politics (Standard-Examiner, 12/23/11)
Commentary: Utah lawmakers should stick to their obligations (Davis Clipper, 12/23/11)
Utah physicians file clean-air lawsuit (Deseret News, 12/20/11)
Former Speaker Clark quits Legislature, plans to run for Congress (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/19/11)
Retired general poised to take on Herbert in gubernatorial race (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/19/11)
Mormon Democrats a wee band in Utah (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/19/11)
Teacher tenure at issue in improving education (Deseret News, 12/19/11)
Considering Utah’s caucus and convention system (Utah Policy Center, 12/19/11)
Second annual Rural Legislative Day scheduled (Utah Policy Center, 12/19/11)
Utah’s budget debate: Transportation and Medicaid (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/19/11)
The Top-10 Utah political stories of 2011 (Utah Policy Center, 12/19/11)
Utah lawmaker resigning due to fundraising ban during legislative session (Deseret News, 12/18/11)
Federal stimulus money improved Utah’s roads (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/18/11)
A year has changed a lot of Utah’s political landscape (Deseret News, 12/18/11)
Four Utah cities land on top of Milken’s Best Performing Cities report (Utah Policy Center, 12/18/11)
Sandstrom not resigning from Legislature until session ends (Daily Herald, 12/17/11)
Peter Corroon: Seek middle ground (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/17/11)
Opinion: Utah’s archaic convention system (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/17/11)
Commentary: Lawmakers following Pied Piper on electoral vote change? (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/17/11)
Effort underway to put liquor privatization on the ballot (ABC4, 12/17/11)
Utah business PAC to lawmakers: Pony up for education (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/17/11)
Commentary: Utah’s church-state pipedream (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/16/11)
Changes to Utah’s nominating system will wait (Utah Policy Center, 12/16/11)
Utah’s lawmakers may move to annual pay, jettison per diem (Utah Policy Center, 12/15/11)
The 2012 education funding battle is joined (Utah Policy Center, 12/14/11)
Utah Democrats, Republicans spar over public education funding (Deseret News, 12/14/11)
Salt Lake Chamber supports Gov. Herbert’s budget recommendations (Utah Policy Center, 12/14/11)
Plans to overhaul liquor agency gaining speed, legislative leaders say (Deseret News, 12/14/11)
Iowa launches immigration compact similar to Utah’s (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/14/11)
Utah legislators skirmish over education money (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/13/11)
Opinion: Down the drain (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/13/11)
Survey: Mormons embrace GOP, shun Democrats (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/13/11)
Utah state liquor stores really profitable, consultant says (Deseret News, 12/13/11)
Education funding, tax cuts, pay hike for state employees featured in Herbert’s budget (Utah Policy Center, 12/12/11)
Governor: Education funding bump key to economic growth (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/12/11)
Editorial: Education is priority one (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/12/11)
‘Clarity’ on states’ immigration measures needed from high court, attorneys say (Deseret News, 12/12/11)
Gov. Gary Herbert wants classroom technology funded, teacher salaries boosted (Deseret News, 12/12/11)
Few surprises in governor’s health policy agenda (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/12/11)
Analysis: Redistricting GRAMA request dings Utah Dems, GOP (Utah Policy Center, 12/12/11)
Utah educators pleased with guv’s education recommendations (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/12/11)
New Herbert budget funds schools, pay raises, other needs without tax increase or Rainy Day funds (Deseret News, 12/12/11)
Commentary: Utah should modify ban on fundraising during legislative session (Utah Policy Center, 12/9/11)
Opinion: Watershed, wilderness and the Wasatch (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/9/11)
Utah business leaders want $128M more for schools (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/8/11)
At Utah vigil for unemployed lies empathy, hope and fear (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/8/11)
Study: Corporate tax-dodging hurts state tax revenue (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/8/11)
Fighting deportation, immigrant activist lingers in limbo (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/8/11)
Utah economic outlook improving, analyst says (Deseret News, 12/8/11)
Immunization rate drops in Utah (Daily Herald, 12/8/11)
Utah unemployed pray for jobs (Deseret News, 12/8/11)
Utah sees growth in tech jobs (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/8/11)
Lt. Gov: Utah’s new faces, diverse races (Utah Policy Center, 12/8/11)
Guv praises Utah’s low federal spending (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/8/11)
Sutherland Inst: Economic growth starts at home (Utah Policy Center, 12/8/11)
Utah’s short-handed federal bench still waiting for reinforcements (Deseret News, 12/7/11)
Herbert splits Dept of Community and Culture (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/7/11)
Utah GOP launching campaign to boost caucus turnout (Utah Policy Center, 12/6/11)
Utah’s health reform lawsuit at risk? (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/5/11)
Herbert content to watch presidential race from sidelines (Utah Policy Center, 12/5/11)
Scholar disputes economists’ claim that Parks and Wilderness boost state economies (Utah Policy Center, 12/5/11)
Salt Lake, other cities carved up by redistricting (Utah Policy Center, 12/4/11)
Utah Dems warn of push to erode public employee unions (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/3/11)
Commentary: Legitimacy of Utah’s top rankings depends on whom you ask (Daily Herald, 12/3/11)
Democrats and state lawyers fight over redistricting records (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/2/11)
Opinion: Look to Utah Compact (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/2/11)
Opinion: States’ rights extend beyond Utah borders (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/2/11)
Dems being told to pay for redistricting records request (Daily Herald, 12/2/11)
Opinion: Utah’s caucus-convention system works (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/2/11)
Commentary: Political motivations behind records requests? (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/2/11)
Economists predict slowdown in Salt Lake (Deseret News, 12/1/11)
Economists: European recession would put Utah most at risk (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/1/11)
Philpot: Governor should be willing to defy feds even if it means arrest (Deseret News, 12/1/11)
Utah guv candidate: Let the feds handcuff me (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/1/11)
Utah’s Millennial population exploding (Utah Policy Center, 12/1/11)

