Utah Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund left the hospital Tuesday after experiencing heart failure last week during the legislative session. 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 reforms remain allusive as funds... 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 instruction in math and reading... Read more »
House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, started the 2014 Legislature swinging, but by the end of the session she'd dropped both her signature education technology initiative and Medicaid expansion... Read more »
Upholding a federal judge's decision to strike down Utah's marriage law would be a "judicial wrecking ball" hurtled at state sovereignty, lawyers for Utah told a federal appeals court late Friday. Read more »
After 10 substitutions and multiple debates throughout the legislative session, a bill looking to regulate electronic cigarettes was extinguished late Thursday night after a "mad dash" to push it... Read more »
Lawmakers pass bill requiring complaints by parents be reviewed, posted by State Office of Education
A bill requiring a parent review committee to field complaints on curriculum was narrowly approved by lawmakers in the final minutes of the 2014 legislative session. Read more »
The House voted 41-28 late Thursday night to pass a bill restricting cellphone use while driving. 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 directed more than $3 million in... 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 controversial and costly... 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 »
Cockfighting still won't be a felony in Utah after the House and Senate failed to come up with a compromise in the last hour of the legislative session. 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 year affecting vulnerable Utahns. 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 »
State lawmakers approved legislation that will spur the development of a convention center hotel adjacent to Salt Palace Convention Center and pause most annexations and incorporations in... Read more »
After a 67-0 vote in the House Thursday, the governor will consider a bill that would give judges another factor when determining child custody. Read more »
A bill defining any school employee as a person in a "position of special trust" and subject to criminal action for sexual contact with a student was approved Thursday by the Legislature. Read more »
Amidst concerns of privacy, the House passed on to the governor a bill that would require police obtain a warrant to use unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones. Read more »
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