Details of the much-anticipated new plan for Medicaid expansion from Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders will be rolled out Tuesday to lawmakers in closed-door meetings before being unveiled... Read more »
Utah lawmakers rounded out a rural lands tour by viewing the formations of the San Rafael Swell and learning of plans for a new national monument dedicated to the world's largest collection of... Read more »
Results from Envision Utah's survey show Utahns widely recognize education as an area that deserves additional investment, and most people are willing to pay more for a better educational program. Read more »
Local and national experts gathered Wednesday to address a Utah committee on the potential health impacts of medicinal marijuana. Read more »
Utah police agencies don't oppose statewide policies on the use of body cameras as long as they balance the interests of their officers and the public. Read more »
Lawmakers on Wednesday continued to discuss possibilities of changing how State School Board members are chosen after a stalemate of opinions stalled previous proposals in the 2015 Legislature. Read more »
The leaders of a legislative interim committee studying what should be done if a primary winner doesn't receive a majority of votes under a new nominating system said Wednesday political parties... Read more »
Three Utahns told lawmakers Wednesday that they are using marijuana, even though it is illegal in the state. Read more »
A new look at the economic impact of moving the Utah State Prison from Draper found that developing the site could generate between $557 million and some $2.7 billion, depending on what's built there. Read more »
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday began deliberating over a bill to replace the embattled federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, and Utah educators hope it will lead to greater local control. Read more »
Why is Rep. Jason Chaffetz pushing new legislation that would take more money from consumers, create new taxes for small businesses and propound new regulations to empower state tax collectors to... Read more »
The Charter School Funding Task Force met for the first time Wednesday to consider changes to the controversial way charters are funded in the state. Read more »
Buckle up. Starting Tuesday, police can pull over drivers who aren't wearing seat belts. The primary seat belt law is among 389 new Utah laws that take effect Tuesday. Read more »
By signing a bill that prohibits an all-out ban on wood burning, clean air advocates say Gov. Gary Herbert has thrown the Utah Division of Air Quality "under the bus." Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday signed a bill into law that will require Utah students to pass a citizenship naturalization test before receiving a high school diploma. Read more »
The baton for changing how Utah selects its State School Board is back in the hands of a federal judge. Read more »
It's a year of increase for education, with about $510 million in new money going to public schools. Lawmakers also approved a $75 million tax increase and bills to further technology use, improve... Read more »
Utah lawmakers gave terminally ill Utahns the "right to try" investigational drugs but rejected a medical cannabis measure and called for more study on a "death with dignity" proposal. Read more »
State lawmakers considered a handful of bills that would have delayed, undone or altered the 2014 Count My Vote initiative, but none of them lasted through the end of the 2015 Legislature. Read more »
Despite the work of a fourth-grade elementary class, the Utah Legislature rejected a bill that would designate the golden retriever as the official state domestic animal. Read more »
The Utah Legislature unanimously passed a bill Thursday night to expand death benefits to families of peace officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. Read more »
A bill requiring the full Legislature to vote on the site of a new state prison and create a new commission to oversee the move now awaits Gov. Gary Herbert’s consideration. Read more »
The House of Representatives presented Utah Honor Flight with a $35,000 check Thursday night. Read more »
The Utah Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would encourage greater government transparency by relaxing some of the state’s records laws. Read more »
A historic anti-discrimination and religious rights compromise and a monumental stalemate over Medicaid expansion will bring down the curtain late Thursday on the 2015 Utah Legislature. Read more »
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