In what many called a historic moment, the Utah Legislature passed two bills late Wednesday dealing with religious freedom and protections against discrimination of LGBT Utahns in housing and... Read more »
A bill to make cockfighting a felony in Utah passed the Utah Legislature on Wednesday. Read more »
The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill Tuesday that would provide salary increases for some math, science, computer and special education teachers. Read more »
There's a deal in the works in the ongoing back-and-forth between the House and the Senate over Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. Read more »
The Utah House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday to encourage the employment of Utah workers to build the new state prison. Read more »
Police could pull over motorists and issue warnings for not wearing seat belts under a bill the Utah Legislature has approved. Read more »
A bill that would restrict contact lens manufacturers or distributors from fixing their prices passed the Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday. Read more »
Some school districts may be required to contribute more than $500,000 in additional property tax revenues to support capital funding for schools. Read more »
A move to better prepare high schoolers for college-level math passed the House on Tuesday. Read more »
Bullets could replace needles for executions in Utah under a bill passed by the state Legislature. HB11 would legalize firing squad executions in the state if drugs needed for lethal injections... Read more »
A student group founded at Alta High School met at the Capitol Tuesday to learn how to make their voices heard at the Legislature. Read more »
Legislators, who unanimously approved SB175 on Tuesday, hope to permanently implement a student crisis line that began as a pilot program last year. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday said he's not satisfied with the increase to education funding legislators have settled on in a budget proposal. Read more »
A House panel endorsed a bill Tuesday that combines religious freedom and protections for LGBT Utahns from discrimination. Read more »
With the 2015 Utah Legislature set to end at midnight Thursday, Tuesday was expected to be the final day bills can be considered by a committee. Read more »
Utah schools require parents to opt their children into sex education classes before they can participate. But lawmakers want the rule to become state law. Read more »
A bill that would establish a nonpartisan process for the election of State School Board members was sent to the Senate after a unanimous recommendation by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Read more »
An initiative to support ongoing efforts to involve more southern Utah students in science, technology, engineering and math got unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Read more »
Utah House members raised lots of questions during a hearing Monday on potentially monumental legislation looking to balance nondiscrimination and religious freedom. Read more »
Human advocate groups assembled Monday to urge lawmakers to remember the state’s most vulnerable citizens and what needs to be done to improve Utah's correctional system rather than continue... Read more »
The Senate passed a bill Monday that would allow people to carry concealed guns without a permit. Read more »
The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would outlaw powdered alcohol mixes. Read more »
The Utah House passed a bill Friday that would tighten regulations on e-cigarette products, including measures to ensure the contents of the cigarettes’ liquids do not stray from what is printed on their labels. Read more »
A House committee pulled back on the progress of two bills Monday that would place new requirements on law enforcement regarding body cameras and surveillance technology. Read more »
The House narrowly passed a bill Monday that would allow political parties to pick a primary winner in cases where no candidate gets more than 40 percent of the vote. Read more »
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