NOVEMBER 2011

Philpot will challenge Herbert for Utah governor (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/30/11)
USU hopes for no cuts in 2012 legislative budget (The Herald Journal, 11/30/11)
Conservative groups on a collision course in competitive primaries (The Hill, 11/30/11)
Leading conservative groups prepare for battle in Utah (Utah Policy Center, 11/30/11)
Utah business leaders make economic case for clean air (Deseret News, 11/30/11)
Public lands pump up Western economy, create jobs economists say (Deseret News, 11/30/11)
Immigration law opponents seek records on state costs (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/30/11)
Morgan Philpot says he’s running for governor (Deseret News, 11/30/11)
‘Secret’ bills flourishing on Utah’s Capitol Hill (Utah Policy Center, 11/29/11)
Gov. Gary Herbert says GOP guvs can’t stop talking presidential politics (Deseret News, 11/29/11)
Utah’s budget surplus grows to more than $400M (Utah Policy Center, 11/29/11)
Governor, lawmakers encouraged by latest revenue projections (Daily Herald, 11/29/11)
State budget projections up by about $400M (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/28/11)
Utah balks as court delays hearing on immigration suit (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/28/11)
Opinion: High-speed rail’s long road ahead (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/28/11)
Gold, silver legal tender in Utah, but a long way from replacing dollar (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/28/11)
Federal judge merges Utah illegal immigration lawsuits, postpones hearing (Deseret News, 11/28/11)
State expects $280M revenue growth next budget year (Deseret News, 11/28/11)
High-speed rail from Salt Lake to Vegas: Long shot or good bet? (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/28/11)
Opinion: Alcohol paradox frazzles lawmakers (Daily Herald, 11/22/11)
Editorial: Bill proposing to reduce environmental oversight dangerous to Utah’s health (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/22/11)
Utah’s growing debt a potential problem (Utah Policy Center, 11/21/11)
Sutherland Institute proposes government spending amendment (Utah Policy Center, 11/21/11)
Mormonism’s surprisingly deep affinity for progressive politics (Utah Policy Center, 11/21/11)
Study finds party delegations have major influence on elections (Daily Herald, 11/21/11)
Utah lawmaker who survived horrific plane crash likely to run against Orrin Hatch (The Daily Caller, 11/20/11)
Utah gun enthusiasts back concealed-carry legislation (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/20/11)
Editorial: Time for a change to Utah’s candidate selection process (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/20/11)
Utah women encouraged to run for political office (KSL, 11/19/11)
Opinion: The air we breathe (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/19/11)
Opinion: Lake Powell pipe dream (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/19/11)
Opinion: Down the tube (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/19/11)
Critics blast Las Vegas pipeline proposal (Deseret News, 11/19/11)
Opinion: Utah’s crown jewels (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/19/11)
Editorial: Reform Utah politics (Deseret News, 11/19/11)
Utah’s nominating system and reforming the Electoral College (Utah Policy Center, 11/18/11)
Utah economic recovery ‘on solid footing,’ Herbert says (Deseret News, 11/18/11)
Editorial: Fundraising vs. service (Standard-Examiner, 11/18/11)
Gov. Herbert skeptical of Lake Powell pipeline financing plan (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/17/11)
Utah gov wants to explore liquor privatization models (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/17/11)
Group nears crunch time on proposed election reform (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/17/11)
Study shows way to privatize Utah liquor sales, save (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/16/11)
Editorial: Water pipeline politics (Daily Herald, 11/16/11)
Lawmakers consider Utah state worker compensation (Utah Policy Center, 11/16/11)
Salary study: State workers make less than counterparts (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/16/11)
Gov. Herbert creates multicultural commission, office (Standard-Examiner, 11/15/11)
Why Sumsion decided to challenge Herbert (Utah Policy Center, 11/15/11)
Dem lawmakers announce new look at DABC day before consultant report (Deseret News, 11/15/11)
Sandstrom announces run for Congress in fourth district (Daily Herald, 11/15/11)
Opinion: The peaceful ending of Occupy Salt Lake (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/15/11)
Task force OKs state tax revenues for Lake Powell pipeline (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/14/11)
Utah’s suit over health reform bound for Supreme Court (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/14/11)
Robert Bennett: History of Utah’s nominating process (Deseret News, 11/14/11)
Sandstrom’s congressional candidacy surprises Wimmer (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/14/11)
Millenial voters and Mormons (Utah Policy Center, 11/13/11)
A conversation about jobs in Utah (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/12/11)
Women’s Democratic Club rips Utah GOP’s ‘crazy’ education ideas (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/12/11)
Herbert honors veterans, eyes million-dollar campaign haul (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/11/11)
Does Utah’s nominating system cater to extremes? (Utah Policy Center, 11/11/11)
Utah Compact hailed for shaping, changing immigration debate (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/11/11)
Mormon voters recalled AZ’s Pearce over ‘character,’ not immigration (Politico, 11/11/11)
‘Governor’s Gala’ raises about $1 million for Herbert (Deseret News, 11/11/11)
Lt. Gov. Bell: Government efficiency is not an oxymoron (Utah Policy Center, 11/11/11)
GOP lawmaker to run against Gov. Herbert (Deseret News, 11/10/11)
Gov. Gary Herbert faces challenge from inside the GOP (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/10/11)
GOP lawmaker proposing changes to Utah’s public education (Utah Policy Center, 11/9/11)
Editorial: A full DABC audit (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/8/11)
Opinion: How we look at Latinos (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/8/11)
Lawmakers say DABC mismanagement is ‘corruption’ (Fox13Now, 11/8/11)
Commentary: Governor snubs Sam Granato; could it backfire? (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/8/11)
Comparitive polling suggest public shift in comfort with a Mormon president (Deseret News, 11/8/11)
Pete Ashdown to try again to unseat Sen. Hatch (Deseret News, 11/8/11)
Senator shares plans to change firing laws with teachers (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/7/11)
Herbert expects nearly $1.3M from fundraising event (Deseret News, 11/7/11)
Shurtleff interested in top University of Utah job (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/7/11)
Low voter turnout expected for municipal elections (Deseret News, 11/7/11)
AG Mark Shurtleff applies to become next U. president (Deseret News, 11/7/11)
State legislators discuss immigration with federal delegation (Daily Herald, 11/5/11)

