Spencer Cox

Utah policy does not allow U.S.-born children whose parents are of mixed status to apply for federal childcare subsidies — which is potentially risking millions in federal dollars allocated to the state for childcare subsidies for low-income children.   


Eighteen thousand Utah children qualify for federal financial childcare assistance. According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the state distributes nearly $100 million in federal childcare subsidies to eligible families each year. 



On Wednesday, Governor Spencer Cox announced the discontinuation of three Federal Unemployment programs initiated last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Park City attorney Thomas Jacobson has been reappointed to serve another four-year term on the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage control board. 


He will be joined by two new female members of the DABC, Jennifer Tarazon and Natalie Randall, if they are confirmed by the state Senate.


Thomas Jacobson was first appointed to serve on the DABC board in 2017. With the new nominees, five of the seven control board members would be women.


Courtesy Oakley City Website

Citing Gov. Spencer Cox’s declaration of a drought emergency, on April 14 the Oakley City Council passed a moratorium on culinary water usage for water features in town including ponds and outdoor pools.


The ordinance halts the use of culinary water for all indoor or outdoor water features that don’t have a culinary purpose including ponds, lakes, outdoor pools and waterfalls.


Utah’s new governor, Spencer Cox, is putting a priority on the state’s rural areas and its small towns, according to Francis Mayor Byron Ames.

The Mayor gave his impressions to KPCW after a phone conversation last week with the Governor.  

We asked Mayor Ames if rural Utah has been neglected by state government.   

U.S. Forest Service

Utah’s congressional delegation isn’t happy with one of President Joe Biden’s first acts as president – ordering the Department of the Interior to review the boundaries and conditions of the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monument. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.


Summit County

The Summit County Public Health Department receives about 350 COVID-19 vaccines a week. That may change in the months ahead as more companies come online. But for now, there's a pecking order that will reflect state and CDC guidelines.

Peterson and Cox Campaigns

The Democratic and Republican candidates for Utah Governor released a series of joint public service announcements on Tuesday to promote civility, acceptance of election results, and a peaceful transition of power ahead of election day on November 3rd.


It’s election season and we’ve all seen a lot of political ads. On TV, social media, radio, and billboards, candidates are eager to tell voters about their accomplishments and occasionally attack their opponents.


Utah Debate Comission

The Utah Debate Commission held its gubernatorial debate between Democrat Chris Peterson and Republican Lt. Governor Spencer Cox Tuesday night. The debate was a largely cordial affair but there were still some stark differences between the candidates.


Although Chris Peterson and Lt. Governor Spencer Cox managed to agree on a number of issues in Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate, education amid the COVID-19 pandemic was not one of them.


KPCW Radio

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox visited the Christian Center of Park City Monday, as part of his tour of all 248 cities and towns in Utah for his 2020 gubernatorial campaign. 

Even with more than 100 ballots still uncounted from last month's primary election, and one of the major state races just votes apart, Utah's Lt. Governor says his hands are tied and the votes will not be counted.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

While the Future in Review or FiRe Conference  has brought in some of the best and brightest from around the world, it also brought Utah's Lt. Governor to town. Leslie Thatcher has more.

In Park City on Tuesday for a meeting, Utah Lt. Governor Spence Cox and Summit County Democratic party chair Glenn Wright weighed in on the arrests of the former State Attorneys General. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Cox Sworn In As Utah Lieutenant Governor

Oct 16, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Spencer Cox has been sworn in as Utah's new lieutenant governor, becoming the the eighth person to hold the office.

Cox took the oath of office at the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after his appointment was approved by the Senate. 

Gov. Gary Herbert selected Cox to replace Greg Bell, who is stepping down to return to the private sector. 

Cox was a freshman Republican lawmaker, attorney and telecommunications executive from Fairview, a small town in Central Utah.