Utah Legislature 2014

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

During the 2014 legislative session, many issues will vie for attention. However, the Deseret News has chosen five areas of legislative coverage we feel are of particular importance and concern. These areas are air quality, liquor laws, education, intergenerational poverty and economic development.

These issues are often interrelated and essential to continued prosperity. We present these issues to you with a promise that our legislative coverage will center on the things that matter most to you.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen foresees continued low borrowing rates

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is improving but noted that the job market remains "far from satisfactory" and inflation still... Read more »

May 7, 2014

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Lawmakers say they made strides but need to look to the future

After what House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, called an "intense" 45-day legislative session, Utah lawmakers are already looking forward to what's next. Read more »

March 17, 2014

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Utah lawmakers stand pat on liquor laws

State lawmakers stood pat on liquor laws this year, though there was some talk of removing the so-called Zion Curtain in Utah restaurants. Read more »

March 15, 2014


New legislation contributes to education goals, but major reforms remain out of reach

Education officials believe the actions by lawmakers will advance the state's goals of increased grade-level proficiency and college degree completion. But major... Read more »

March 15, 2014


New steps taken to break the cycle of poverty

In three years, Sen. Stuart Reid has guided an effort to address intergeneration poverty from the research stage to tapping state and federal funds for after-school... Read more »

March 15, 2014


E-cigarette bill vaporized when time in legislative session ran out

After 10 substitutions and multiple debates throughout the legislative session, a bill looking to regulate electronic cigarettes was extinguished late Thursday night... Read more »

March 14, 2014

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