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.
A bill that would fine teen drivers a maximum of $25 for talking on the phone was passed by the Senate Wednesday. Read more »
Utah's public schools will see the largest funding increase in years under the terms of a revised budget that unanimously passed the House of Representatives... Read more »
Despite protests that "roughhousing" teens could be subject to court orders, the Utah Senate gave final passage to a bill that enables Utahns 18 and older who are... Read more »
The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill enshrining the Utah Marriage Commission in state law. Read more »
New homes won't be as drafty and utility costs will be lower after Utah lawmakers unanimously signed off on the first substantial revision of new home construction... Read more »
The state driver's license division may issue temporary IDs under a bill that was passed Tuesday by the Utah Senate. Read more »
A bill that would fine minors as much as $50 for talking on the phone while driving failed 11-13 Tuesday in the Senate. Read more »
Abortion statistics will be part of the state record, according to a bill passed by the Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday. Read more »
In a display of bipartisan support, 46 representatives — both Republicans and Democrats — have joined as co-sponsors of a bill that requires parental... Read more »
The so-called "Zion curtain" that shields diners from liquor displays and alcohol dispensing in Utah restaurants won't be coming down anytime soon. Read more »
Cancer patients may now have additional options for treatment, as far as insurance coverage goes. Read more »
An eight-year goal to increase the number of adults in the state with a postsecondary education was officially adopted Tuesday by the Utah Legislature. Read more »
A controversial proposal to redistribute the property taxes collected by local school districts narrowly cleared the Senate Monday after divisive debate. Read more »
The Utah Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to a controversial bill that would allow people to carry concealed guns without a permit. Read more »
A bill aimed at stopping political appointees in the state's elected executive offices, including the attorney general's office, was approved Tuesday by the House. Read more »
What could have been a tense protest was instead an event of celebration as students, parents, teachers and business leaders filled the Capitol rotunda Monday night to... Read more »
A bill that would have taxed tobacco candies that arent yet sold in Utah failed 29-44 in the House Monday. Read more »
A bill to establish a state-level earned income tax narrowly passed in the Utah House of Representatives on Monday evening, advancing to the Senate by a vote of 41-30. Read more »
Other than a resolution acknowledging the widespread issue, there isn't any pending legislation affecting Alzheimer's patients or their families in Utah this year.... Read more »
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