Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
After 10 substitutions and multiple debates throughout the legislative session, a bill looking to regulate electronic cigarettes was extinguished late Thursday night... Read more »
Lawmakers took key steps on improving Utah's air quality by creating new programs, funding local research and providing tax-based incentives for clean cars. They... Read more »
The House voted 41-28 late Thursday night to pass a bill restricting cellphone use while driving. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert spent the last night of the 2014 Legislature Thursday celebrating his success in getting nearly all of his $13.3 billion passed —without a... Read more »
State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that clarifies how breathalyzer machines should be used in bars. Read more »
Lawmakers appropriated more than $240 million in additional funding to public and higher education during the 2014 legislative session. Read more »
The House and Senate reached agreement on a contentious bill late Thursday to safeguard Utahns' voter registration records. Read more »
Two bills the Utah Legislature passed Thursday aim to make political candidates and lobbyists more transparent. Read more »
The Utah Legislature passed a bill Thursday that creates a commission to begin the work of creating a school safety tip line. Read more »
Cities and counties would no longer be able to ban specific dog breeds under a bill the Utah Legislature passed Thursday. Read more »
Employers who hire homeless people will get tax credits, but lawmakers cracked down on panhandling on state roads, reflecting the mixed bag of legislation passed this... Read more »
Both chambers of the Utah Legislature voted Thursday in a favor of a bill that makes changes to the school grading system. Read more »
Children ages 2 to 9 who have autism spectrum disorders would be covered by health benefit plans beginning Jan. 1, 2016, under a bill approved Wednesday night by the... Read more »
The House passed a bill Wednesday creating a new commission to recommend where the Utah State Prison in Draper should be moved. Read more »
A last-minute battle is brewing on Utah's Capitol Hill over a planned 725-mile transmission line that crosses Utah. Legislation is proposing that the state can force... Read more »
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