Utah Legislature Archive

House Speaker Lockhart Pushes for Less Reliance on Federal Government

The 2013 legislative session kicked off Monday; and Utah lawmakers are already discussing what the next 45 day session will look like.

Lawmaker Wants to Boost Education Funding Through Liquor Sales

Liquor sales could begin funding public education, at least if one Utah lawmaker has his way. Republican Representative Jim Bird plans to

Hotel Master License Could Free Up Dozens of Liquor Licenses

A Utah lawmaker wants to free up dozens of liquor licenses using the state’s hotels. Republican Senator John Valentine is drafting a

Shumway Concerned about Funding, Education Governance in Final State of Education Address

“We cannot have the best school system in the country and be the lowest in the country in funding.” State Superintendent Larry

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Gov. Herbert’s Environmental Adviser

Progressive public policy is the goal of Democratic State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck. The Salt Lake City lawmaker has served in the legislature

Politics Up Close: Rep. Kraig Powell on Open Caucus Meetings, Treasurer Candidate Christopher Stout

Today on the show, we talked with State Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber City about his effort's to open up caucus meetings

Centerville Bans Specialty Smoke Shops

A bill passed by Utah lawmakers earlier this year puts new requirements on smoke shops statewide, limiting where they can operate within

Utah Democratic Party Files GRAMA Appeal

After a year-long effort to make the legislature’s 2011 redistricting records public, the Utah Democratic Party presented its case to the state’s

UTOPIA Audit Reveals Financial Woes

A performance audit of the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency, or UTOPIA was presented to state lawmakers Wednesday at the Capitol. KCPW’s

State Task Force Looks to Help Veterans

State leaders want to help simplify life for Utah veterans. Hundreds of programs are available for the thousands who have served, but