A bill was reintroduced Wednesday that would give the Utah Division of Air Quality more flexibility.
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 House passed a bill Monday to ban schools from asking students if their parents or guardians are gun owners. Read more »
Utah drivers would be further restricted on how they use cellphones under a bill the state Senate passed Monday. Read more »
A bill giving the state the go-ahead to prepare to hold the nation's first presidential primary in 2016 was approved Monday by the House. 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 »
The Utah Senate on Monday voted unanimously in favor of a bill to establish a commission to study the creation of a statewide school safety tip line. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
Legislation related to moving the Utah State Prison from Draper passed a Senate committee unanimously Friday. 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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