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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 30

(KCPW News) Today on our Better Utah legislative recap, Maryann Martindale delves into a plan to get more technology into Utah schools,

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

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 28

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

New Group Hopes to Increase Election Season Debates

(KCPW News) Political figures and representatives from the media were on hand at the Capitol on Monday to usher in a new

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

Political Cornflakes: Mike Lee’s Tea Party, the State Tree and More

(KCPW News) Utah’s Senator Mike Lee has become a leader of the Tea Party wing of the GOP. So is Lee eyeing

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

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 24

(KCPW News) Each day during the state legislative session, KCPW’s Roger McDonough speaks with Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 23

(KCPW News) Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale sits down with KCPW’s Roger McDonough for a daily recap from the hill.

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

Utah Lawmaker Working to Redefine “Air Contaminants”

One Utah lawmaker is trying to tackle the issue of carbon dioxide emissions this legislative session. The problem he wants to tackle?

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 21

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

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

Political Cornflakes: Military Pensions, Gay Marriage, Washington Shutdown

A bill related to Utah became a measure to help restore military pension cuts in congress this week. How did that happen?

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

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 18

(KCPW News) Every day of the state legislative session, KCPW’s Roger McDonough sits down with Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for

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

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 17

(KCPW News) Each day during the state legislative session, KCPW’s Roger McDonough speaks with Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a

Swallow Investigators Suggest Changes, Make New Discoveries

(KCPW News) A host of bills have been introduced in this legislative session in response to wrongdoings by former Attorney General John

Bill Subsidizing NSA Data Center Stirs Debate in Senate

(KCPW News) If there’s anything legislators don’t like, it’s other people making decisions without telling them. On Tuesday, some senators felt like that

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 16

(KCPW News) It’s week three at the state legislature. What’s the latest? Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of the nonprofit, good-government group Alliance

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 15

(KCPW News) Thirteen people were arrested at the state capitol Monday, protesting the legislature’s reticence to consider an anti-discrimination bill. Maryann Martindale,

Bill Regulating Lobbyists Passes Committee Test

(KCPW News) A bill that would require more regulation of lobbyist activity passed a Senate committee on Monday. SB 97, sponsored by

Political Cornflakes: A Mormon Congressional Caucus and GOP Presidential Rumors

(KCPW News) Mormon lawmakers in Washington are banding together to form a new congressional group. So what’s the group’s goal? KCPW’s Roger

Pre-K Extension Proposal Passes Hurdle

(KCPW News) A bill that would extend preschool to at-risk students gained the favor of a House committee on Thursday after about