Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Based on our grass-roots efforts, Deseret News editors have identified five key issues that matter to Utah families. These issues include early childhood education, college and career readiness, economic development, health care and well-being, and intergenerational poverty.
These issues are often interrelated and essential to continued prosperity. We present those issues to you with a promise that our legislative coverage will center on those things that matter most to you.
After nine years of attempts to pass similar legislation, the Utah Legislature passed a bill that enables Utahns 18 and older who are abused or threatened in dating... Read more »
The House approved the latest version of a bill taking the first steps to relocating the Utah State Prison on Thursday that no longer includes a prohibition against... Read more »
A substituted bill requiring law enforcement to delete data scanned on license plate readers passed 24-0 Thursday in the Senate. Read more »
A bill to change the way Utah's public schools are graded was approved by the Legislature on Thursday after narrowly passing the House in a 38-36 vote amid concerns of... Read more »
A bill that would modify the insurance code regarding uninsured and underinsured motorists passed unanimously Tuesday in the House. Read more »
State lawmakers will rush to change a law Thursday that allows the attorney general to investigate himself when a resident alleges violations of the Utah elections code. Read more »
The House passed a bill Wednesday that would allow Questar Gas to recover up to $5 million annually from ratepayers to cover the utility’s investments to... Read more »
Both chambers of the Utah Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that funds and requires the administration of a college readiness assessment, such as the ACT or SAT, for... Read more »
A bill reauthorizing a task force to create a statewide action plan that assists veterans to adjust to civilian society passed 68-7 Wednesday in the House. Read more »
The House passed a bill Wednesday to offer tax credits for vehicles that run on cleaner burning fuels. Read more »
With a final Utah Senate vote tallied Wednesday, courts will be able to consider fault when awarding alimony after a divorce. Read more »
Individuals who apply for child care licenses in Utah will be subject to an additional background check, thanks to a bill that passed through the Senate on Wednesday. Read more »
A bill that would establish the Federal Funds Commission to prepare a plan to address potential federal fund reductions passed 59-14 in the House Wednesday. Read more »
A bill marking the next step in relocating the Utah State Prison from Draper passed the House on Wednesday, but not before lawmakers eliminated the possibility that a... Read more »
A bill to create a one-stop shop online for all of a student's available performance data cleared the Utah Legislature Wednesday after a narrow victory in the House. Read more »
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