OCTOBER 2011

Education’s impact on the Utah economy (Utah Policy Center, 10/31/11)
Election challenges for Herbert and Hatch (Utah Policy Center, 10/31/11)
Commentary: Political parties make elections chaotic (Deseret News, 10/31/11)
Handful of mavericks go their own way on redistricting (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/30/11)
Shurtleff’s immigration stance getting attention (Utah Policy Center, 10/30/11)
Guest worker plan in Alabama? State has eye on Utah program (Montgomery Advertiser, 10/30/11)
Local governments shy away from property tax hikes (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/29/11)
Commentary: Forging new consensus on immigration (Deseret News, 10/29/11)
Jim Matheson: I won’t run against Orrin Hatch (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/28/11)
Rep. Matheson says he won’t challenge Sen. Orrin Hatch (Deseret News, 10/28/11)
Opinion: Build economy by investing in education (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/28/11)
Commentary: When a Democrat wonders whether to register or not (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/28/11)
DABC could be absorbed into commerce department (Deseret News, 10/27/11)
Gov. Herbert: Liquor agency management will change (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/27/11)
Gov. Herbert protests Arizona I-15 toll proposal (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/27/11)
Opinion: End partisan redistricting (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/27/11)
Immigration an issue of faith, social justice, faith leaders say (Deseret News, 10/26/11)
Sen. Lee wants to push campaign finance law limits, create super PAC (Deseret News, 10/26/11)
Utah AG says feds will likely intervene in lawsuit challenging Utah’s immigration enforcement law (Deseret News, 10/26/11)
Lawmakers expected to consider doing away with DABC Commission, but still control liquor (Deseret News, 10/26/11)
Feds meet with Utah officials over immigration law (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/26/11)
Top lawmakers haven’t closed door on bid for guv (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/26/11)
Utah has nation’s lowest ‘income inequality’ (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/26/11)
Salt Lake summit: Harsh rhetoric may derail GOP in 2012 (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/26/11)
Guv on track for new fundraising record (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/26/11)
Congressional redistricting fractured Utah House leadership (Utah Policy Center, 10/26/11)
Utah liquor board needs more time to examine critical audit (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/25/11)
Utah lauded for online voter registration (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/25/11)
Top DOJ attorneys meet with Utah leaders over controversial immigration law (Deseret News, 10/25/11)
Commentary: Independence needed for boundaries (Standard-Examiner, 10/25/11)
Who is driving Utah’s future? (Utah Policy Center, 10/25/11)
Utah job losses total 197,000 (St. George Spectrum, 10/24/11)
Comparing Florida and Utah education needs caution (Utah Public Education.org, 10/24/11)
Governor signs new redistricting maps (Fox13Now, 10/20/11)
GOP says Dems exaggerate Utah redraw impact (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/19/11)
Republicans threatened gerrymandering lawsuit (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/19/11)
Republicans approve new Utah congressional map (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/19/11)
With congressional map done, time for candidates to pick a race (Deseret News, 10/18/11)
Redistricting fallout: Matheson looks at other districts (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/18/11)
Opinion: Politicians’ talk is cheap on schools (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/14/11)
Commentary: Redistricting lawsuits are a dangerous game (Utah Policy Center, 10/14/11)
Redistricting: A few facts; A few opinions (Utah Policy Center, 10/14/11)
A pitcher of new taxes? (Standard Herald, 10/14/11)
Utah gets more road funding than it contributes (Deseret News, 10/14/11)
Video: Utah’s redistricting stalemate (Utah Policy Center, 10/14/11)
Shurtleff isn’t ruling out 2012 run for governor (ABC4, 10/13/11)
Is Utah a winner or loser on road funds? It depends (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/13/11)
Challenges to maintaining Utah’s quality of life (Utah Policy Center, 10/13/11)
Federal prosecutors to visit Utah over immigration law (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/13/11)
Herbert defends call for delaying air-pollution rules (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/13/11)
Rural Utah to guv: We need your help, not your rules (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/13/11)
Commentary: Occupy Wall Street paranoia gets out of hand (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/13/11)
Canyons superintendent weighs in on those dissatisfied with public education (Deseret News, 10/12/11)
Officials say Utah colleges are expanding, but funding isn’t (Deseret News, 10/12/11)
Herbert leads push against new anti-pollution rules (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/12/11)
Governor addresses Utah students in live broadcast (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/12/11)
Commentary: So far, so good for a peaceful Occupy SLC (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/12/11)
Dems say Utah GOP lacks redistricting transparency (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/12/11)
Opinion: Academic politics (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/12/11)
SL County now required to offer Spanish language assistance to voters (Deseret News, 10/12/11)
Dems plan for redistricting (City Weekly, 10/12/11)
Utah schools chief laments wilting funding (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/11/11)
Behind redistricting breakdown: Backlash fear, Congress hopes (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/6/11)
Opinion: The jig is up – naked ambition rules redistricting (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/6/11)
Senate, House Republicans butt heads over congressional maps (Daily Herald, 10/5/11)
Special Session on hold until Oct 17 (Utah Policy Center, 10/5/11)
Utahns to protest water pipeline to Las Vegas (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/4/11)
House, Senate GOP can’t agree on congressional maps, postpone session (Deseret News, 10/4/11)
Back and forth on redistricting session’s first day (Utah Policy Center, 10/4/11)
Talks to redraw congressional map put on hold (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/4/11)
Legislature still trying to settle on congressional redistricting (Standard-Examiner, 10/4/11)
Jim Matheson ponders Senate, gubernatorial runs (Politico, 10/4/11)
Protesters vent against Utah redistricting maps (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/3/11)
Congressional maps and LDS Dems (Utah Policy Center, 10/3/11)
GOP lawmakers reconsider congressional map; Democrats put them on notice that they will sue (Deseret News, 10/3/11)
GOP aims to taint Matheson with Solyndra scandal (New York Times, 10/3/11)
Republicans predict Utah redistricting plans are bullet-proof (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/2/11)

Redistricting drama to play out at special Legislative session (Deseret News, 10/2/11)
Opinion: Utah redistricting is constitutional (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/1/11)

SEPTEMBER 2011

Herbert accused of pressuring lawmakers on redistricting to avoid race against Matheson (Deseret News, 9/30/11)
Utah Dems threaten lawsuit if new congressional map doesn’t change (Deseret News, 9/28/11)
Committee votes for map splitting Utah County into two districts (Daily Herald, 9/28/11)
Editorial: Congressional pizza (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/28/11)
Matheson could face tough re-election challenge after redistricting (Utah Policy Center, 9/28/11)
Utah lawmakers endorse congressional map (Deseret News, 9/28/11)
Gov. Herbert pushes job-creation plan (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/27/11)
Possible congressional map could cripple Matheson; Mutes Utah’s Democrats (Utah Policy Center, 9/27/11)
Utah ranks #48 in federal spending per person (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/27/11)
Results of Sutherland Institute survey of Utah GOP lawmakers (Sutherland Daily, 9/27/11)
Gov. Herbert asks regents to stall college president raises (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/27/11)
Favored redistricting map splits Salt Lake County three ways (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/27/11)
Redistricting called not fair (The Park Record, 9/27/11)
Opinion: Tourism gold – monuments boost local economies (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/26/11)
Anti-guest worker law classes have yet to materialize (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/26/11)
Guv asks regents to hold off on raises for college presidents (Deseret News, 9/26/11)
LDS Dems invite Utahns to first event (Deseret News, 9/26/11)
Future Utah may focus development around transit (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/26/11)
Utah Lt. Gov: How did compromise become a dirty word? (Utah Policy Center, 9/26/11)
Democrats want more Mormons inside their tent (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/26/11)
How will the state’s political redistricting shake out? (Deseret News, 9/25/11)
Deviation leads to some strange looking maps (Utah Policy Center, 9/25/11)
Opinion: Redistricting – looks like the fix is in (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/24/11)
Fair Boundaries redistricting maps stick to metrics goals (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/24/11)
Commentary: Utah politicians ignore tourism, outdoor recreation (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/24/11)
Lawmakers narrow list of potential congressional maps to six (Deseret News, 9/22/11)
Feds give Utah’s Medicaid overhaul mixed reviews (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/19/11)
Small group hosts event in support of DREAM Act (Deseret News, 9/19/11)
Peter Corroon urges Utahns to sign redistricting petition, attend rally (Deseret News, 9/19/11)
Opinion: Antiquities Act – GOP once wanted protections, too (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/18/11)
Categorizing Utah’s political world with some appropriate labels (Deseret News, 9/18/11)
Recovery ‘anemic’ across Intermountain West (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/16/11)
Opinion: Plan would shake up education (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/16/11)
Opinion: State flexibility is key to Medicaid reform (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/16/11)
Opinion: Redistricting needs to protect rights (Deseret News, 9/14/11)
Redistricting: Proposed House map combines 10 incumbents (Utah Policy Center, 9/13/11)
Redistricting: Senate map proposal sends warning to critics (Utah Policy Center, 9/13/11)
Utah’s Redistricting Committee approves preliminary UT Senate, House maps (Deseret News, 9/13/11)
Hearing on tough Utah immigration law delayed (Daily Herald, 9/13/11)
Video: Redistricting – the discussion on dividing Utah (ABC4, 9/13/11)
As four-day workweek ends, Utah opens on Fridays (Stateline, 9/13/11)
Audio: Democrats introduce plans to fund public education (KCPW, 9/13/11)
Gov. Herbert finishing trip to DC, New York (Daily Herald, 9/13/11)
Herbert hopes to launch business ambassadors program (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/13/11)
Utah Democrats announce plan to improve education (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/13/11)
Commentary: Right-wingers attack their own Mormon Church (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/13/11)
Report: Underfunded Utah schools threaten quality of life (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/13/11)
Lawmakers endorse new Utah Senate, House maps (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/12/11)
Redistricting heading to the end (Utah Policy Center, 9/12/11)
Lawmakers endorse new Utah Senate, House maps (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/12/11)
Audio: Salt Lake County may lose 2 House seats with new redistricting maps (KCPW, 9/12/11)
Governor says Utah’s bond rating is solid (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/9/11)
Education meeting in Logan with UEA gets tense (Logan Herald Journal, 9/9/11)
Redistricting starting to bring out hard feelings (Utah Policy Center, 9/9/11)
House proposal puts Sandstrom and Herrod in same district (Daily Herald, 9/9/11)
Utah senators not impressed with Obama’s $450B plan (Deseret News, 9/8/11)
Bishop, Hatch target federal lands for school cash (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/8/11)
Congressional delegation rejects ‘Crown Jewel’ wilderness plan (Utah Policy Center, 9/8/11)
A ‘gotcha’ moment in Utah politics (Deseret News, 9/8/11)
Utah governor calls Perrry on ‘dumb’ Social Security jab (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/8/11)
Tooele County angling for own Utah Senate seat (Utah Policy Center, 9/8/11)
Whoa! Health insurance is more important to job security for American workers (Utah Policy Center, 9/7/11)
Audio: Redistricting Committee stalls on senate map (KCPW, 9/7/11)
Is Utah the place for low-cost health insurance? (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/7/11)
‘Back to the drawing board’ for Utah Senate redistricting (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/7/11)
Redistricting not fair to Tooele County, residents tell lawmakers (Deseret News, 9/7/11)
Opinion: By almost any measure, Utah teachers underpaid (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/6/11)
Redistricting group makes last minute appeal for non-partisan process (KSL, 9/6/11)
Southeast Salt Lake County troublesome area for redistricting (Utah Policy Center, 9/6/11)
Redistricting: Salt Lake County loses, Utah County gains (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/6/11)
Group behind failed initiative releases own redistricting proposals (Deseret News, 9/6/11)
English-only thwarts Utah refugees seeking driver licenses (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/6/11)
Herbert taps business leaders for higher ed posts (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/6/11)
Tea Party takes on Utah’s last congressional Democrat (Mother Jones, 9/5/11)
Utah ends 4-day workweek experiment, but Provo says it still works for them (Deseret News, 9/5/11)
Data, poll results show Utah’s middle class under siege (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/3/11)
Commentary: The Utah Legislature just got sneakier (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/2/11)

