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Utah House panel OKs bill reducing time to declare if gathering voter signatures

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:46am

A bill cutting the period of time candidates have to declare they're gathering voter signatures for a place on the ballot to just a week was advanced Wednesday by the House Government Operations Committee.

Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:42am

A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.

Panel gives nod to bill that waives fees for IDs for homeless

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:39am

A committee OK'd a bill to waive the fees for government IDs like birth certificates for homeless people.

Democrat Jenny Wilson takes aim at Republican Mitt Romney's response on gun violence

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:45am

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson took aim Wednesday at Republican Mitt Romney's "tepid" response on gun violence in the wake of the Florida school shooting.

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:18pm

A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that "many" people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats.

Utah lawmakers declare 'Orrin Hatch Day,' share stories honoring retiring senator

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:29pm

Members of the Utah Legislature declared Wednesday "Orrin G. Hatch Day" and honored the retiring U.S. senator from Utah with their own stories from his 42 years in office.

Utah House panel endorses bill increasing penalty for killing police dog

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:43pm

A House panel endorsed a bill Wednesday that would increase the penalty for intentionally killing a K-9 police dog.

Utah House panel advances bill to end death penalty

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:24pm

Dave Noriega finds it disgusting that state lawmakers pushing to abolish the death penalty in Utah would try to tell his family what justice means.

Gun stances of Ohio governor candidates run the gamut

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 2:34pm

Want a governor who's all-in on gun rights? How about one who's fighting for a complete statewide ban on assault-type weapons?

Gov. Herbert: Public wants leaders to 'do something' about school shootings

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:38pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said the growing list of horrifying school shootings across the country has galvanized the public to ask leaders to "do something" in the wake of lives lost. Utah is assessing school safety plans in place for needed changes.

Ron Paul to give keynote speech at Iron County GOP dinner; Mitt Romney to attend

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:15pm

Iron County Republicans now have not one but two former U.S. presidential candidates lined up to appear at their party’s annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner.

Election security a high priority — until it comes to paying for new voting machines

Kate Rabinowitz, Propublica  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:13am

Local election administrators across the country face new problems and threats. But their budgets for new voting equipment remain inadequate.

Wealthy independent enters Wyoming US Senate race

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:54pm

A businessman who says he's prepared to spend at least $1 million of his own money is entering the race against Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso.

Democratic turnout in Texas up for nation's first primary

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:37pm

Democrats in Texas are early voting in bigger numbers ahead of the nation's first primary elections of the 2018 midterms.

Maine ethics panel won't investigate once-anonymous GOP site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:29pm

Maine ethics commissioners say they won't investigate a once-anonymous website owned by a state Republican official.

The Latest: Governor focusing on court order for new map

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:15pm

The Latest on Republican efforts to stop new a congressional map in Pennsylvania (all times local):

Utah Legislature passes resolution honoring Sen. Orrin Hatch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:00pm

Utah's Legislature unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday honoring retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.

2 Pennsylvania GOP legislative leaders ask US Supreme Court to block congressional district map likely to help Democrats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:23pm

2 Pennsylvania GOP legislative leaders ask US Supreme Court to block congressional district map likely to help Democrats.

Senate leaders move to expel member accused of sex extortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:22pm

Leaders of the state Senate on Wednesday took the first step in trying to expel the Senate's minority whip, who was indicted on charges of extorting a teenage legislative page for sex.