September 28, 2003
Re "Pin Him Down on Pollution," editorial, Sept. 25: It matters little what former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt commits to in relation to the environment. Leavitt is a Utah extractionist and a utilitarian, and he will enforce only those policies that George W. Bush commands that he support. To say that former EPA Administrator Christie Whitman and Leavitt are both moderates is to paint with an awfully broad brush. Whitman's frustration over the Bush administration's constant, heavy-handed intrusion into her ability to implement common-sense environmental approaches led to her resignation, not her desire to spend more time with her family.
October 29, 2003 |
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, ending an effort by six senators to block the vote in protest of Bush administration environmental policies. The 88-8 vote came after a polarized two-day debate over the president's environmental record, which some Republicans praised as the best and some Democrats denounced as the worst.
December 6, 2005 |
Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt urged each state on Monday to prepare for the possibility of a deadly bird flu pandemic by holding its own planning summit within the next four months.
May 27, 2001 |
Juab County Atty. David Leavitt's recent prosecution of one of Utah's most notorious polygamists wasn't his first courtroom confrontation involving men with multiple wives. He has argued both sides of the fence, and been successful in convicting them and defending them. As a young public defender in 1993, Leavitt loaded himself for bear when he represented a polygamist. This was a 1st Amendment case, he'd argue.
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August 13, 2005 |
A "national conversation" is needed so that seniors and disabled people make wise decisions during the upcoming enrollment for the Medicare prescription drug program, the Bush administration's top health official said in Los Angeles this week. Relatives, doctors, clergy, pharmacists and caregivers should be prepared to sit down with Medicare recipients and go through benefits that will be offered through private insurers beginning Nov. 15, said Michael Leavitt, secretary of the U.S.
February 2, 2005 |
The Bush administration plans to confront state governments over Medicaid costs in an effort to slow the growth in federal spending on healthcare for the poor, disabled and elderly, Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said Tuesday. In a speech before a healthcare meeting here, Leavitt said Medicaid, the federal-state partnership to provide medical care for the needy, was "not financially sustainable."