Efforts to change the way Utah Republicans select their nominees were soundly defeated Saturday
Telephones rang constantly in the governor's office Monday as people weighed in on the so-called "constitutional carry" gun law the Utah Legislature passed last week. Read more »
Utah Speaker of the House, Rebecca Lockhart, sits down with ULCT's Susan Wood to discuss the recently adjourned 2013 legislative session Read more »
Utah's conservative lawmakers this session continued to engineer their own version of a coup d'etat against the federal government over its land management policies, passing a flurry of resolutions... Read more »
For months, Gov. Gary Herbert has been advocating for a statewide goal to have two-thirds of Utah's adults holding a postsecondary degree or certification by the year 2020. Read more »
Education funding received a boost at the 2013 Legislature, but specific attention to preschool development for children, caps on class sizes and time for teachers to seek innovative solutions... Read more »
A power struggle with the governor on Medicaid expansion dominated the conversation on family health at the 2013 Legislature, but lawmakers did make friendly moves toward ensuring better health... Read more »
Legislative efforts to put Utah in a position to maintain and build its healthy economy focused on education and the desire to free Point of the Mountain from the prison and clear the way for... Read more »
Sen. Stuart Reid has a to-do list for five state department heads for the coming year: Develop policy recommendations to break the cycle of children in poverty from becoming adults in poverty. Read more »
The 2013 Legislature was summed up as calm and even boring as lawmakers tried to stay away from controversy and put their focus on education and other issues important to Utah families. Read more »
The leader of Utah's Catholics, Salt Lake City's mayor and a mother who lost her daughter in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School have all added their voices to those asking Gov. Gary... Read more »
State lawmakers will rush to change a law Thursday that allows the attorney general to investigate himself when a resident alleges violations of the Utah elections code. Read more »
In last-minute efforts, Utah lawmakers tried first to usurp and then ultimately reinstate Gov. Gary Herbert's authority on decisions dealing with health care reform. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that lawmakers paid at least some attention to his advice on gun legislation this session, but he has not ruled out vetoing a controversial bill allowing concealed... Read more »
Utah lawmakers voted Thursday to recognize that certain adult images play a detrimental role in the development of a child's brain. Read more »
A bill that would have provided tax credits for the development of a hotel near the Salt Palace Convention Center was narrowly defeated in the House on Thursday night. Read more »
Privatizing Utah's prison may be among the options a new committee considers as it evaluates bids to move the current facility. Read more »
Utah House members expressed frustration Thursday over the Senate driving alcohol policy in the state, particularly its resistance to taking down the so-called "Zion curtain" in restaurants. Read more »
Lawmakers met the top funding priorities of both public and higher education for the 2013-14 academic year, leading to a legislative session that focused less on dollars and cents and more on a... Read more »
The House approved the latest version of a bill taking the first steps to relocating the Utah State Prison on Thursday that no longer includes a prohibition against considering bids for a privately... Read more »
A substituted bill requiring law enforcement to delete data scanned on license plate readers passed 24-0 Thursday in the Senate. Read more »
A bill to change the way Utah's public schools are graded was approved by the Legislature on Thursday after narrowly passing the House in a 38-36 vote amid concerns of bills being rushed through... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — Two immigration-related laws passed by the Legislature in 2011 were effectively shelved until 2015 under a bill that achieved final passage Thursday in the Utah House of... Read more »
A bill that would modify the insurance code regarding uninsured and underinsured motorists passed unanimously Tuesday in the House. Read more »
With the Utah Legislature set to wrap at 12:01 a.m. on March 15, community members can look back on the session at the Deseret New's topic page: Utah Legislature 2013. This year's session... Read more »
The House passed a bill Wednesday that would allow Questar Gas to recover up to $5 million annually from ratepayers to cover the utility’s investments to encourage more Utahns to convert their vehicles to compressed natural gas. Read more »
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