Efforts to change the way Utah Republicans select their nominees were soundly defeated Saturday
With a final Utah Senate vote tallied Wednesday, courts will be able to consider fault when awarding alimony after a divorce. Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would make hearing aids available to low-income children faces one more vote before final passage in the Utah Legislature. The Senate heard HB157 Wednesday, voting in unanimous support of... Read more »
Individuals who apply for child care licenses in Utah will be subject to an additional background check, thanks to a bill that passed through the Senate on Wednesday. Read more »
A bill marking the next step in relocating the Utah State Prison from Draper passed the House on Wednesday, but not before lawmakers eliminated the possibility that a new facility could be... Read more »
A bill to create a one-stop shop online for all of a student's available performance data cleared the Utah Legislature Wednesday after a narrow victory in the House. Read more »
A bill that would fine teen drivers a maximum of $25 for talking on the phone was passed by the Senate Wednesday. Read more »
Utah's public schools will see the largest funding increase in years under the terms of a revised budget that unanimously passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. Bill HB2 adds nearly $140... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — A showdown between Gov. Gary Herbert and state lawmakers could be coming now that the Utah Legislature has passed a so-called "constitutional carry" gun law. The Senate... Read more »
Despite protests that "roughhousing" teens could be subject to court orders, the Utah Senate gave final passage to a bill that enables Utahns 18 and older who are abused or threatened in dating relationships to seek protective orders. Read more »
The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill enshrining the Utah Marriage Commission in state law. Read more »
New homes won't be as drafty and utility costs will be lower after Utah lawmakers unanimously signed off on the first substantial revision of new home construction codes in seven years. Read more »
The state driver's license division may issue temporary IDs under a bill that was passed Tuesday by the Utah Senate. Read more »
A bill that would fine minors as much as $50 for talking on the phone while driving failed 11-13 Tuesday in the Senate. Read more »
Abortion statistics will be part of the state record, according to a bill passed by the Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday. Read more »
Cancer patients may now have additional options for treatment, as far as insurance coverage goes. Read more »
The Utah Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to a controversial bill that would allow people to carry concealed guns without a permit. Read more »
A bill aimed at stopping political appointees in the state's elected executive offices, including the attorney general's office, was approved Tuesday by the House. Read more »
Other than a resolution acknowledging the widespread issue, there isn't any pending legislation affecting Alzheimer's patients or their families in Utah this year. Advocates, however, are still... Read more »
The House passed a bill Monday to prohibit the Utah Air Quality Board from regulating outdoor wood boilers differently from other solid fuel burning devices. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert was asked Monday to veto a bill that would allow concealed weapons to be carried without a permit. Read more »
A bill that would create an independent ethics commission in the state's executive branch of government passed the Senate on Monday. Read more »
Utah lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill that establishes a public service commission to facilitate the transition to natural gas in Utah. Read more »
Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogden, effectively withdrew his own resolution Monday that would have granted the governor and Senate approval and confirmation power over the state superintendent of public... Read more »
A proposed statewide non-discrimination law ran into expected opposition in the state Senate and won't be debated before the gavel comes down on the Utah Legislature on Thursday night. Read more »
The House passed a bill Monday that would make it illegal to charge for the removal of mug shots published online. Read more »
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Utah water quality regulators say a $3 increase per household on sewer rates would help the state address the most challenging water pollution problem they've seen since the federal Clean Water Act... Read more »
Utah's Republican Party will vote on a resolution opposing the Common Core State Standards on Saturday. The resolution has received an unfavorable recommendation by party leadership who worry the... Read more »
Utah Democrats called Friday for legislative hearings into scandals surrounding some of the state's top elected officials. Read more »
The National Transportation Safety Board wants all states to lower the impaired driving definitions for blood-alcohol content from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. Read more »
Utah's legislative Health Reform Task Force discusses complicated terms and processes mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will continue to swing into effect throughout... Read more »
The federal government is asking a U.S. District Court judge to take emergency action preventing a law from taking effect Tuesday that would limit federal law enforcement officers' authority in... Read more »
Utah lawmakers intend to pursue legislation that would regulate the sale and marketing of electronic cigarettes to children and teens. Read more »
When Utah teenagers want to hit the road this week, they are going to have to hang up their cellphones. On Tuesday a new law prohibiting teens from using a cellphone while driving takes effect. Read more »
Members of the State Office of Education presented their first report to the Education Interim Committee on the use of state class size reduction funds. Under a new law, schools must account and... Read more »
State lawmakers held a lively discussion Wednesday over whether the attorney general in Utah should be appointed or elected. Read more »
Embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow will likely be a topic of discussion as state lawmakers gather for interim meetings Wednesday. Read more »
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