Lawmaker quits amid solicitation allegation, Utah-linked White House aide is ousted and EnergySolutions may get big break from Legislature

Rep. Jon Stanard, R-St. George, abruptly resigns from office, citing a desire to spend time with his ailing father. But soon after the news of his departure surfaced, so did an allegation that he paid for sex. Rob Porter, a Trump administration official with ties to Utah’s U.S. senators, quits after his two ex-wives accuse him of physical abuse. And the Utah House advances a proposal that would give radioactive-waste company EnergySolutions a break on $1.72 million in fees.

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