A national group that advocates conservative principles threw its support behind Jonathan Johnson's campaign.
After more than an hour of public comment and deliberation Tuesday, a committee voted 6-5 to send a proposal to repeal the death penalty to the full House. Read more »
The Utah Legislature passed a budget Tuesday that would give Utah schools about $432 million in new money, adding to last year's education budget of almost $6 billion. Read more »
Utah parents may have the option of opting their children into a gun safety course next year through their child's school. That's the intent of SB43, which passed the Senate last month and was... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert, who said Tuesday he and other Republican governors aren't afraid of Donald Trump becoming their party's nominee, cautioned there may not be a presidential debate in Salt Lake City. Read more »
A drastically dialed back version of a controversial bill to regulate noncompete employment agreements in Utah emerged on the Senate floor Tuesday. Read more »
Some teachers could have more say in how they are evaluated if a proposal to take SAGE out of the evaluation process passes the Utah Legislature this week. Read more »
Lawmakers changed their plans Tuesday for a bill that would have eliminated the class B misdemeanor penalty for parents of truant students. Read more »
Lawmakers on Tuesday passed a measure to set standards for after-school programs but voted down a proposal to let some children enroll in kindergarten earlier than normal. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert said Tuesday he's content to let a federal judge decide how to deal with the signature collecting requirements in Utah's controversial election law. Read more »
The Sustainable Transportation Energy Plan survived legislative scrutiny in a committee hearing Tuesday and withstood several attempts by lawmakers to make last-minute changes or study it more. It... Read more »
The Utah branch of Planned Parenthood asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to stop the governor from cutting off funding to the organization, arguing the move was unconstitutional political... Read more »
In the last week of Utah's 2016 Legislative session, lawmakers continue to plug along, advancing many bills through committee. Here's a look at the issues on the Hill as the session wraps up. Read more »
"These agents are more Rambo and less Andy Griffith than I would like,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah said. Read more »
A bill backed by House GOP leadership extending Medicaid to Utahns who are homeless, in the criminal justice system, or have substance abuse or mental health issues was approved Tuesday by the Utah... Read more »
The House Health and Human Services Committee voted not to send a hotly contested medical marijuana bill to the full House for consideration, choosing instead a competing bill that is more limited... Read more »
A controversial bill to allow the state to collect child support from divorced same-sex parents no longer removes the words mother and father from Utah's paternity law. Read more »
About 150 polygamy advocates and their children gathered in Utah's Capitol on Monday evening to protest a lawmaker's proposal that would make polygamy a felony crime again. Read more »
The state is rushing to get nearly 1 million postcards in the mail this week to remind Utah voters that political parties are holding presidential preference caucuses this year instead of a primary... Read more »
Several Native Americans disrupted the state Senate on Monday to protest Utah's continued observance of Columbus Day. Read more »
HB477, sponsored by Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, would create a program to teach firearm dealers how to identify suicidal customers. Read more »
A proposal to expand public preschool offerings for Utah's youngest students is on its way to the House after getting unanimous support from a committee of lawmakers Monday. Read more »
The Senate passed a bill Monday clarifying the sale of alcohol through drive-up windows. Read more »
State lawmakers might lower signature gathering thresholds in Utah's controversial new election law after a federal judge signaled he might strike them down because they're too high. Read more »
School funding equity, student testing, early childhood education and a new method for electing state education leaders are just a few of the items on lawmakers' lengthy to-do list before the... Read more »
State lawmakers appear to have settled on legislation regulating police use of body-worn cameras. Read more »
A committee of Utah lawmakers endorsed a measure requiring state pollution regulators to move forward on requiring the installation of low nitrogen oxide burning natural gas water heaters. Such a... Read more »
The Utah Senate passed an amended bill Monday that would require Utah doctors to administer anesthesia to a fetus before an abortion based on the belief that the unborn child can feel pain. Read more »
A passionate group of people converged on the Utah State Capitol Saturday to trumpet their support for an Arizona land rights advocate who died during a protest demonstration at a federal wildlife... Read more »
The controversy over a possible $53 million investment by Utah in a California export terminal is heating up with a legislative proposal to divert money from a transportation account. Gov. Gary... Read more »
Utah doctors would have to administer anesthesia to a fetus before an abortion based on the belief that the unborn child can feel pain under controversial legislation the state Senate debated Friday. Read more »
The latest version of a legislative proposal by Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams, R-Layton, stoked a flurry of opposition Friday by clean energy advocates and the solar industry. They say Adams'... Read more »
Utah PolitiLinks: Gov. Herbert expects House Medicaid expansion plan to pass; Democrats urge support of full expansion
The second-to-last week of the 2016 Utah Legislative session is wrapped up. Here's what to know going into the last week. Read more »
A bill extending Medicaid health care coverage to some 16,000 Utahns who are chronically homeless, involved in the criminal justice system, or have substance abuse or mental health issues, was... Read more »
A bill that would define "adequate shelter" for dogs and cats passed a Senate committee unanimously Friday. Read more »
A bill that would offer protections from "frivolous" lawsuits to gunmakers and gun shops passed a Senate committee Friday. Read more »
Utah lawmakers hit the brakes Friday on a bill that Mantua officials say targets the Box Elder County town and the money it collects through traffic tickets. Read more »
Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, has drawn national attention for his resolution about "the pornography epidemic that is harming the citizens of Utah and the nation." Read more »
An attempt to legislate the use of noncompete employment contracts in Utah has stirred up a hornet's nest in the state's business community. Read more »
A bill naming the House building on Capitol Hill for the late Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart was approved unanimously Friday by a Senate committee. Read more »
A bill creating a new commission to come up with a plan for developing the Point of the Mountain area once the Utah State Prison is relocated was approved Friday by a Senate committee. Read more »
Lawmakers agreed on new changes to Utah's school grading system that they hope will produce more manageable goals for improvement in student achievement. Read more »
On the heels of a vote by the Utah Senate to repeal the state's death penalty law, a Senate committee killed a bill Thursday that would have allowed the state to execute someone convicted of human... Read more »
A crowd of students packed a committee room, an overflow room and other parts of the Capitol on Thursday to show support for a controversial bill to tax electronic cigarettes. Read more »
The Utah Senate passed Thursday the latest version of HB126, which restricts flying drones 3 miles from a wildfire without approval of an incident commander. Read more »
Utah Democrats are calling on the public to step up support for full Medicaid expansion. Read more »
Utah lawmakers gave their initial endorsement for a bill Thursday that would raise the funding floor for Utah's lowest-funded school districts. Read more »
Rep. Keven Stratton, R-Orem, is running a bill to designate the Hole in the Rock area as a state park and boost the visitor experience to the historical site where The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more »
People who receive certain forms of public assistance would be required to undergo at least two hours of self-reliance training under a bill endorsed Thursday by a legislative committee. Read more »
A bill prohibiting alcohol sales at drive-up windows and that makes more restaurant liquor licenses available sailed through the Senate Business and Labor Committee on Thursday. Read more »
In wake of concerns about Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott's health, a Utah lawmaker is considering legislation to address situations when elected officials may fall ill and become incapable of... Read more »
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