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Bill banning powdered alcohol clears full House

The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would outlaw powdered alcohol mixes. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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House passes bill to regulate e-cigarettes onto Senate

The Utah House passed a bill Friday that would tighten regulations on e-cigarette products, including measures to ensure the contents of the cigarettes’ liquids do not stray from what is printed on their labels. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Lawmakers scuffle over bills to tighten police body camera, surveillance rules

A House committee pulled back on the progress of two bills Monday that would place new requirements on law enforcement regarding body cameras and surveillance technology. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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House narrowly passes fix to Count My Vote compromise

The House narrowly passed a bill Monday that would allow political parties to pick a primary winner in cases where no candidate gets more than 40 percent of the vote. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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House plays keep-away from Senate with Healthy Utah alternative

The wrangling over Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative for Medicaid expansion continued Monday, with House leaders apparently trying to avoid a Senate hearing on their scaled-down version... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Utah Senate narrowly defeats medical marijuana bill

Utah's dance with medical marijuana ended Monday, at least for now. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Educators rally expressing dissatisfaction with proposed funding for schools

In the three days that remain of the legislative session, educators hope lawmakers will boost classroom dollars through a 6.25 percent increase to the weighted pupil unit, or WPU, an... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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House approves bill naming portion of I-15 after late speaker, Becky Lockhart

A bill naming a portion of I-15 for the late House speaker, Becky Lockhart, was approved unanimously Monday by the House. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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House passes bill to outlaw tattoos for minors under 14

The full House passed a bill Monday that would prohibit the tattooing of minors younger than age 14, with or without parent permission. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Off the table for now in Utah, wood smoke regulations fuel fights elsewhere in U.S.

Several states are fighting back over new EPA regulations aimed at wood stoves. In Utah, the smoke has not even begun to clear over a proposed ban on seasonal residential wood burning. An... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Higher ed performance funding bill gets unanimous Senate approval

Utah lawmakers unanimously approved a bill Monday that would link new money for higher education to each institution's performance in metrics focused on student success. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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House, Senate pass competing bills to raise Utah gas tax

State lawmakers passed competing proposals to raise Utah's gas tax Monday. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Lawmakers, educators consider consequences of opting children out of testing

Lawmakers recommended a bill Monday to clarify parents' right to opt their children out of statewide tests in school, but educators worry how assessment scores and school funding could be affected... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Committee recommends partisan State School Board bill for House debate

Lawmakers took another step Monday toward deciding on a method to select members of the Utah State Board of Education. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Utah House panel endorses bill banning powdered alcohol

State lawmakers took the first step toward outlawing powdered alcohol mixes Monday. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Groups split over bill letting state workers opt out of performing gay marriages

Advocacy groups say a new bill that would let government workers opt out of performing gay marriages undermines compromise legislation that aims to balance nondiscrimination and religious freedom. Read more »

March 7, 2015

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Utah Senate passes anti-bias, religious freedom bill

The state Senate approved a bill Friday that seeks to balance religious freedom and protections for LGBT Utahns aganst discrimination in the workplace and housing. Read more »

March 6, 2015

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Panel OKs bill allowing divorcing parents online option for mandatory course

State law may soon provide more flexibility for Utah parents who are filing for divorce and are required to complete a mandatory divorce course. Read more »

March 6, 2015

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Bill requiring full Legislature to vote on new prison site passes committee

A bill requiring the full Legislature to vote on the site of a new state prison and creating a new commission to oversee the move that includes the executive branch was approved Friday by a House... Read more »

March 6, 2015

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House committee rejects class size reduction bill

Concerns over accountability, funding calculations and apparent complacency with allocated funds prompted the House Education Committee to reject a bill to increase school funding to reduce class... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Lawmakers propose big increase for education in new budget

State lawmakers got closer Thursday to finalizing a new budget after House and Senate Republicans settled on a big increase for public education and other spending. Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Should Utah high schoolers be required to take four years of math?

The House Education Committee unanimously approved a resolution Thursday urging education leaders to require students take four years of math in high school, unless they can demonstrate adequate... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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'Death with dignity' bill put on hold for further study

After hearing emotional testimony on both sides of the proposed Utah Death with Dignity Act, the House Health and Human Services Committee voted Thursday to refer the issue to interim study. Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Bill requires county clerks to provide person to perform same-sex marriages

A bill filed Thursday would require county clerks' offices to make someone available to solemnize same-sex marriages, while at the same time accommodating workers who might object for religious... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Gov. Herbert: 'Fight goes on' for Healthy Utah

Gov. Gary Herbert pledged Thursday that "the fight goes on" for his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion in the final days of the 2015 Legislature. Read more »

March 5, 2015

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