Lisa Riley Roche
Lisa Riley Roche covers politics for the Deseret News/KSL news division, producing content for the newspaper, the TV and radio stations, and both deseretnews.com and ksl.com. She has been a reporter for more than 25 years, including more than 20 years at the Deseret News. Her assignments have included serving as the lead reporter on the 2002 Winter Olympics and covering Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential bid in Iowa and other states. Roche was born and raised in Las Vegas and graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in communications studies. She has taught a course in reporting at the University of Utah and has won numerous awards for her work, including a 2011 USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism special commendation for investigative reporting with KSL-TV's John Daley.
Mar 16, 2019 6:45 pm MDT2019 legislative session's over, but work continues on tax reform in Utah The 2019 Legislature may be over, but lawmakers will continue to work on a tax reform plan that could include taxing services, restoring the full sales tax on food purchases or a statewide property tax hike.
Mar 14, 2019 11:44 pm MDTUtah lawmakers racked up results – but not on tax reform during the 2019 Legislature Lawmakers took on tough tasks during the 45-day legislative session that ended Thursday night, and racked up results on big issues including limiting Medicaid expansion and enshrining hate crimes penalties.
Mar 11, 2019 11:27 am MDTUtah House, Senate 'trying to avoid turmoil' in ongoing budget impasse With just three days left in the legislative session, House and Senate Republican leaders remain divided over a House plan to withhold $400 million in spending until tax reform is approved in a special session.
Mar 8, 2019 8:53 pm MSTUtah House Republicans calling for 'scaled-back' budget until tax reform done, despite $1.1 billion surplus House Republicans are pushing a plan to scale back the state budget by withholding some $400 million of the $1.1 billion budget surplus until lawmakers pass a tax reform bill later this year in a special session.