Legislative Coverage Archive

Outdoor Company Executives Deliver Public Lands Ultimatum to Utah Governor

(KCPW News) Executives with more than 30 outdoor recreation companies have signed a letter calling on Utah Governor Gary Herbert to defend

ABU Legislative Update: Ed Spending, End of Life Amendments, Pre-Marriage Counseling

As the 2017 Utah Legislative Session nears its halfway point, KCPW’s Roger McDonough speaks with Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase Thomas

Bill Authorizing Short Term Rentals Advances at Legislature

(KCPW News) A committee in the Utah House of Representatives on Monday advanced a bill related to home sharing services such as those offered

Chaffetz meets Islamic leaders, Outdoor Retailer explores options and medical cannabis research bill advances (2/10/17)

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, addresses President Donald Trump’s travel ban with leaders of Utah’s Islamic community. Utah’s House and Senate pass

ABU Legislative Update: Elections Changes, Rape Kit Testing and Cleaner School Busses

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning KCPW’s Roger McDonough speaks with Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Counsel with Alliance for a Better Utah

State Senator Taking to ‘Facebook Live’ to Connect with Constituents

(KCPW News) Social media is changing the way people consume news and information, the way journalists connect with the public, and the

ABU Legislative Update: Sex-Ed Bill Fails, Monument Resolution Gets Governor’s Signature

The third week of the Utah State Legislative Session is now underway. For a check of what lawmakers are working on, every

Protestors and State Leaders Respond to Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees

(KCPW News) President Donald Trump’s executive order barring some immigrants and refugees from entering the United States moved Utahns to action over

ABU Legislative Update: Electric Cars, Solar Panels, and the Commission on Federalism

A fourth of the way through the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session, KCPW’s Roger McDonough and Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase

Committee Advances Bill to Ban Abortions by Telemedicine

(KCPW News) A committee in the Utah House of Representatives this week considered a bill that would expand so-called telemedicine services in

ABU Legislative Update: Monument Resolutions, Scaled Back Expectations on Medical Marijuana

It’s now the second week of the 2017 state legislative session. To get caught up on what’s happened since their last conversation,

House Speaker Unveils Resolution Urging Undoing of Bears Ears

(KCPW News) Utah Speaker of the House Greg Hughes on Thursday filed legislation that would urge President Donald Trump to rescind the

ABU Legislative Update: Commissions and Boards, Alcohol, State of the State

During the this year’s meeting of lawmakers, KCPW’s Roger McDonough will be joined regularly by Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Counsel with

Measure to Eliminate Political Affiliation Requirement on Commissions and Boards Advances

(KCPW News) After occasionally contentious debate, the House Government and Operations Committee on Tuesday voted to forward a measure that eliminates a

Air Quality Again in Spotlight at 2017 Meeting of Lawmakers

(KCPW News) Several initiatives aimed at addressing air pollution have been unveiled at this year’s meeting of lawmakers. KCPW reporter Emily Means

ABU Legislative Update: Priorities for the 2017 Session

Monday marked the beginning of the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session. Throughout this year’s meeting of lawmakers KCPW’s Roger McDonough will be

Women’s March on Utah Capitol Aims to Send Message to Lawmakers

(KCPW News) Utah women and allies rallied at the state capitol on the first day of the 2017 Utah State Legislature. The

Legislative Session Opens with Calls to Address Homelessness, Undo Bears Ears

(KCPW News) Following his ceremonial, unanimous re-election as Speaker of the Utah House, Draper Republican Representative Greg Hughes laid out his priorities

ABU Update – Reviewing the 2016 Utah Legislative Session

The final gavel fell on the 2016 Utah State Legislative Session late last night. On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we feature

ABU Update – Final Day of Session

Today is the last day of the 2016 meeting of state lawmakers. Today on our Better Utah Legislative Update, KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Limited Medicaid Expansion Plan Clears Utah House

(KCPW News) The Utah House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would provide health coverage under Medicaid to a limited

Musical Testimony for Resolution Honoring ‘Hamilton’ Composer

(KCPW News) West Jordan Rep. Ken Ivory invoked Broadway during testimony on the floor of the Utah House on Thursday. Ivory is

ABU Update: Adoption Language, Death Penalty, Speed Traps

On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update KCPW’s Roger McDonough is joined by Matt Lyon, Strategic Advisor with Alliance for a Better Utah.

Funding Measure for Water Pipelines Advances to Final Vote

A proposal that could ultimately end up funding large water infrastructure projects like the Lake Powell and Bear River pipelines advanced out

Bill to Eliminate Power Sharing in Administrative Committees Passes Utah House

(KCPW News) A measure that would shuffle the makeup of two nuts-and-bolts legislative committees to favor Republicans passed the Utah House of

ABU Update: Challenge for Hate Crimes Bill, Air Quality Contributions

St. George Republican Sen. Stephen Urquhart’s measure to strengthen hate crimes legislation in Utah hits a snag – in the form of

ABU Update: Medical Marijuana and Zion Curtains

For today’s Better Utah Legislative Update, a look at the shifting conversation in Medical Marijuana in Utah. After meeting with opposition from

Hatch to Lawmakers: Next President Should Appoint Scalia Replacement

(KCPW News) Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch told state lawmakers on Tuesday that the appointment of a replacement for late Supreme Court Justice

Better Utah Update: Budgeting, SB54 Substitute, Partisan Committee Membership

On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we hear from Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Director with Alliance for a Better Utah about

Better Utah Legislative Update: Week 2 Momentum

(KCPW News) Alliance for a Better Utah Strategic Advisor Matt Lyon speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about second-week momentum on the hill.