Stay up-to-date with the latest news on what is happening in the state legislature.

Lawmakers Explore Public Lands Options

(KCPW News) A legislative commission met at Utah’s capitol on Wednesday morning to discuss the state’s legal options in a potential struggle over public lands. Members of the Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands vented their frustration with the federal government’s handling of public lands in the state, while exploring how a state transfer […]

Posted in Legislative Coverage, Local News, Local Stories, Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Former Attorneys General Swallow and Shurtleff Arrested

(KCPW News) Two former Utah Attorneys General were arrested on Tuesday morning on charges ranging from engaging in a pattern of illegal activity to receiving bribes. KCPW’s Roger McDonough has the story. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (8.1MB)

Posted in Law Enforcement, Legislative Coverage, Local News, Local Stories, Politics | Comments Off

Consultant to Prison Relocation Commission: Communication is Key

(KCPW News) A legislative commission tasked with finding a new location for Utah’s state prison has a lot to consider when it comes to finding the perfect site: proximity to hospitals or schools, whether to use private or public land, environmental impacts, and many other factors. But MGT of America, the consulting firm hired to […]

Posted in Law Enforcement, Legislative Coverage, Local News, Local Stories, Politics | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Utah Lawmakers Spar Over Federal Lands Jurisdiction

(KCPW News) A month after the interim session commenced, it was part two of interim committee meetings in the Utah legislature on Wednesday. Lawmakers convened to discuss a number of topics, such as water quality, the state fairpark, and affordable housing. One topic, however, has been on the minds of many state legislators for a […]

Posted in Law Enforcement, Legislative Coverage, Local News, Local Stories | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Poll Shows Support for Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) A new poll suggests that Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan has the backing of a majority of Utahns. In fact, given a choice between adopting the governor’s plan and simply doing nothing on the Medicaid expansion issue, 88 percent of respondents were in favor of the plan. For more details, here’s KCPW’s […]

Posted in Healthcare, Legislative Coverage, Local News, Local Stories, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

More Stories