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 »
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 »
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 »
State lawmakers passed competing proposals to raise Utah's gas tax Monday. Read more »
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 »
Lawmakers took another step Monday toward deciding on a method to select members of the Utah State Board of Education. Read more »
State lawmakers took the first step toward outlawing powdered alcohol mixes Monday. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Calling it a monumental and historic day, Utah lawmakers unveiled much-anticipated legislation Wednesday that aims to balance religious rights and protections against discrimination of LGBT people... Read more »
The Senate gave its final approval to a bill that would facilitate a smartphone application to better connect students with resources to deal with violence, harassment and suicide. Read more »
A House committee failed to pass out Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion Wednesday night, but the sponsor of the legislation said he still hopes to reach a compromise. Read more »
A bill giving further clarity to parents' right to opt their children out of testing and excuse them from school was approved by the Utah Senate on Wednesday. Read more »
Three legislative packages advanced and two failed Tuesday and Wednesday as lawmakers continued the debate on how Utah's State School Board members should be vetted. Read more »
A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would require Utah courts to provide treatment and offer more options for minors who repeatedly violate drug or alcohol laws rather than simply... Read more »
Lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would introduce new math requirements to help high schoolers be ready for college and a career when they graduate. Read more »
Amid growing controversy surrounding high-stakes summative testing, Utah lawmakers are hoping to clarify a law that allows parents to opt their children out of some school tests. Read more »
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