AUGUST 2011

Online sales tax could hit Utah companies (Deseret News, 8/30/11)
Matheson: ‘There’s no question I’m a target’ in redistricting (Deseret News, 8/30/11)
Gov. & Legislature can’t agree on date for redistricting (ABC4, 8/30/11)
Perspective: Why the legislature should redistrict (The Utah Senate Site, 8/30/11)
As recession lingered, Utah local governments cut payroll (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/30/11)
Will Hatch get a GOP challenger in 2012? (Utah Policy Center, 8/29/11)
Utah senators discuss redistricting behind closed doors (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/29/11)
Utah, US officials push worker rights for legal immigrants (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/29/11)
Utah Senate Dems facing a ‘Sophie’s Choice’ in redistricting (Utah Policy Center, 8/29/11)
Utah AG plans BCS lawsuit by end of year (KSL, 8/28/11)
Is Utah’s team in Washington dysfunctional? (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/28/11)
Opinion: The politics of the Saints (the Latter Day kind) (Boston Globe, 8/28/11)
Battle over Utah GOP gag order falls flat (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/27/11)
New DABC Director says it appears law was being violated (ABC4, 8/26/11)
Herbert: New Obama policy on illegal immigration ‘de facto amnesty’ (Deseret News, 8/26/11)
Opinion: Utahns to national GOP: Right-wing extremism isn’t winning strategy (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/26/11)
Herbert looking for permanent ways to fund Utah’s liquor stores (Cache Valley Daily, 8/26/11)
Liquor agency invoices spark ‘great concern’ (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/25/11)
Gov. Herbert reacts to DABC scandal (ABC4, 8/25/11)
Commentary: Utah’s fringe getting wierder (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/25/11)
Herbert calls Obama policy ‘amnesty,’ defends Utah law (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/25/11)
Democrats calling for southern Utah congressional district (KSL, 8/25/11)
Herbert: Others could be implicated by DABC probe (Deseret News, 8/25/11)
Utah’s Medicaid not the budget-buster you might think (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/24/11)
In redistricting, the hard work is still ahead (Utah Policy Center, 8/23/11)
Opinion: Buy the doughnut (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/23/11)
With incentive, eBay to build Utah center, add 2,200 jobs (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/22/11)
Non-partisan citizens’ committee provides politically neutral redistricting maps (Standard-Examiner, 8/22/11)
Utah’s top Dem takes redistricting fight south (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/22/11)
A journey into the bowels of redistricting (Utah Policy Center, 8/22/11)
Can Chaffetz and Hatch mend fences? (Utah Policy Center, 8/22/11)
Commentary: Redistricting renews need for independent commission (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/22/11)
eBay receives tax credit to hire more than 2,000 new Utah employees (KCPW, 8/22/11)
Utah Republicans wince at leaders’ public comments (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/19/11)
National GOP not meddling in Utah’s redistricting process (Utah Policy Center, 8/9/11)
DREAM Act supporters try, fail, to get Hatch’s ear (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/8/11)
Chaffetz holding meetings outside of his House district (Utah Policy Center, 8/8/11)
Utah gets reprieve from a No Child Left Behind requirement (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/8/11)
Utah farmland prices fall as preservation funds fade (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/8/11)
Bus tour asks Utahns to get on board with gay rights (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/8/11)
AAA credit ratings abound in fiscally sound Utah, but 5 local government ratings under review (Deseret News, 8/8/11)
What to do with Utah’s budget surplus? (Utah Policy Center, 8/8/11)
The political rise of Jon Huntsman (Deseret News, 8/8/11)
Utah delegation shuns compromise, fears tea party (Deseret News, 8/7/11)
Poll says Rep. Jim Matheson could beat Sen. Orrin Hatch next year (Deseret News, 8/7/11)
Independent redistricting 101: Salt Lake County ready for results (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/7/11)
Mormons might face a tougher race in South Carolina (Myrtle Beach Sun News, 8/6/11)
Five myths about Mormonism (Washington Post, 8/5/11)
UT lawmaker: Help schools, end tax breaks for dependents (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/5/11)
Redistricting committee to start final lap (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/5/11)
Beware the urge to run for higher office (Utah Policy Center, 8/5/11)
Utah Dem chair predicts Hatch may run as independent (ABC4, 8/4/11)
Utah’s rural counties need Social Security, Medicare for economic stability (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/4/11)
Tea party horse wild, unsteady, but will it last? (Deseret News, 8/4/11)
Utah Medicaid reforms bad medicine for Utah kids, say national groups (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/3/11)
Herbert says Afghanistan could take time (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/3/11)
Utah’s budget picture getting better and better (Utah Policy Center, 8/3/11)
Herbert visits Utah troops in the Middle East (Utah Policy Center, 8/2/11)
Health clinics shocked by loss of state funding (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/2/11)
Governor visits deployed Utah troops in Iraq (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/2/11)
Video: Utah’s health insurance experiment built around small businesses (PBS Newshour, 8/2/11)
Public input and the redistricting process (Utah Policy Center, 8/1/11)
Utah edges out Texas as state with best business climate (Business Facilities, 8/1/11)

