News List

  • IN THE NEWS: Our View: Bishop right in fracking tiff
    Dec 5, 2013

    click here to view full editorial By Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner Score one for U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop in a battle with the feds. Our local U.S. House member took the National Park Service to task for its attempt to rely on an opinion piece, rather than scientific data, as evidence for alleged ... More
  • Bishop Attends ALEC Annual Policy Conference
    Dec 4, 2013

    Rep. Bishop Responding to a Question on Federalism Linda Upmeyer, ALEC National Chair, Introducing the Panel State Legislators Watching the Panel More
  • IN THE NEWS: Federalism, Red and Blue
    Sep 27, 2013

    By Adam Freedman Both Right and Left are telling Washington to back off. Summer 2013 In February 2013, Utah governor Gary Herbert canceled plans to establish a state-run exchange for individual health insurance, bringing to 34 the number of states opting out of that essential piece of the Affordable... More
  • IN THE NEWS: A-PLUS: A Conservative Alternative to NCLB
    Jun 25, 2013

    BY Lindsey Burke, Heritage Foundation On Thursday, lawmakers in both the House and the Senate introduced a conservative alternative to No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act (A-PLUS) would allow states to completely opt out of the programs that fall under NCLB ... More
  • IN THE NEWS: Federalism (i.e. competition) Works!
    Jun 13, 2013

    By Michael Carnuccio The Liberty Foundation of Oklahoma People thrive on competition. We should apply the relevant adjective “competitive” to the abiding concept “federalism” to illuminate the inherent advantage of a truly federal system of government. Like so many of the ideas ensh... More
  • MN counties brace for ‘not so Affordable Care Act’
    May 1, 2013

    By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota ANOKA, Minn. — After years of rhetoric and rulings out of Washington, D.C., reality is hitting home as Minnesota counties scramble to implement and pay for what one frustrated county board leader calls the “not so Affordable Care Act” for local property taxpayers... More
  • IN THE NEWS: Christina Corieri: States Can Save Taxpayers $609 Billion
    Apr 30, 2013

    By CHRISTINA CORIER, Wall Street Journal [read online here] As the battle over Medicaid expansion rages in the states, supporters of expansion have dusted off an age-old favorite in making the case for taking federal dollars. They say: If our state doesn't take the money, those dollars will go to so... More
  • State Forests Management Superior to Federal Forests for Job Creation, Revenue Production, Local Economies and Fire Prevention
    Feb 26, 2013

    WASHINGTON – Today the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held a hearing examining, “State Forest Management: A Model for Promoting Healthy Forests, Rural Schools and Jobs.” The hearing was an opportunity to hear from state leaders, local land managers and timber experts... More
  • IN THE NEWS: Utah's Bishop warns against a presidential designation for N.M.'s Rio Grande
    Dec 18, 2012

    Phil Taylor, E&E News A leading House Republican yesterday urged the president to exercise caution before designating a national monument to protect a rugged river gorge in northern New Mexico, arguing that the area is under no immediate threat of development. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), chairman of t... More
  • TASK FORCE BILL OF THE WEEK: H.R. 3994, the Grant Return for Deficit Reduction Act
    Apr 24, 2012

    In Fiscal Year 2011, the federal government sent states and localities $542 billion through approximately 1,000 different federal grant programs. States and localities returned close to $3.7 billion in unspent awarded grants back to the federal government. This unspent grant money is typically retur... More