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.
The House passed a bill Friday to create a state suicide prevention coordinator for the State Office of Education and require that the Division Substance Abuse and... Read more »
People gathered Friday at a rally at the state Capitol to encourage Gov. Gary Herbert to expand Medicaid in Utah. Several dozen people worked for weeks to connect... Read more »
A Senate committee endorsed a bill Friday that would create an independent ethics commission in the state's executive branch of government. Read more »
The so-called "constitutional carry" gun bill that allows weapons to be concealed without a permit passed the House Friday after being changed so a round can no longer... Read more »
The Senate Business and Labor committee endorsed a bill that would prevent police from citing a person who seeks medical help for an alcohol-induced emergency... Read more »
A state lawmaker wants to prohibit government entities, including the Utah Transit Authority, from contracting with lobbyists to represent them on Capitol Hill. Read more »
A legislative budget chairman offered what he called a "reality check" Thursday on finalizing the upcoming state budget, noting the actual revenues expected fall far... Read more »
The Utah Senate is expected to vote Friday on a controversial bill to create a board that would study moving the state prison and developing the land where it now sits... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he's not happy with the so-called "constitutional carry" bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit... Read more »
A plan to fund education with revenue from alcohol sales was cut short Thursday by representatives in the Utah House. Read more »
The Utah House took a step Thursday toward cleaning up Utah's air. Read more »
State lawmakers edged closer Thursday to making Utah a state where fault is considered in setting alimony following a divorce. Read more »
Multiple rural county sheriffs from Utah testified Thursday about the abusive use of police power by Bureau of Land Management rangers or forest protection officers... Read more »
Parents seeking a divorce in Utah may soon have another legal option when deciding how much time their children will spend with them. Read more »
A bill intended to stop lawmakers from taking a salary from a political action committee was approved unanimously Thursday by the Senate Government Operations and... Read more »
A bill to allow people 18 and older in dating relationships to obtain protective orders has advanced to the Utah Senate. Read more »
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