Monthly Archives: April 2008

Insider And Opposition Parties In The Utah Legislature

Most roll call votes in the Utah legislature are unanimous. Votes are held for show on easy issues while our representatives chat with each other and lobbyists. That’s okay — it’s their job. But on the controversial votes where not … Continue reading

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Rebecca Walsh Link

Thanks to Rebecca Walsh of the Salt Lake Tribune for the link to Brian’s Utah Weblog. She noted my ratings of the partisanship of the Utah legislature these past few sessions. Here are a few links to those posts. 2008 … Continue reading

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Salt Lake County Democratic Convention

Lots of fun was had at the Salt Lake County Democratic convention. Turnout was good. Lots of candidates for national delegate positions were working the halls to build up support. They’ll be chosen in two weeks. The women candidates for … Continue reading

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What To Watch For At The Democratic Convention

The Salt Lake County Democratic Convention is tomorrow at 1:00 pm at Jordan High School.  There will be the usual business and speeches.  A new chair will be appointed, almost certainly Vice Chair Weston Clark.  A new vice chair to … Continue reading

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Utah's Final Superdelegate Could Reverse The Will Of The Voters

Democratic National Convention delegates fall into many categories — DNC members, pledged and unpledged elected officials, pledged district and at large delegates, alternates, and add-on delegates. Nearly the last of these to be picked in most states are the add-on … Continue reading

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Community Council Discusses Why Your Taxes Are About To Rise

I enjoyed another informative community council meeting tonight. If you’re in Salt Lake City or another city around Utah with community councils, you should go to your meetings, too. Salt Lake County has them in unincorporated areas, also. My local … Continue reading

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DNCC Comes To Town

The DNCC came to Salt Lake City to make us feel involved in the nominating convention in Denver coming up in August. The event was at 11:00 AM on Friday but even so turnout was suspiciously packed with elected officials.  … Continue reading

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Graphical Analysis Of The 2008 Utah Senate

Here’s a new tool I’ve been working on for data analysis stuffed full of political intrigue. This is a chart of the 2008 Utah Senate. Each senator attracts the others based on how often the two agreed on non-unanimous roll … Continue reading

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How To Appoint Yourself A Pet Legislator

In 2006 Rep. Jeff Alexander (R-Provo) decided to retire. But he made the decision after the filing deadline so there was no other Republican to run for his seat. He left his name on the ballot and, since they haven’t … Continue reading

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Analyzing The Utah Legislature: Roll Call Partisanship 2008 — Senate

The final installment of this series for now is the 2008 Senate partisan ratings. Background was explained in this post. The legislators on the 50 partisan votes of 2008 Utah Senate, Representative Party D Votes R Votes Missed Votes Democratic … Continue reading

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