Becky Lockhart is serious about her bid to become the state superintendent but isn't ruling out a run for governor
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 »
After Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill Monday spelling out a deal between lawmakers and backers of Count My Vote, the group announced an end to the initiative petition drive to change the state's... Read more »
A state senator will attempt to revive a bill intended to launch an interstate compact to share putative father registries. The bill was killed by a House committee Friday after readily passing the Senate earlier in the legislative... Read more »
Posters, videos and bumper stickers were chosen as winners of the Students Who Care About Air Clean Air Anti-Idling competition. The masterminds behind the 19 winning projects were honored at the... Read more »
The Utah House narrowly passed a bill Monday that would establish tax credits for employers who hire homeless people. HB140, sponsored by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, passed on a 38-36 vote. Read more »
A person openly carrying a gun without criminal intent would not be grounds for a disorderly conduct charge under a bill the Utah House passed Monday. Read more »
Wind and solar power, as well as electric cars, were featured Monday as part of the first Clean Energy Business Day at the state Capitol. An exhibit featured Utah projects, as well as leading solar... Read more »
The Utah Senate passed a partial Medicaid expansion plan Monday that also gives Gov. Gary Herbert the ability to seek a federal block grant to pay for the proposal he rolled out last month. But GOP... Read more »
There is no money for House Speaker Becky Lockhart's education technology initiative in the budget deal worked out over the weekend with Senate leaders that moved forward Monday in the Legislature. Read more »
An hourslong hearing was held before the Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday morning to determine the judicial validity of a state decision to an oil sands mine in eastern Utah. Critics of that decision... Read more »
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