Utah Legislature Archive

Politics Up Close: State Auditor Auston Johnson, GOP Mayoral Debate Highlights

Auston Johnson has been Utah’s State Auditor for the past 17 years, and as he runs for re-election this cycle, is touting

Group Calls on State Lawmakers to Cut Ties With ALEC

The progressive-leaning open-government advocacy group Alliance for a Better Utah is calling on state lawmakers to withdraw their membership from the American

Task Force Talks Federal Health Care Implementation

State lawmakers once again rolled up their sleeves this morning at the state capitol to discuss how Utah will approach the implementation

Lawmakers Troubled By License Plate Scanning Plan

Utah lawmakers are debating whether automatic license plate readers, used by law enforcement to catch criminals, violate the privacy rights of Utah

State Prison System Will Be Full by 2015, Officials Tell Lawmakers

About 80 percent of those who are incarcerated in Utah suffer from some sort of addiction and a third of inmates are

New State Parks Director Vows to Keep Them Open

Utah’s new director of state parks says don’t plan on seeing park closures anytime soon. Fred Hayes, who took over the position

Utah Officials, UTA Break Ground on Sugar House Streetcar

All eyes were on Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake Wednesday as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined local and state

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker and Sen. Todd Weiler

Salt Lake City’s budgeting process for next year is expected to be much smoother than in years past, with revenues up instead

Funding Miscalculation Leads to Resignation of Two State Education Employees

Two Utah State Office of Education employees have resigned after officials identified a miscalculation in next year’s education budget that resulted in

Politics Up Close: Jim Bradley, Stephen Sandstrom

Democrat Jim Bradley has been a longtime fixture in Salt Lake County politics. Serving as chairman of the county commission for four