On the same day Gov. Gary Herbert sat down with a coal company that complained regulators were taking too long to issue a strip-mining permit, his campaign aides were cashing a...
Despite Fathers' Conditions: Republican Candidates Willing To A Create New Generation of Downwinders Last Updated on 2010-05-21 00:00:00
In a report by the Salt Lake Tribune, both Republican Senate candidates say they would support a resumption of underground nuclear weapons tests, presumably in Nevada, to help modernize the nation's weapons stockpile.
Mike Lee signed a "Peace Through Strength" pledge Monday, which consists of several defense policy positions, including protecting national sovereignty, not trying enemy combatants in U.S. courts, energy security and the modernization and testing of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
"We need to always have our eye on the ball for developing new weapons systems and that is going to require new testing," Lee said in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune .
"I think we need always to be modernizing our equipment, including our nuclear weapons," Lee said in an interview Tuesday. "I think any time you do that, you have to weigh... More »
Coal company gave $10,000 to Utah Gov. Herbert as regulators rushed decision on strip mineLast Updated on 2010-02-03 15:53:34On the same day Gov. Gary Herbert sat down with a coal company that complained regulators were taking too long to issue a strip-mining permit, his campaign aides were cashing a $10,000 check from the company.
The donation from Alton Coal Development LLC was revealed in a Jan. 11 filing by Herbert's political-action committee.
Alton's pleas did not go unanswered. At the September meeting, state regulators agreed to fast-track a decision for Alton to operate the mine near Panguitch, despite opposition from residents.
Herbert's office said Wednesday he never ordered regulators to give their approval and didn't know about the company's donation.
A Panguitch shop owner characterized the payment as a blatant effort by the coal developer to influence a decision by the Herbert administration.
"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out," said Bobbi Bryant, owner of the... More »
Democratic Party statement on Republican Leader KillpackLast Updated on 2010-01-15 15:15:12Salt Lake City, UT – Democratic State Party Chair Wayne Holland issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Senate Republican Leader Sheldon Killpack for suspicion of driving under the influence:
“Senate Republican Leader Sheldon Killpack’s circumstances are tragic – for him and his family, his constituents and colleagues, and for the public who he may have endangered.
We ask all Utahns to honor the principle that he is to be presumed innocent of the charge of driving under the influence until proven guilty. However, his decision to refuse to comply with the investigating police officer’s request for breath test shows that he did not deal with this in a responsible, forthright manner.
As a public figure, he knows that he will be held to a high standard. We expect that there will be consequences for... More »
State Senate Republican leader arrested in DUILast Updated on 2010-01-15 12:24:06FROM DESERET NEWS
MILLCREEK — Senate Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack, R-Syracuse, was arrested early Friday for investigation of DUI.
In a statement released by the Senate, Killpack said, "I am deeply sorry for the impact this incident will have on those who support and trust me — my colleagues in the senate, my constituents and, most importantly, my family. I am a firm believer in responsibility and personal accountability, and am prepared to accept all personal, legal and political consequences for my actions."
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, Killpack was pulled over near 700 East and 3300 South about 12:15 a.m. after a member of the UHP's DUI sqaud noticed a vehicle "with a poor driving pattern." A trooper stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of the Supersonic Car Wash and the trooper noticed a strong odor of alcohol as soon as he... More »
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