Utah Legislature Archive
State lawmakers once again rolled up their sleeves this morning at the state capitol to discuss how Utah will approach the implementation
Utah lawmakers are debating whether automatic license plate readers, used by law enforcement to catch criminals, violate the privacy rights of Utah
About 80 percent of those who are incarcerated in Utah suffer from some sort of addiction and a third of inmates are
Utah’s new director of state parks says don’t plan on seeing park closures anytime soon. Fred Hayes, who took over the position
All eyes were on Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake Wednesday as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined local and state
Salt Lake City’s budgeting process for next year is expected to be much smoother than in years past, with revenues up instead
Two Utah State Office of Education employees have resigned after officials identified a miscalculation in next year’s education budget that resulted in
Democrat Jim Bradley has been a longtime fixture in Salt Lake County politics. Serving as chairman of the county commission for four
Governor Gary Herbert is defending his decision to sign a bill demanding the federal government transfer its public lands in Utah to
Sex education, including discussion of contraception, will continue in Utah schools. Friday night, Governor Gary Herbert vetoed House Bill 363, which would
Weber State University may be forced to drop a handful of its concurrent enrollment courses if Utah Governor Gary Herbert lends his
Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s 2012 campaign kickoff last night came only five days after the end of the annual session of the
The Utah Parent Teacher Association says Utahns are being misinformed about the controversial sex education bill that state lawmakers passed during the
Salt Lake City is back to fine tuning its regulation of electronic billboards now that efforts by state lawmakers to thwart the
The 2012 legislative session is now over. And with no immigration battles or open records fight, it was certainly calmer than 2011.
After 45 days of negotiating bills and budgets, the Utah Legislature wrapped up its business last night at midnight. KCPW’s Jessica Gail
The 2012 legislative session concluded with lawmakers finalizing the details for the state’s $13 billion dollar budget Thursday. As KCPW's Whittney Evans
It looks as though many Utah high school students won’t be able to get college credit through concurrent enrollment courses for free
State Superintendent Larry Shumway received a prompt reply to a letter he sent U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week. Shumway wrote
The Utah Senate approved a bill this morning that requires some welfare recipients in the state to be drug tested if they
The Utah Senate has passed a bill that was initially intended to thwart Salt Lake City's anti-idling ordinance. But as KCPW's Whittney
A divisive bill that would only allow Utah public schools to teach strictly abstinence-only sexual education is heading to the governor’s desk.
A resolution urging the State Board of Education to thoroughly evaluate its adoption of the Common Core standards developed by several states
Without fail, there’s always one issue that dominates much of the discussion during the Utah Legislature’s annual session: public education. This year,
Legislation that bans huka smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces under the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act is
The Utah Legislature's minority party is losing two prominent members. Monday, two long-time Democrats, David Litvack and Karen Morgan, announced their plans
The Utah House of Representatives approved a measure Monday that would require women in Utah to wait three days before getting an
A proposal to allow personal income tax contributions for elementary schools across Utah was narrowly rejected by the Utah Senate this morning.
The fate of several liquor stores now rests in the hands of the Utah legislature. Democratic Senator Ben McAdams says six stores
Utah is a step closer to joining a multi-state compact that would petition the federal government for state control of healthcare dollars.