Legislative Coverage Archive

Consultant to Prison Relocation Commission: Communication is Key

(KCPW News) A legislative commission tasked with finding a new location for Utah’s state prison has a lot to consider when it

Utah Lawmakers Spar Over Federal Lands Jurisdiction

(KCPW News) A month after the interim session commenced, it was part two of interim committee meetings in the Utah legislature on

Poll Shows Support for Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) A new poll suggests that Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan has the backing of a majority of Utahns. In

Utah DABC Official: Snowbird’s Oktoberfest Will Get Liquor Permit

(KCPW News) Since late last month, there’s been a brew-ha-ha over at the Utah Division of Alcohol Beverage Control. That’s when DABC

Herbert: Utah Obliged to Defend Its Marriage Laws

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert held his monthly press conference at KUED studios on Thursday. The half-hour Q-and-A session between the governor

State Gov’t Officials Advocate for Public Lands Transfer

(KCPW News) Last week, Utah legislators hosted a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands,” with representatives from many Western states.

Herbert: No ‘Deal-Breakers’ in Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) Fresh off a trip to Washington DC this week, Governor Gary Herbert held a press conference on Wednesday to offer

Cannabis Oil Bill Nears Passage

(KCPW News) On Tuesday, the Utah legislature came a step closer to approving the legal use of a cannabis-based medication. The medication

Senate Medicaid Plan Might Be Stuck in House

(KCPW News) A Senate proposal to partially expand Medicaid in Utah is moving on to the House after earning the approval of

No iPads for Utah Students Next Year: Legislature Kills One-to-One Bill

(KCPW News) House Speaker Becky Lockhart has withdrawn her signature one-to-one initiative to inundate Utah classrooms with laptops and tablet computers. The bill

Herbert Touts Good Jobs Numbers in Utah

(KCPW News) Recent data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services has the state’s unemployment rate down to 3.9%, the lowest it’s

Wood Burning Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would restrict wood burning in Utah passed the House on Thursday afternoon. HB 154, sponsored by Democratic

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 38

(KCPW News) Each day of this year’s legislative session we’ve been joined by Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better

UT Rep. Trying to Tear Down ‘Zion Curtain’

(KCPW News) Few issues crystalize the alcohol debate in Utah better than the so-called Zion Curtain. Supporters deem it a necessary protection for

Air Quality Standards Revision Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would revise the way Utah’s Division of Air Quality sets regulations on pollution passed the Utah House

Convention Hotel Bill Passes House

(KCPW News) Last year, a plan to bring a convention center hotel to downtown Salt Lake City was narrowly defeated in the Utah

LGBT Community Shares Its Story with Utah Pols

(KCPW News) It’s been weeks since an LGBT non-discrimination bill gasped its last breath in the Utah legislature. Ultimately, the Senate Republican

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 31

(KCPW News) Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for a daily recap from the

Amid Funding Questions, Technology in Education Bill Moves to Full House

(KCPW News) A much-heralded plan to introduce more technology in Utah’s classrooms was heard in a legislative committee on Wednesday. Dubbed the Public

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 29

(KCPW News) On today’s Better Utah legislative recap, Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah looks at air quality

Medicaid Expansion Proposals Gradually Arrive at Legislature

(KCPW News) Plans for how to proceed with Medicaid expansion in Utah are starting to reveal themselves in the Utah legislature. Plans from

Bill to Regulate Use of Drones in Utah Advances

(KCPW News) A bill that would place some restrictions on the use of drones in Utah is one step closer to becoming

Bill Would Require Warrant for Cellphone Location Info

(KCPW News) A bill requiring Utah law enforcement officials to get a warrant before collecting cell phone data made its way out

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 25

(KCPW News) Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for a daily recap from the

Debate Over Count My Vote Intensifies as SB 54 Passes Senate

(KCPW News) A day after the so-called “Count My Vote” bill passed its second reading in the Utah Senate, Sen. Curt Bramble’s

Despite Reservations, Count My Vote Bill Passes First Senate Vote

(KCPW News) Back on Tuesday, Republican Sen. Curt Bramble foresaw some contentious debate on his bill SB 54, so he went ahead

Herbert Critical of Several Legislative Proposals

(KCPW News) In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Gary Herbert expressed some difference in opinion with Utah legislators on several key

U.S. Rep. Stewart Visits Utah Legislature

(KCPW News) The U.S. Representative for Utah’s 2nd District spoke to both chambers of the Utah legislature on Tuesday.  Stewart gave an

Utah Eagerly Awaits Tier 3 Fuel, Automobile Relief

(KCPW News) At the beginning of the legislative session, air quality emerged as a major concern for Utahns and a top priority

Utah Lawmaker Wants Breathalyzers in Bars

(KCPW News) Jukeboxes and pinball machines are mainstays at most Utah bars, but House Majority Whip Greg Hughes wants to add another machine