Deseret News Readers’ Forum
Subject: My View (Gay Marriage Decision)
As a state legislator and appellate lawyer, I offer my views on why the recent federal district court decision legalizing gay marriage (Kitchen v. Herbert) is wrong and faces a likelihood of reversal on appeal.
First, as the U.S. Supreme Court observed in U.S. v. Windsor, striking down a federal law (DOMA) that conflicted with a state marriage statute, the definition and regulation of…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on December 31, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments
For Immediate Release
December 23, 2013
Contact: Nate McDonald
Public Information Officer
Governor Herbert names Reyes attorney general
SALT LAKE CITY – (Dec. 23, 2013) Governor Gary R. Herbert has named Sean D. Reyes, Esq. as attorney general to replace recently resigned John Swallow. Reyes will serve as Utah’s attorney general through 2014.
“Sean is one of the most recognized…
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For Immediate Release
Jeff Robbins Margo Christiansen Jamie Miller
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Utah Front and Center Leading up…
Added by David Lifferth on December 17, 2013 at 5:28pm — No Comments
The big news to come out of the State Central Committee meeting is that Eagle Mountain's Cameron Robinson was elected to be the Party's State Treasurer. I have encouraged Cam to get more involved and was pleasantly surprised when he was elected to that important position.
The 3 Candidates that…Continue
Who should I recommend to the Governor to appoint at Utah State's Attorney General?
Should we Amend Utah's constitution to let the Governor appoint the AG instead of voting to elect the AG?…
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First, I’d like to thank you for your questions and general interest in the progress of the House investigative committee. Obviously, we’ve had a lot to consider over the past few weeks with the resignation of the attorney general.
The committee is moving into the next phase of the investigation, namely public hearings laying out the significant and relevant facts we’ve been able to uncover up to this point. Our first two hearings will be Dec.…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on December 9, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments
· $13.3 billion from all sources for operating and capital costs ($5.6 billion General/Education Funds) in FY 2015.
· Supplemental FY 2014 appropriations of -$190 million from all sources (-$46.5 million General/Education Funds)
· $206 million ongoing and $132 million one-time in new revenue from consensus revenue estimates
· $44 million in additional one-time sources – largely made-up of non-lapsing balances in Public…
Added by David Lifferth on December 5, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments