Utah Legislature 2013

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The Deseret News' coverage of the Utah Legislature 2013 will zero-in on effects more than process, keeping foremost in our coverage what matters to Utah families as we explore the issues that have the potential to impact your job, gas, schools and food.

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.

Utah to collect, keep demographic information on abortions

Abortion statistics will be part of the state record, according to a bill passed by the Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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46 lawmakers sign on as co-sponsors of suicide prevention bill

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 »

March 12, 2013

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'Zion curtain' will continue to stand in Utah restaurants for now

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 »

March 12, 2013

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Utah Legislature approves bill that covers oral chemotherapy

Cancer patients may now have additional options for treatment, as far as insurance coverage goes. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Utah Legislature adopts '66 by 2020' education goal

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 »

March 12, 2013

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'Robin Hood' school funding bill survives Senate, heads to House

A controversial proposal to redistribute the property taxes collected by local school districts narrowly cleared the Senate Monday after divisive debate. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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