JULY 2011

‘Infrastructure banks’ could help Utah roads (Standard-Examiner, 7/31/11)
Gay Utah Democratic boss moves beyond sexuality (Deseret News, 7/31/11)
Brutal matchup between Hatch, Chaffetz = Opportunity for Matheson? (Utah Policy Center, 7/31/11)
Utah politics is full of questions heading into 2012 (Deseret News, 7/31/11)
Commentary: Herbert is rare GOP governor — he’s moderate (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/29/11)
Utah teachers rally to Save Our Schools (Utah Policy Center, 7/29/11)
Utah Democrats threaten redistricting lawsuit (ABC4, 7/29/11)
Opinion: Chuck the pizza in favor of the doughnut (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/29/11)
New Liquor Board members say it shouldn’t matter they don’t drink (KSL, 7/28/11)
Huntsman: ‘Conservation is conservative’ (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/28/11)
Utah Health Exchange a worthy endeavor (Utah Policy Center, 7/28/11)
Utah lawmaker looking to loosen safety inspection requirement (Deseret News, 7/28/11)
Utah’s credit rating might not fall with federal default (KCPW, 7/28/11)
Groups to rally over education policies Thursday, Friday (Deseret News, 7/28/11)
Census: Gay couple households boom in Utah (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/27/11)
Liquor board gets new member, chairman (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/27/11)
Utah lawmaker pitches new vision for tuition tax credits (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/27/11)
Hawaii trip brings political risk for Utah lawmakers (Utah Policy Center, 7/27/11)
Utah lawmaker looking to end auto safety inspections (Daily Herald, 7/27/11)
Editorial: School choice is back (Deseret News, 7/26/11)
Utah Taxpayers Association says small tax hike in Provo appropriate (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/26/11)
Public hearings bring redistricting compromise (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/26/11)
White House: Huntsman ‘effective’ ambassador until campaign rumors (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/26/11)
DeChristopher sentence riles protesters, spurs arrests (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/26/11)
Waddoups offers district for SLC, military areas (Deseret News, 7/26/11)
Michelle Obama wows crowd at Utah fund-raiser (Deseret News, 7/26/11)
New proposal would keep Salt Lake whole and put military areas into one congressional district (Deseret News, 7/26/11)
Utah redistricting committee holds final meetings (ABC4, 7/25/11)
Utah’s health exchange is not a success: Conservatives, please reconsider your arguments (Forbes, 7/25/11)
Sandstrom gears up for congressional run (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/24/11)
Utah economy rebounding as tax revenues grow (KSL, 7/24/11)
Lawmaker questions need for ethnic studies program at Univ. of Utah (Deseret News, 7/23/11)
Some political donors pick Obama and Romney (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/23/11)
35 local governments in Utah propose tax hikes (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/22/11)
Guest-worker plan critic apologizes for ‘traitors’ comment (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/22/11)
Huntsman campaign struggles for traction (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/21/11)
Prosperity 2020:  Forward thinking to strengthen higher education (Utah Policy Center, 7/21/11)
Immigration law opponents call for repeal of HB 116 by fall (Daily Herald, 7/21/11)
GOP leader Nelson seeks election overhaul (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/20/11)
Embattled Utah liquor-control chief to exit post (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/20/11)
Group to rally in Salt Lake City for changes to public education (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/20/11)
Illegal immigration bill repeal backer calls lawmakers who drafted it ‘traitors’ to Utah (Deseret News, 7/20/11)
SLC residents on redistricting: Don’t chop us up (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/20/11)
Utah lawmakers take aim at collective bargaining (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/19/11)
Romney’s Utah money falls behind his 2008 pace (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/18/11)
Utah Dem Party chairman believed to be state’s first openly gay political leader (Washington Post, 7/17/11)
Redistricting plan could reduces Utah House Dems by half (Utah Policy Center, 7/12/11)
‘Sister Wives’ husband to challenge Utah’s polygamy law (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/11/11)
Democrats frustrated over potential pick for Utah’s next US Attorney (KSL, 7/11/11)
Even in Utah, waning Tea Party influence (Utah Policy Center, 7/11/11)
Editorial: Good as gold? (Daily Herald, 7/10/11)
GOP Senate leader seeks west-side US House district (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/10/11)
The contest between Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, Jr (Deseret News, 7/10/11)
Utah County lawmakers choose Romney over Huntsman (Daily Herald, 7/10/11)
Voter initiatives could be an effective state’s rights remedy (Deseret News, 7/10/11)
Not worth a dollar – Utah recognizes gold and silver as legal tender (National Review, 7/8/11)
Legislature coming back for special session this summer (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/8/11)
Herbert joins GOP guvs from TX, AK, and SC in pledge not to raise  federal debt (Deseret News, 7/7/11)
Hawaii-bound UT lawmakers say trip is worth it (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/7/11)
Utah Health Exchange is geared to small business employees (Kaiser Health News, 7/6/11)
Utah government rebuffs ‘iMatter’ greenhouse gas petition (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/6/11)
Romney stakes claim to Huntsman’s Utah (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/6/11)
UT Speaker chides Utah DC lawmakers on immigration (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/6/11)
First Democratic congressional map seeks ‘doughnut hole’ (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/6/11)
Commentary: State, not parties, should pay for primary elections (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/6/11)
Poll: Tea party fatigue among independent Utah voters (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/6/11)

JUNE 2011

Poll: Gov. Herbert holds small lead over Matheson (Deseret News, 6/29/11)
Could Dems beat Matheson with own redistricting map? (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/29/11)
Undocumented Utah drivers to be fingerprinted (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/29/11)
In Utah money race, Romney has edge over Huntsman (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/23/11)

Herbert supports tougher penalties for hiring illegal workers, doesn’t back special session to do it (Deseret News, 6/23/11)
Guv says big changes ahead for agency that controls liquor sales (Deseret News, 6/23/11)
Huntsman the Dark Horse (The Daily Beast, 6/21/11)
Jon Huntsman is running for president – always was (Esquire, 6/21/11)
Huntsman steps into the Republican vacuum (New York Times, 6/20/11)
Was Jon Huntsman campaigning while he was still ambassador? (LA Times, 6/18/11)
Opinion: Utah’s conflict of interest (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/17/11)
Opinion: Utah’s nominating process produces ideological extremists (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/17/11)
Dave Duncan a long shot to win GOP chair (Daily Herald, 6/17/11)
Another push to streamline Utah government (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/16/11)
Utah counties pushing for wilderness protections (ABC4, 6/16/11)
State lawmakers from energy states gather to discuss energy policy (Deseret News, 6/16/11)
New poll finds Utahns back guest worker program (Deseret News, 6/16/11)
Utah rolls out first statewide health information exchange (Deseret News, 6/16/11)
Report: Payday lenders clogging Utah courts with claims (Deseret News, 6/16/11)
GRAMA transparency reform effort running out of gas (Utah Policy Center, 6/16/11)
Utah County Republicans bash each other (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/16/11)
GOP ‘doughnut hole’ redistricting plan proposed (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/15/11)
Jon Huntsman agnostic on Utah health reform? (Politico, 6/15/11)
Opinion: Thanks to Jon Huntsman, Utah is leading the way on health care reform (The Daily Caller, 6/4/11)
Huntsman mapping out 2012 strategy (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/4/11)
Lockhart raising big bucks – perhaps for run against Herbert? (Daily Herald, 6/3/11)
Chaffetz decision could send political dominoes tumbling (Utah Policy Center, 6/3/11)
Opinion: The answer to the immigration puzzle (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/2/11)
Panel leader unveils Salt Lake County-splitting plan (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/2/11)
Romney bound to find political success in Utah (KSL, 6/2/11)
Sutherland Institute aims to resurrect failed illegal immigration reform bill (KSL, 6/2/11)
Critics celebrate death of Salazar’s wildlands policy (Deseret News, 6/1/11)
HUD secretary praises Utah growth vision (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/1/11)
Utah unveils ambitious overhaul of Medicaid (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/1/11)
Governor announces end of Utah’s four-day workweek (Deseret News, 6/1/11)
Former Rep. promises county-by-county initiative petition drive on immigration (Deseret News, 6/1/11)
Onus back on Utah counties for wilderness proposals (Salt Lake Tribune, 6/1/11)
Huntsman’s thorny path to the GOP nomination (Washington Post, 6/1/11)

