John Swallow’s unrecoverable hard drive recovered

The House investigative committee met again to discuss potential legislation resulting from the Swallow investigation.  They discussed several different bills (including one that beefs up the section of code that deals with organized crime!!) but one of the most important bits of information came at the end of the meeting. Chairman Jim Dunnigan spoke to…

The brave new world of digital natives

We have been hearing a lot lately about education funding, WPUs, and one-to-one but we haven’t spent as much time talking about those who really matter: the kids. Those kids who are already in the school system and those who will be entering it in the next few years have a distinct advantage over those…

“On Point,” January 31, 2014

This week’s episode features yours truly, Michelle Mumford, Heather Groom, and Senators Luz Robles and Deidre Henderson. We talked about the tragic shooting death of Officer Cory Wride, school lunches in trash cans and the State of the State address.

Top 10 ways to follow the legislature

The 2014 legislature has begun.  For the next 45 44 days, legislators will be debating hundreds of bills.  It is easier than ever to follow along and know what is going on up on the Hill. Here are 10 easy ways you can follow along with the legislative session, which also gives you info for some…

On Point, Jan 24, 2014

On today’s show, Michelle Mumford and I are joined by Traci Gunderson, formerly with the Utah Department of Commerce and currently with Draper City and Tami Pyfer, former chair of the Utah state school board and the newly appointed statewide Director of Education.

“On Point”, Utah’s first all-female political show

I had the opportunity today to record the first “On Point” show with Senator Deidre Henderson and Michelle Mumford.  We talked about corruption, transparency, dark money, funding roads and a bit about education. Check it out and tune in next week. I am really excited about this! I look forward to talking with many women…

John Swallow and “probable cause”

Today, the special counsel to the Lt. Governor presented their findings regarding potential election law violations to the House investigative committee.  From the opening statements, the testimony from Mr. Lalli, lead investigator, was disturbing but no longer surprising. Mr. Lalli outlined 5 areas of probable cause and then took the next couple of hours to…

Ending the ‘culture of corruption’ will take more than a resignation

Over the last year, I’ve talked a lot about the “culture of corruption” that the Attorney General has been steeped in.  I’ve mentioned before that some people within my own party have told me to “Sit down, shut up and stop rocking the boat.”  Not likely. Corruption is never OK. Cover-up is never OK.  Those…