Covering the 2020 State Legislative Session

KCPW’s daily coverage from the legislative session included reports from the capitol and conversations with policymakers and legislative observers.
Do you have a specific story you’d like to see told, or a question about the legislative process you’d like answered? Email news@kcpw.org and then tune in weekdays during the session to stay up-to-date on this year’s meeting of lawmakers. Our most recent coverage appears below.

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18 years later, Green River pipeline proposal resurfaces at Utah legislature

Today on In the Hive we dive deep on one bill under consideration in the waning days of the 2020 Utah legislative session. HB328 requests an update to a study from 2002 that examined the feasibility of diverting water from the Green River in eastern Utah to the Wasatch Front. The measure’s sponsor, Brigham City […]

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The deal negotiated over Utah’s voter-passed redistricting law

Today on In the Hive: last ballot initiative standing. In 2018, three ballot measures were voted into law by Utah residents. Two of them have already been substantially modified and now it would seem Proposition 4’s time has come. That initiative created an advisory independent redistricting commission to recommend maps for new congressional and state […]

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Concurrent Resolution opposing the introduction of wolves clears legislative committee

(KCPW News) A state legislative committee has advanced a resolution opposing the introduction of wolves in Utah. On Monday, Morgan Republican Rep. Logan Wilde presented House Concurrent Resolution 19 before the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee. Wilde said that his measure was in response to a proposal in neighboring Colorado to introduce wolves near […]

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Bill would let Utahns in crisis temporarily restrict their own gun purchases

(KCPW News) A proposal that would allow a person to temporarily restrict their own ability to buy a gun has advanced at the state legislature. House Bill 282 by Lehi Republican Rep. Cory Maloy would allow someone to voluntarily put themselves on a list that would prevent them from buying a gun for at least […]

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Senate Committee Passes Bill Developing Utah Medical Marijuana Program

A bill that would continue to develop Utah’s medical marijuana program passed unanimously out of the Senate Health and Human Services committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 121 would offer changes to the program including increasing the doctor-patient quota, allowing card holders to buy medical cannabis out of state and allowing the Utah Department of Agriculture […]

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