MAY 2011

Editorial: Utah shows the right way to shrink prisons (New York Times, 5/30/11)

Dividing Utah’s congressional maps (Utah Policy Center, 5/30/11)
Tax reform defined Huntsman’s governorship (Daily Herald, 5/29/11)
GOP’s Sandstrom: New immigration law should be considered in special session (Deseret News, 5/29/11)
Huntsman’s climate views shift with an eye on the future (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/28/11)
Mary Kaye Huntsman: The unreluctant spouse (Politico, 5/27/11)
Huntsman could have appeal for young voters (St. Lake Tribune, 5/27/11)
Herbert: Huntsman not as moderate as some think (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/27/11)
Herbert: Huntsman tough to define (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/26/11)
Herbert supports UDOT despite controversies (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/26/11)
Redistricting: Avoid controversy with a statewide plan for House seats (Fair Vote, 5/25/11)
Utah asks businesses to make effort to hire veterans (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/23/11)
Redistricting maps already being drawn before first public hearing (ABC4, 5/20/11)
The Limbo Party – Redistricting & How low can Utah Dems go? (City Weekly, 5/19/11)
Lawmaker seeks to halt federal funding to Utah Planned Parenthood facilities (KSL, 5/19/11)
USTAR quickly becoming innovation model for the nation (Utah Policy Center, 5/19/11)
More Utahns finding jobs in the past 12 months (Deseret News, 5/19/11)
Report: Utah’s economic outlook improving (Deseret News, 5/19/11)
Governor signs ceremonial bills to underscore Utah’s efforts to grow jobs (Utah Policy Center, 5/19/11)
Opinion: Drawing the lines (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/19/11)
Huntsman hits NH campaign trail (Deseret News, 5/19/11)
Opinion: Schools now under a new kind of siege? (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/19/11)
Can a Mormon win in the South? (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/19/11)
Huntsman tests the waters in today’s GOP (Washington Post, 5/18/11)
Utah’s uninsured rate holding steady (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/18/11)
Census: Utah population is aging (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/18/11)
Herbert: Privatizing federal lands to reduce deficit worth exploring (KCPW, 5/18/11)
Democrats say they won’t concede loss of seats in redistricting (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/18/11)
Editorial: Huntsman needs a candor reboot (Standard-Examiner, 5/18/11)
Editorial: A school funding failure (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/18/11)
Green River nuclear power plant debated in Legislature (Deseret News, 5/18/11)
Commentary: Care needs to be taken in political redistricting (Davis County Clipper, 5/17/11)
SL County’s new Democratic boss eager to buff up a rusty party (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/17/11)
What if the tea party wins? (Deseret News, 5/17/11)
Craig Frank considering a run for governor (Daily Herald, 5/17/11)
GOP delegates favor outsiders in two recent contests (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/16/11)
Huntsman to attend major social-conservative forum (CNN, 5/16/11)
Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney and their Iowa plans (Deseret News, 5/16/11)
Study says US should copy Utah in funding transit (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/16/11)
Group: 4 ways to redraw districts (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/16/11)
Utah group urges public input in political redistricting process (Deseret News, 5/16/11)
How defining were Jon Huntsman’s comments on his Mormonism? (Deseret News, 5/16/11)
Should Utah change to direct primaries? (Utah Policy Center, 5/16/11)
Commentary: Nasty override session won’t leave any lasting marks (Deseret News, 5/15/11)
Opinion: Is there room in the race for both Huntsman and Romney (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/14/11)
Utah Republicans skip immigration debate (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/14/11)
Craig Frank pondering bid for Governor’s Office (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/13/11)
Huntsman: The would-be GOP presidential candidate Democrats most fear (Time, 5/12/11)
Huntsman explores his bid in key swing state of Florida (St. Pete Times, 5/11/11)
Huntsman’s civil union stance may prove political liability (St. Lake Tribune, 5/11/11)
Utah lawmakers held override ‘to call the governor out’ says conservative (Deseret News, 5/10/11)
Legislature overrides governor’s transportation funding veto (St. George News, 5/10/11)
Audio: Lawmaker questions mixed messages from governor (KCPW, 5/10/11)
Opinion: The funding for five days a week (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/10/11)
Despite veto overrides, legislators say they still like Herbert (Daily Herald, 5/10/11)
Huntsman NH visit will last 5 days and a dozen stops (Manchester Union Leader, 5/10/11)
Jon Huntsman was a keyboard wizard, but is a presidential run a rock’n'roll fantasy? (LA Times, 5/9/11)
Will Utah legislators change election system from caucus to primary? (ABC4, 5/9/11)
‘The governor and the Utah Legislature’ (Utah Policy Center, 5/9/11)
Huntsman’s SC debut suggests it’s wrong to write him off (NPR, 5/9/11)
Utah workers mixed on returning to 5-day workweek (Deseret News, 5/9/11)
Utah’s immigration bill to get day in court (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/9/11)
Is Huntsman distancing himself from LDS faith? (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/9/11)
Defending Jon Huntsman (Utah Policy Center, 5/9/11)
Huntsman set to court Florida GOPers (Politico, 5/9/11)
Huntsman tells college commencement he served Obama because he was called (Bloomberg, 5/8/11)
Legislature overrides 2nd Herbert veto (KCPW, 5/8/11)
Editorial: Tussling under Capitol Dome (Daily Herald, 5/8/11)
Huntsman tests a 2012 presidential candidacy (Washington Post, 5/7/11)
Arizona and Utah’s divergent paths on immigration issue (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/7/11)
Video: Utah to return to 5-day workweek (KSL, 5/7/11)
Five-day workweek returning to state offices (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/7/11)
Huntsman in SC: ‘Things are moving pretty quickly’ (CNN, 5/6/11)
Jimmy Carter: Huntsman would be ‘very attractive’ GOP nominee (The Hill, 5/4/11)
ACLU files lawsuit against Utah illegal immigration enforcement law (Deseret News, 5/4/11)
Herbert targets tax increase for transportation …after 2012 election (Utah Policy Center, 5/4/11)
Holder: Utah, change immigration law or else (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/3/11)
Huntsman takes step toward 2012 bid (Politic0, 5/3/11)
Override of Herbert’s veto of roads earmark to be nip and tuck (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/3/11)
Pressure increasing for UT legislature not to override veto of transportation funding bill (Deseret News, 5/3/11)
Huntsman forms fundraising committee as he eyes possible WH run (LA Times, 5/3/11)
Huntsman the dark horse candidate (Utah Policy Center, 5/3/11)
Herbert pondering gas tax in the future (Daily Herald, 5/2/11)
Herbert – mixed messages on gas tax (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/2/11)
Huntsman, Romney on a collision course (LA Times, 5/2/11)
Testing budget solutions, Utah trims the workweek (New York Times, 5/2/11)
Home from China, Huntsman plots his next move (Deseret News, 5/2/11)
Two BYU studies reflect complexity of Mormon church’s influence in shaping immigration views (Deseret News, 5/2/11)
A rising GOP tide against Utah’s guest worker law (Utah Policy Center, 5/2/11)
Editorial: Redistrict Utah fairly (Deseret News, 5/2/11)
Political futures market sees Romney’s chances drop, Huntsman’s rise (Utah Policy, 5/2/11)
Veto override session (Utah Policy, 5/2/11)
Utah AG meets with DOJ officials in effort to stave off federal challenge to new immigration laws (Deseret News, 5/2/11)
Editorial: Fairness, transparency must be part of redistricting (KSL, 5/1/11)
Editorial: Follow Utah’s lead on immigration (Denver Post, 5/1/11)
China tour could boost Huntsman bid (Utah Policy, 5/1/11)
Utahns march in support of immigrant workers’ rights (Deseret News, 5/1/11)
Will Obama praise doom Huntsman’s presidential bid? (Commentary, 5/1/11)

