Legislative Coverage Archive

Herbert to Legislators: Join the ‘Common Sense Party’

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert made himself available to the media on Thursday, and a handful of topics were broached during the 25-minute

Air Quality Bill Tabled in Senate Committee

(KCPW News) At the moment, Utah law stipulates that the state’s clean air standards cannot surpass federal standards in stringency. However, given the

Bill Limiting Personal Campaign Contributions Gets OK

(KCPW News) A bill that would require individuals to report election contributions of $1,000 or more has moved on through a House

Urquhart, Supporters Stand By LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill

(KCPW News) On Friday, Republican Senator Steve Urquhart reaffirmed his support for his LGBT non-discrimination bill, SB 100. At an afternoon press

Governor Herbert Delivers State of the State Address

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert delivered his State of the State address on Wednesday night. He gave a roughly 25-minute address to the

Senator Tries Again on LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

(KCPW News) In present form, the Utah Anti-Discrimination Act and the Utah Fair Housing Act protect any person from discrimination based on

Utah Rep Proposes New Primary Elections Process

(KCPW News) Responding to calls to eliminate the traditional Utah caucus system, Republican Rep. Kraig Powell has suggested what he calls a

Utah Representative Seeks to Clarify Definition of “Natural” Air

(KCPW News) In the run-up to Utah’s legislative session, many bills are in the works or already drafted. One such bill is

Clean Air Caucus Unveils Bills for Upcoming Legislative Session

(KCPW News) At a press conference on Wednesday, a bipartisan team of Utah legislators were looking to put air quality on the

Utah Democrats Lay Out Priorities for 2014

(KCPW News) In preparation for the Utah legislative session convening next week, Democrats from the House of Representatives and Senate held a

Investigators: Swallow Obscured Campaign Contributions

(KCPW News) On Thursday, the House committee investigating former Utah Attorney General John Swallow learned of the lengths to which Swallow went

House Investigators Say Former AG Swallow Tampered with Evidence

(KCPW News) New revelations about former Utah Attorney General John Swallow were made public on Thursday by the House committee investigating allegations against

Lobbyist to Utah Legislature: Plan for EPA Legal Fights

(KCPW News) A lobbyist for Utah energy interests has recommended that the state defend itself from the Sage-Grouse. To explain that proposal,

Legislative Task Force Weighs Options for Medicaid Expansion

(KCPW News) A legislative task force researching Utah’s healthcare options is considering recommending limited Medicaid expansion to the Utah legislature. The Health

Allegations of Forgery of Utah Supreme Court Justice Signature

(KCPW News) The FBI and the Salt Lake County DA’s Office are looking into the forged signature of a Utah Supreme Court

Hundreds Protest Utah Ag-Gag Law at Draper Slaughterhouse

(KCPW News) More than 200 protestors gathered on Saturday to denounce Utah’s so-called “Ag-Gag” law. The law, which was signed by Governor

Utah Clean Energy Analyst Reviews 2012 Legislative Session

(KCPW News) During this year’s legislative session, a number of bills sought to change Utah’s energy code, including two that addressed energy

Legislation to Create Prison Relocation Board Passes

(KCPW News) On Thursday evening the Utah Legislature finalized and approved a plan to set up a prison relocation authority. The new

Last Minute Bill Addresses Attorney General Powers

The legislature hurried to address a problem with Utah law that could have a bearing on ongoing investigations into alleged ethics violations

Constitutional Carry Bill Headed to Governor After Passing Senate

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert has been sent a bill that would allow Utahns over the age of 21 to carry a

Dating Violence Bill Clears Senate and Advances to Governor

(KCPW News) Unmarried Utahns who have been threatened or abused may soon be able to seek a restraining order against a current

Non-Discrimination Bill Clears Committee, Will be Debated in Senate

(KCPW News) A bill to enact anti-discrimination protections for Utah’s LGBT community cleared a senate committee on Thursday evening, marking the first

Measure to Fund Education With Alcohol Sales Fails Again

(KCPW News) An amended version of a bill that would direct 25% of future profits from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage

Lawmaker Seeks Endangered Species Listing Exemption for Utah

(KCPW News) A resolution urging the US Fish and Wildlife Service to exempt or exclude private property from being designated critical habitat

Third Time’s the Charm for Controversial 2nd Amendment Bill

(KCPW News) A bill that would put state gun laws above federal laws passed out of committee on Monday after key provisions

Smoking Bill Clears Senate, Goes to Governor for Consideration

(KCPW News) A bill that aims to prevent adults from smoking in a car when children are present passed the Senate on

Utah Democrats Take Unusual Tack, Make Point on Federal Funding

(KCPW News) During an appropriations subcommittee meeting earlier this week, Utah Democrats took an unusual stand to drive home a point about

Lawmakers Debate Postponing State Immigration Measures

(KCPW News) A bill that would push back the start date of Utah’s guest worker program for undocumented immigrants was debated in

Senate Approves Target Shooting Regulation for Fire Prevention

(KCPW News) The state Senate approved legislation on Tuesday that would give Utah’s state forester the power to restrict target shooting when

Utah Democrats Issue Call to Governor for Medicaid Expansion

(KCPW News) Utah Democrats held a press conference this afternoon urging Governor Gary Herbert to sign on to the federal Medicaid expansion.