Recent Articles by Lisa Riley Roche
Published: Friday, February 12, 2016 5:20 pm MST
A bill adding a tax to e-cigarettes that would be used to pay for rural health care needs was introduced Friday, but the sponsor acknowledges it will be a hard sell to the Utah Legislature.
Published: Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:51 pm MST
Gov. Gary Herbert announced that an independent review is underway in response to crimes committed by parolees who walked away from a halfway house, pledging that any "derelict" employees will be fired. Two cor...
Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 8:13 pm MST
A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday.
Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:28 pm MST
A bill that would have allowed Utahns to wait to circulate a referendum petition until after the governor takes action on legislation failed by a close vote Wednesday in the House.
Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 7:59 pm MST
Even though the Utah State Prison won't be relocated until after a new facility expected to be completed by mid-2020 is ready, legislation was introduced Tuesday related to developing the current site in Draper...
Published: Monday, February 8, 2016 7:52 pm MST
The sponsor of a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana says The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' opposition to the legislation does not necessarily doom its passage.
Published: Saturday, February 6, 2016 4:00 pm MST
Utahns are going to get their turn next month to vote in the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination race, but not in a traditional primary election.
Published: Saturday, February 6, 2016 3:30 pm MST
Two weeks into the 2016 Utah Legislature, majority House Republicans have not held a closed caucus. But the majority GOP Senate has held four closed-door caucuses per business as usual.
Published: Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:55 pm MST
Tax revenues may be falling short of projections, leaving less money to spend this session, members of the House GOP caucus were warned Thursday.
Published: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:28 pm MST
A House Democratic leader wants voters to be able to answer a nonbinding "opinion question" on the November ballot about whether the state should accept Medicaid expansion to provide health care to low-income U...