A bill that would divert fines from alcohol violations for increased enforcement cleared a Senate committee.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued its year-end report Monday, offering a retrospective of the varied accomplishments — and challenges — it encountered during 2014. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert proposed a new $14.3 billion state budget Thursday that provides $500 million in new money for public and higher education, including the largest increase in funds going to local... Read more »
When Gov. Gary Herbert announces his proposed budget Thursday, the bottom line is expected to exceed $14 billion thanks to a big boost in ongoing revenues and surplus funds. Read more »
A legislative committee Wednesday debated proposed legislation that could slightly increase the minimum time noncustodial parents can spend with their children. Read more »
Utah lawmakers are thinking about increasing the number of days they meet each year in general session. Read more »
The Bureau of Land Management's Cedar City office is hosting an open house for input on an approved mountain bike trail system near Cedar City. Read more »
Highlights from the races and measures at stake on Election Day in Utah: Read more »
The Bureau of Land Management in Utah is seeking public nominations for three open positions on its Utah Resource Advisory Council. Read more »
Reducing corruption among elected officials tops a list of issues Utahns want the state Legislature to address in 2015, a new survey shows. Read more »
Utah Democrats filed a complaint against a state House member who is seeking both re-election and to fill a vacancy in the Senate. But the state elections office says he's not violating the law. Read more »
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is expanding its online services to make it easier to apply for, update, renew and pay for certain licenses. Read more »
Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has proposed a $1.1 billion budget for 2015. The 'lean' budget, which can be funded with no tax increase, would provide a 2.75 percent merit pay increases to... Read more »
Political campaigns in Utah hoping for high voter turnout in next week’s mid-term election were served Monday with another reminder of the challenge of voter turnout in Utah. Read more »
A legislative audit says some forensic patients at the Utah State Hospital have stays that exceed limits in state law, resulting in waiting lists. State officials say patient cases are complex and... Read more »
State lawmakers are revisiting the possibility of creating a pilot program intended to allow parents more flexibility in funding a customized education for their children. Read more »
While Utah’s transit system is growing and improving, service could still be enhanced for those who need it most. That was the message conveyed to state lawmakers Wednesday by members of the... Read more »
GOP legislative leaders put the brakes on bills related to marriage and nondiscrimination earlier this year, but with Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, some lawmakers intend to bring back that... Read more »
Utahns' reaction to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear the state's appeal of a lower-court ruling allowing same-sex marriage included concern, celebration and calls for civility. Read more »
The U.S. Supreme Court accepted 11 new cases Thursday but took no action on same-sex marriage cases. Read more »
PROVO — Attorney General Sean Reyes and challenger Charles Stormont are scheduled to debate Wednesday at KBYU studios. The hourlong debate is live at 6 p.m. The Utah Debate Commission is... Read more »
A Utah Rivers Council report released Tuesday shows significant water savings if eight selected cities phased out property taxes going to water districts. Residents would pay more, but water would... Read more »
The Utah County Republican Party has set out a schedule to replace Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem. Read more »
A bill to reauthorize a program for emergency medical treatment for children has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Rep. Jim... Read more »
Though his Senate colleagues said it was hard to let him go, they unanimously confirmed Sen. John Valentine to head the Utah Tax Commission on Wednesday. Read more »
Two Utah lawmakers announced Wednesday they will sponsor a Utah Civics Education Initiative bill that would require high school students to pass a U.S. civics test in order to graduate. Read more »
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Now that the courts have spoken on same-sex marriage in Utah, lawmakers are poised to tackle controversial proposals on religious freedom and nondiscrimination. Statements from the LDS Church could... Read more »
On the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature, an LDS apostle offered a blessing over lawmakers for the session. Read more »
A group of Utah business leaders Tuesday said it's time for lawmakers to invest in both education and transportation, even if that means increasing taxes. Read more »
A number of measures addressing air quality will be introduced in the 2015 Legislature, and Gov. Gary Herbert has requested significant new funding to replace older, polluting school buses. The... Read more »
A new survey by Envision Utah shows a significant majority of Utah residents rank poor air quality as the No. 1 threat to quality of life, threatening family, the economy and even the vibrancy of... Read more »
A House committee voted Tuesday to hold a bill that would place limits on how much could be contributed to political candidates. Read more »
State lawmakers will hear the weird and the wonderful of Utah liquor laws from various interests groups, drinkers, teetotalers and each other this year like they do almost every legislative session. Read more »
The Utah Legislature will take on Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan as it determines how to provide health insurance to the state's more than 100,000 uninsured. Read more »
The Senate Education Committee recommended a bill for Senate approval Tuesday that would require students to pass a citizenship test before they can earn a high school diploma. Read more »
Public education leaders are closely watching a lengthy list of bills slotted for the legislative session beginning Monday, hopeful they will lead to increased funding for growing enrollment,... Read more »
New House Speaker Greg Hughes urged lawmakers on the opening day of the Utah Legislature to engage in the "big, hard fights" needed to take on tough issues, including boosting gas tax revenues this... Read more »
Pumping up Utah's 24.5-cent per gallon gas tax for the first time in nearly two decades is on the agenda for the 2015 Legislature, but just what direction lawmakers take with the increase remains... Read more »
Among the many, many issues facing the 2015 Utah Legislature, the Deseret News has selected six that especially matter to Utah families. Read more »
Fewer than half of Utah's college freshmen graduate within six years of consecutive enrollment, many of them falling from the ranks before their sophomore year. Educators are getting closer to... Read more »
During his State of the Judiciary speech Monday, Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durrant requested that legislators address three distinct issues of criminal justice reform, including the... Read more »
Utah higher education leaders have asked state lawmakers to provide more than $337 million to provide better compensation for instructors and better services for students. Read more »
The controversy over where to relocate the Utah State Prison isn't likely to be settled during the 2015 Legislature. Read more »
Becky Lockhart, the first woman to serve as Utah House speaker, was honored Thursday as a role model, a wife and mother, and a caring colleague who loved lawmaking. Read more »
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