APRIL 2011

Commentary: Road funding is mired by tax system (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/30/11)
Utah County GOP passes anti-guest worker resolution (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/30/11)
Herbert, legislative leaders agree to avoid override votes on 3 of 4 vetoed bills (Deseret News, 4/29/11)
Utah sues feds over wildlands policy (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/29/11)
Campaign awaits its candidate (Wall Street Journal, 4/29/11)
Commentary: Guest worker foe argues it both ways (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/29/11)
Huntsman returning to US this weekend amid speculation about GOP presidential bid (Washington Post, 4/29/11)
Immigration: Should feds sue Utah over new immigration rules? (LA Times, 4/22/11)
LDS Church clarifies its stance on immigration (Daily Herald, 4/20/11)
Commentary: Who will stand up for Waddoups? (Utah Policy Center, 4/19/11)
Did former Huntsman staffer help leak his letters praising Obama, Clinton? (Deseret News, 4/19/11)
Utah’s Catholic bishop attends WH immigration meeting (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/19/11)
Some GOP delegates don’t buy LDS position on immigration (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/19/11)
In Utah, no dramatic swing to the right (Deseret News, 4/19/11)
Video: Could Huntsman attack from the Left? (Utah Policy Center, 4/19/11)
State parks wrestling with budgets (Park Record, 4/19/11)
Utah conference focuses on renewable energy (Deseret News, 4/19/11)
He worked for Obama. Can he beat him? (New York Times, 4/19/11)
Governor says tech initiatives can power Utah’s energy future (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/19/11)
Utah Legislature’s veto override session coming as soon as next week (Deseret News, 4/18/11)
Utah backs off air quality breakdown rule (Deseret News, 4/18/11)
Scorecard: Utah lawmakers lean right, far right (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/18/11)
Utah archivist finds Huntsman letters, no holes (Politico, 4/18/11)
Redistricting work gets underway in one week (Utah Policy Center, 4/18/11)
Huntsman’s got cash, but not near as much as some (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/17/11)
A growing Utah will require significantly more energy by 2020 (Utah Policy Center, 4/17/11)
Salt Lake County GOP bucks Herbert on immigration (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/16/11)
Likely suspect in the Huntsman letter leak (Politico, 4/16/11)
Lawmakers returning to Capitol for veto override session (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/15/11)
Could Huntsman’s praise of Obama cost him with voters? (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/15/11)
EPA threatens to take over part of Utah’s clean-air regulation (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/15/11)
Who leaked Huntsman’s ‘Love Letter’ to Obama? (Wall Street Journal, 4/15/11)
Editorial: Herbert right to veto roads bill (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/8/11)
How fair will redistricting be to Utah’s Democrats? (Utah Policy Center, 4/8/11)
Huntsman’s big advantage is being an unknown (Utah Policy Center, 4/8/11)
Debunking the ‘mythology’ surrounding Utah, Massachusetts health exchanges (Utah Policy Center, 4/7/11)
Opinion: Conservation spending should stay (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/7/11)
Lee, Chaffetz mum on backing Huntsman for president (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/7/11)
Herbert to address strategic energy plan; will provide intro to Utah Renewable Energy Conference 2011 (Utah Policy Center, 4/7/11)
High-speed trains in Utah? (Standard-Examiner, 4/6/11)
Panel appointed to oversee political remapping (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/6/11)
Census reveals growing influence of Mormon Church (Utah Policy Center, 4/6/11)
Governor pushing to make Utah more business-friendly (Utah Policy Center, 4/6/11)

Will Herbert lose Tea Party votes over tobacco tax hike? (Utah Policy Center, 5/6/11)
Legislative leaders announce redistricting committee (Deseret News, 4/6/11)
Redistricting committee announced (Utah Policy Center, 4/6/11)
Citizen group claims GOP gerrymandering in new district mapping plan (Fox13, 4/6/11)
Governor supports reviewing liquor store closures (KSL, 4/6/11)
Jobless decry decision to pass on federal aid (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/6/11)
Supporters push for national version of Utah Compact (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/5/11)
Lawmakers may be in mood to reverse governor (Salt Lake Tribune, 4/5/11)

MARCH 2011

State liquor store closes; governor hopes to avoid more (Deseret News, 3/31/11)
Rep. Bishop avoids the running for guv question (Salt Lake Tribune, 3/30/11)
Is Utah immigration package a model for national reform? (Colorado Independent, 3/29/11)
Opinion: Immigration reform – The Utah Path (LA Times, 3/25/11)
Utah’s presidential primary date could cause chaos (Utah Policy Center, 3/14/11)
Utah threatens primary calendar (Politico, 3/10/11)
Huntsman is ‘not considered a conservative’ (Roll Call, 3/8/11)
Sununu vows to work against Huntsman in NH (Utah Policy Center, 3/6/11)
Immigration: Utah wants world to know it’s no Arizona (Salt Lake Tribune, 3/5/11)
Lawmakers say omnibus immigration bill is wrong choice (Daily Herald, 3/1/11)
Republicans will likely get a boost from Census numbers (Daily Herald, 3/1/11)
Constitutional cap on state spending passes committee (Deseret News, 3/1/11)
House passes amended bill repealing college tuition for illegal immigrants (Deseret News, 3/1/11)
Poll: Plan to change tax payment schedule for small businesses gets mixed opinions (Utah Policy Center, 3/1/11)
Poll: Utahns favor change in way parties select candidates (Utah Policy Center, 3/1/11)

