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Bill requiring anti-harassment training for lobbyists advances to House

A bill aimed at making sure lobbyists on Utah’s Capitol Hill are trained in avoiding workplace harassment passed the House Government Operations Committee Tuesday. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, and in light of harassment allegations on Utah’s Capitol Hill, lawmakers are considering implementing anti-harassment training for lobbyists, much like the one legislators are […]

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Resolution exempting Utah from Antiquities Act passes Utah House

A measure asking Congress to exempt Utah from the 1906 Antiquities Act passed through the Utah House Friday. Lawmakers voted 59-13 to progress Rep. Carl Albrecht’s House Joint Resolution 1, which calls on Utah’s congressional delegation to draft legislation excluding Utah from future national monument designations by a president. Utah would join Wyoming and Alaska […]

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Lawmakers Consider Changes to Bicycle Traffic Laws

(KCPW News)[AUDIO AFTER BREAK] Utah cyclists might soon be able to legally run through stop signs and red lights. House Bill 58 would allow people on bicycles to treat stop signs like yield signs, and to stop and look both ways before proceeding through a red light. Currently, cyclists are required to follow vehicle rules […]

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Lawmaker Requests $2 Million to Sue California Over Coal Fee

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Mike Noel says California’s preference for renewable energy represents a war on Utah coal. KCPW’s Roger McDonough reports. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.2MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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ABU Update: Efforts to Upend (Some) Ballot Initiatives Stall

Chase Thomas from Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for an update from the 2018 Utah Legislative Session. Today, they revisit the efforts by lawmakers to try to pass legislation to head off specific citizen ballot initiatives. But bills addressing medical marijuana and state election law have hit snags on Utah’s capitol […]

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