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 the line to make connections... Read more »
Members of the Senate voted Thursday to approve $20 million for the STEM Action Center, which coordinates science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the state. Read more »
Lawmakers voted Thursday to extend the Education Task Force for another year. The task force is comprised of leadership from both the House and Senate and meets throughout the year to discuss... Read more »
State lawmakers approved a law that would allow police in Utah to collect DNA samples from people booked into jail on any felony charge. Read more »
A bill allowing hemp oil extract in Utah for treatment of seizures related to epilepsy is now on its way to the governor's office for consideration. Read more »
Members of the Utah House voted Thursday in favor of a bill that provides funding for low-income students to take Advanced Placement tests. 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 »
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 House. Read more »
The Utah Senate voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that creates a public-private partnership to provide high-quality preschool to low-income and at-risk children. Read more »
Cory Wride's family and colleagues visited the Capitol on Wednesday as the Legislature honored the Utah County sheriff's sergeant killed in the line of duty earlier this year. Read more »
A bill that would provide performance-based sales tax rebates to the developer of a convention hotel in Salt Lake City passed both houses of the Utah Legislature on Wednesday. Read more »
In response to a revealing audit of USTAR last year, the House and Senate have passed a bill that would set certain requirements for the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative governing... Read more »
Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, R-Monroe, was "stable and doing well" after leaving the Capitol on a stretcher Wednesday afternoon, according to statement from the lawmaker's family. Read more »
Members of the Utah House gave final approval on Wednesday to budget amendments that add $168 million in additional funding to Utah's public schools. Read more »
Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee are asking the federal government to reimburse Utah for paying to reopen national parks during last year's partial government shutdown. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert made it clear Tuesday he's not waiting around for lawmakers to make a decision about Medicaid expansion, announcing he's sending staff to Washington, D.C., next week to start... Read more »
Utahns with epilepsy are on the home stretch for being allowed to use non-intoxicating hemp oil extract from marijuana plants to treat seizures. Read more »
The Utah House on Tuesday voted in favor of a bill that excludes home-schooled children from statewide education requirements. Read more »
The Utah Senate voted down a bill Tuesday that would require city leaders to demonstrate revenue equity before initiating a school district split. Read more »
With just two days remaining for the 2014 Utah Legislature, lawmakers, lobbyists and other members of the public were hard at work conducting the state's business at the state Capitol on Tuesday. Read more »
Victims of sexual assault may soon receive improved communication from law enforcement about their cases. Read more »
A Cedar City doctor says in a lawsuit that a state senator bought his stock in a medical devices company last fall knowing it would be worth much more when the business sold a few months later. Read more »
Members of the Utah Senate voted on Tuesday to advance a bill that would provide public school students with instruction on child sexual abuse prevention. Read more »
Candidates running for state office will still be allowed to take campaign contributions of any size, after legislation to set limits was killed in the House Monday night with a 35-38 vote. Read more »
The Utah House voted Monday in favor of a bill that allows the State School Board to restrict the state funding of a local school district that receives unapproved grants from the federal government. Read more »
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