FEBRUARY 2011

Group targets redistricting effort in Utah (Deseret News, 2/28/11)
Poll: Herbert, Matheson most popular Utah politicians; Chaffetz’s approval rating drops (Utah Policy Center, 2/28/11)
Deal in works on immigration legislation (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/28/11)
Senate approves bill to raise Utah sales tax on food (Deseret News, 2/28/11)
Senate: No hearing for anti-discrimination bill (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/28/11)
Bill would change how teachers are evaluated (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/28/11)
Utah GOP already gearing up for redistricting fight (Utah Policy Center, 2/28/11)
Immigration compromises beginning to materialize (Utah Policy Center, 2/28/11)
House OKs ban on in-state tuition for undocumented residents (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/28/11)
Herbert may push lawmakers to put change to Utah’s education system on the ballot (Utah Policy Center, 2/27/11)
Editorial: Utah’s immigration discussion is a model for the nation (Deseret News, 2/27/11)
Redistricting: Census bolster Utah GOP (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/27/11)
GOP targets Matheson early and often (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/26/11)
Don’t look now, but on immigration debate, Democratic minority matters (KSL, 2/26/11)
Herbert opposes bankruptcy option for states (Utah Policy Center, 2/26/11)
Utahns support calling a constitutional convention (Deseret News, 2/25/11)
Mapping the future: Utah Republicans ponder Matheson’s fate (Washington Post, 2/24/11)
Utah Legislature takes on immigration (Deseret News, 2/24/11)
Plurality of Utahns have favorable view of Utah Compact (Utah Policy Center, 2/24/11)
Utah Senate panel OKs Robles immigration bill (Deseret News, 2/24/11)
GOP legislator unveils ‘Utah Compact’ bill on immigration reform (Utah Policy Center, 2/24/11)
Resolution that would put governor in charge of education advances (Deseret News, 2/24/11)
Immigration issue still being debated in Utah (Standard-Examiner, 2/23/11)
Utah House OKs bill for guest worker program (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/23/11)
Senate Dems wary of proposed rule changes (Utah Policy Center, 2/23/11)
Poll: Majority of Utahns want to keep public education independent (Deseret News, 2/13/11)
Opinion: On immigration, Legislature should take measured action (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/12/11)
Poll: Utahns support Romney over Huntsman for president (Deseret News, 2/12/11)
Chaffetz for governor? (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/11/11)
Lawmakers say no to constitutional convention (Deseret News, 2/11/11)
Arizonans highlight economic cost of tough immigration law (Deseret News, 2/11/11)
Opinion: Keep the school board non-partisan (Deseret News, 2/11/11)
Herbert waits on blocking federal health reform (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/10/11)
House panel rejects call for constitutional convention (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/10/11)
GOP lawmakers revises immigration bill (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/10/11)
Senate gives final approval to state gun (Deseret News, 2/10/11)
Herbert criticizes federal health care reform in DC speech (Deseret News, 2/10/11)
Opinion: The  high cost of immigration reform (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/10/11)
GOP lawmaker to unveil revised immigration bill (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/9/11)
Senate committee votes to eliminate driving card for illegal immigrants (Deseret News, 2/9/11)
Herbert to lead trade mission to China (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/9/11)
Lawmaker wants to draw a line on federal powers (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/9/11)
Do Democrats wield outsized influence in two important legislative committees? (Utah Policy Center, 2/9/11)
Commentary: Partisanship hinders Utah immigration solution (Deseret News, 2/8/11)
GOP sponsor of immigration bill disagrees with fiscal note (Utah Policy Center, 2/8/11)
Senate panel advances what some call new ‘voucher bill’ (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/8/11)
Huntsman: Weak-kneed or rock-ribbed? (National Review, 2/8/11)
Immigration bill carries big price tag (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/7/11)
Herbert would face tough choice if both Romney and Huntsman run (The Daily Caller, 2/7/11)
Herbert pitches budget to House GOP caucus (Deseret News, 2/6/11)
Herbert to lead trade commission to China (KSL, 2/4/11)
Herbert: ‘Up for the fight’ with Salazar on wild lands issue (Deseret News, 2/4/11)
Utah AG: Federal health care law invalid in state (Grand Junction Sentinel, 2/3/11)
Utah lawmakers sending messages (St. George Spectrum, 2/3/11)
Editorial: Time for a debate on nuclear power? (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/3/11)
The Mormon Primary:  Romney vs. Huntsman (Politico, 2/3/11)
Utah lawmakers focus on balanced budget (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/2/11)
Opinion: Governor, legislature need constitutional lessons (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/2/11)
Nuclear power use raises questions (St. George Spectrum, 2/1/11)
Legislature: Senate, House close in on base budgets (Salt Lake Tribune, 2/1/11)

JANUARY 2011

Governor still willing to talk with feds (KSL, 1/31/11)
Herbert talking tough, but not calling for battle with the feds (Deseret News, 1/31/11)
Governor: Concealed carry permit should still be required (KCPW, 1/30/11)
DEQ chief will also be Herbert’s energy adviser (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/28/11)
House GOP wants vote on AZ-style immigration bill (Deseret News, 1/27/11)

Herbert: Utah on road to economic recovery (Deseret News, 1/27/11)
Herbert opens discussion on nuclear power (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/27/11)
Utah Governor willing to take on federal government and disagree with own party (Fox13Now, 1/27/11)
Audio: The first official state firearm? Utah aims at a pistol (NPR, 1/27/11)
Herbert not thrilled with proposals to shift school control (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/27/11)
Herbert gives rousing state of the state address (Utah Policy Center, 1/27/11)
Audio: Utah Legislature: Budgets, guns and the Governor (KUER, 1/27/11)
Bill to designate state gun moves forward (Utah Policy Center, 1/26/11)
Editorial: Herbert’s strong foundation (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/26/11)
Resolutions would overhaul Utah’s education system (Deseret News, 1/26/11)
Utah not a colony of Washington, DC, Herbert says (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/26/11)
Bill targets Utah employers hiring illegally (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/26/11)
NRSC won’t support Hatch in 2012 election (Deseret News, 1/26/11)
Democratic legislators call education the most critical issue (Deseret News, 1/26/11)
Utah legislative leaders slash 7% from state budget (Deseret News, 1/26/11)
Legislative Democrats lay out budget priorities (Utah Policy Center, 1/26/11)
Opinion: GOP lawmakers’ ignorance of public schools should strike fear (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/25/11)
Utah House GOP balks at banning contributions at Capitol (Deseret News, 1/25/11)
Bill designating state gun heads to House (Standard-Examiner, 1/25/11)
Poll shows Utahns want to make it easier to fire teachers (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/25/11)
Lawmakers consider changing their pay structure (Utah Policy Center, 1/25/11)
Affirmative Action not popular in Utah (Utah Policy Center, 1/24/11)
Utah activists, religious leaders ask lawmakers to push for federal immigration reform (Deseret News, 1/24/11)
Report: Harsh immigration laws cost big bucks (Deseret News, 1/24/11)
Utah Chief Justice warns more cuts would cripple courts (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/24/11)
Lawmakers target $1M cut in environmental programs (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/24/11)
2011 Utah Legislature begins with a new look – a lady in charge (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/24/11)
Lawmaker declares war on ‘federal land grabs’ (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/24/11)
State closer to adopting gun as symbol (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/24/11)
Here comes the budget pain on Utah’s Capitol Hill (Utah Policy Center, 1/23/11)
Herbert says he’s ‘a pussycat,’ with claws (Deseret News, 1/23/11)
Illegal immigration debate: hard workers or criminals? (Daily Herald, 1/22/11)
Tribune poll asks: Are politicians listening? (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/21/11)
Frank drops fight for House seat (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/21/11)
Opinion: Secret ballots are sacred, most of the time (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/20/11)
Herbert won’t call special session on Frank (The Spectrum, 1/15/11)
Former Rep. Frank says he may still be a lawmaker (Deseret News, 1/14/11)
Tea Party to add another ally in UT Legislature (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/6/11)
Guv, Legislature at odds over budget (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/5/11)
Full text of Gov. Gary Herbert’s inauguration (Deseret News, 1/3/11)
Gov. Herbert inaugurated for two-year term (Standard-Examiner, 1/3/11)
Herbert takes oath of office (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/3/11)
2010 tough year for Utah politicians (Deseret News, 1/3/11)
State legislators prepare for budget debate (Daily Herald,1/2/11)
Do immigrants receive more tax money than they give? (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/2/11)
Huntsman doesn’t rule out presidential run (Salt Lake Tribune, 1/1/11)
Jon Huntsman, the Manchurian Candidate? (Newsweek, 1/1/11)

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