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 »
There was no deal on Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion in the 2015 Legislature, but the governor promised Thursday he and legislative leaders will come up with a... Read more »
The Utah Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the statute of limitations for lawsuits against perpetrators of child sexual abuse. Read more »
Legislation that came to the Senate on Wednesday as a bill to make State School Board elections nonpartisan left as one effectively identical to its competitor, a bill calling for partisan elections. Read more »
The Legislature passed two bills Wednesday that seek to improve safety for students in the classroom. Read more »
The House on Wednesday approved a bill that would generate $75 million in revenue by increasing Utah's basic property tax rate to equalize funding for schools. Read more »
Lawmakers advanced two bills Wednesday that lawmakers say will strengthen parental rights in the education of their children. Read more »
The Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would clarify that a person is guilty of prostitution when not only engaging in sexual activity with another for money, but also for trade of goods. Read more »
In what many called a historic moment, the Utah Legislature passed two bills late Wednesday dealing with religious freedom and protections against discrimination of LGBT Utahns in housing and... Read more »
A bill to make cockfighting a felony in Utah passed the Utah Legislature on Wednesday. Read more »
The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill Tuesday that would provide salary increases for some math, science, computer and special education teachers. Read more »
There's a deal in the works in the ongoing back-and-forth between the House and the Senate over Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. Read more »
The Utah House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday to encourage the employment of Utah workers to build the new state prison. Read more »
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