Posts From Richard Jaussi

Richard Jaussi
Richard Jaussi 32 posts

Richard is a political junkie. He teaches Political Science and US Constitution courses at a University. Richard can be found reading books on American history and politics. He resides in Utah County with his wife, 4 kids, and Frodo (their dog). You can reach him at

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Speaker Hughes is no Boehner

I have been watching with interest the discussion on Medicaid expansion.  Michael Jolley did a great piece on how it hurts the most vulnerable.   This week we saw the

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Utah County GOP Chair decides not to discuss Greg Graves’ use of Ashley Madison

Tonight the Utah County GOP Executive Committee met and sources say that Chairman Craig Frank cut off debate to allow a resolution against Commissioner Greg Graves’ use of Ashley Madison. Previously

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Write-in candidate Bill Freeze: Why I was tough on Greg Graves

Former Utah County Commissioner candidate Bill Freeze issued the following statement:   Greg Graves admits to spending over $500 on Ashley Madison website. – As most of you know I

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Utah County Commissioner not completely truthful in Ashley Madison admission

On Tuesday I broke the story about Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves and his use of the website Ashley Madison. Graves was candid in his admission of using the site.

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Utah County Commissioner admits to using Ashley Madison, but denies having affair

Have you heard of the website Ashley Madison? According to its website “Ashley Madison is the online personals & dating destination for casual encounters, married dating, discreet encounters and extramarital

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EPA pollutes?

I am really frustrated for the citizens of the Four Corners area.   Their water sources look yucky.   Yellow water looks like something out of the Simpsons.   Yellow

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4th of July

I love this country. I love the 4th of July. I love the parades, the BBQs, and spending time with family. But those are not the reasons we celebrate the

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Ronald Reagan’s words are still current

Ronald Reagan passed away 11 years ago this past week.  I am a big fan of Ronald Reagan – my oldest daughter’s middle name is Reagan.  I have been reading

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I like Mike!

The mainstream media in Utah was giddy last October to see that Senator Mike Lee’s approval numbers were around 40 percent. Remember this was around the time of the government

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Dirty air in the Utah Clean Air Caucus

In 2014 there was a new caucus in the Utah Legislature – a bipartisan “Clean Air Caucus.”  There is no official list of who the members are, but through some