About 60 dogs - mostly pit bulls or mixes - and their owners walked around the grounds to raise awareness.
In response to complaints about switching clocks back and forth for daylight saving time, the House voted 54-14 to pass a bill requiring the Governor's Office of Economic Development to hold a... Read more »
Even as Utah's governor lays out his albeit unique plan to cover uninsured Utahns, the quality of life for some of those 130,000 people still hangs in the balance. Read more »
Cities would be blocked from creating a new high-revenue school district under the terms of a bill approved Thursday by the Utah House. Read more »
Utahns are being encouraged to give 100 hours of service in 2014, which Gov. Gary Herbert has declared a "A Year of Service in Utah." Read more »
Elizabeth Smart, Deondra Brown on hand to watch as child sexual abuse prevention bill passes House with applause
Elizabeth Smart and Deondra Brown looked up to watch the votes roll in on a bill that would allow elementary schools to teach child sexual abuse prevention to students, parents and teachers. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert offered his own "Utah solution" to Medicaid expansion Thursday, calling for a new state-run program that would be paid for through a block grant from the federal government. Read more »
Both chambers of the Utah Legislature have passed a bill that gives enrollment preference to the grandchildren of a charter school founder. Read more »
A Utah lawmaker believes he has found a voluntary way for people to contribute to efforts aimed at cleaning up the dirty air in the state, but critics of his measure say he is proposing to tax... Read more »
Members of the Senate Education Committee voted in favor of a bill Thursday that would set aside 311 as a phone line for students to report unsafe, violent or criminal activities. Read more »
A House committee endorsed two election reform bills Thursday that grew out of the scandal that pushed former Utah Attorney General John Swallow from office last year. Read more »
Members of the Senate Education Committee on Thursday voted in favor of a resolution that would give the governor and Senate confirmation power over the State School Board's selection of a state... Read more »
The so-called "goblin toppling" bill was heard Wednesday by a panel of lawmakers who narrowly voted to hold the bill. Despite some who wanted more discussion on HB68, other lawmakers said the bill... Read more »
A dozen LGBT representatives and their families presented their experiences living in Utah to a small crowd of sympathetic legislators on both sides of the aisle Wednesday. Read more »
Senate Republicans held a rare evening caucus Wednesday to continue discussing a federally-funded Medicaid expansion plan expected to be similar to what Gov. Gary Herbert will unveil later this week. Read more »
A legislative committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow cities and counties the flexibility of putting a transit tax increase on the ballot for voter approval. The increase could fund... Read more »
Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, released a bill Wednesday that wouldn't prohibit adults from talking on cellphones while driving, but it could change how they handle all types of electronic... Read more »
Members of the House Education Committee advanced a bill that would dramatically increase the number of digital learning devices in Utah public schools. Read more »
A bill proposing to treat alcohol distilleries in Utah the same as wineries and breweries ran dry in a House committee Wednesday. Read more »
A parent intentionally exposing a child to pornography could soon be used as a factor in determining child custody, according to a new bill being introduced in the Utah Senate. Read more »
Utah's growing diverse communities will have an opportunity to learn about the functions of elected lawmakers on March 7, during the second annual Utah Diversity Day at the Capitol. Read more »
The court filing is in response to the state's appeal of a U.S. District Court decision last December that struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. Read more »
Senate Republicans are considering a proposal to partially expand Medicaid with available federal dollars, putting them at odds with the House GOP, which wants to reject the money. Read more »
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About 60 dogs — mostly pit bulls or mixes — and their owners walked around the grounds of the capitol on Sunday to raise awareness about House Bill 97, which would prohibit a... Read more »
A bill to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes in Utah was shelved by a Senate committee Friday, leaving the state lawmaker behind the effort "perplexed." Read more »
Shouts of "SB100, now is the time" filled the Capitol rotunda Wednesday as advocates gathered to promote anti-discrimination in employment and housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender... Read more »
Plans to finalize the state budget once again were scrapped Friday as the Legislature's GOP majority continued to struggle to settle on how much to give House Speaker Becky Lockhart's education... Read more »
A Senate committee unanimously recommended a contingency plan for managing federal facilities, should something like the partial government shutdown in 2013 happen again. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert has threatened to veto a controversial education technology initiative from House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, unless the price tag is cut from $200 million to no more than... Read more »
Utah lawmakers are talking about daylight saving time again but not with an eye toward getting rid of the twice-yearly time switch. Read more »
A Democratic plan to take the full Medicaid expansion available under the Affordable Care Act surfaced Wednesday as the Legislature's GOP majority remained split over competing proposals from their... Read more »
A stretch of highway in western Utah County would bear the name of Sgt. Cory Wride who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year under a proposal in the Legislature. Read more »
In a split 3-3 vote, members of the Senate Education Committee failed to advance a bill that would create direct, nonpartisan elections for members of the State School Board. Read more »
A bill before state lawmakers would put on hold governance changes in unincorporated Salt Lake County until Nov. 15, 2015. One exception is the proposed annexation of an East Millcreek neighborhood... Read more »
The Utah House voted Friday in favor of a bill that would prevent a student with a 3.5 GPA or higher from being cited for habitual truancy. Read more »
A resolution backing the relocation of the Utah State Prison in Draper won House approval Tuesday. Read more »
Utah's uninsured population shared stories of health care need with Utah's delegation. Read more »
With a 62-11 vote, the House passed a bill Monday that would allow the use of hemp oil extract for the treatment of seizures related to intractable epilepsy. Read more »
Candidates for public office would have to disclose more campaign finance information and in a more timely manner under two bills Utah lawmakers are considering. Read more »
A group showed it's possible to entertain and lobby at the same time at the state Capitol on Thursday. Read more »
A Senate committee unanimously recommended a bill that would legalize the use of hemp oil extract, a non-intoxicating cannabis oil taken from marijuana plants, for seizure treatment. Read more »
An effort to allow the Utah Air Quality Board adopt standards more stringent than the federal government when it comes to pollution regulations failed to advance out of a committee hearing... Read more »
The Senate Education Committee on Thursday voted in favor of a bill creating a child sexual abuse prevention program in public schools. Read more »
The Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday regulating how police use drones to spy on people. Read more »
The House Judiciary committee endorsed a bill Tuesday that aims to protect children when one of their parents is suspected of killing the other. Read more »
Legislation related to moving the Utah State Prison from Draper passed a Senate committee unanimously Friday. Read more »
Despite concerns the deal reached to stop the Count My Vote initiative is a "death warrant" for the state's caucus and convention system for nominating candidates, it won both House and Senate... Read more »
The House Education Committee on Thursday approved a bill that allows the State School Board to penalize school districts that enter into unauthorized partnerships with the federal government. Read more »
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