Monthly Archive:: February 2011

Lawmakers Reject Tenure Ban

The legislature’s House Education Committee rejected a divisive bill Wednesday that would have banned academic tenure at Utah's public colleges and universities.

Historic District Moratorium Approved by Senate

A state lawmaker from Sandy is intervening in a conflict in Salt Lake City’s Yalecrest neighborhood between preservation and property rights. Utah

Resolution Calls On Utah Lawmakers To Stop Work On Immigration Bills

One Utah senator wants the state to take a back seat in immigration legislation. Senate Minority Leader Ross Romero introduced SJR 18

House Committee Narrowly Rejects Breeder Regulations

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted down proposed regulations to stave off puppy mills in Utah this morning. Democratic Representative Jackie

Simonsen: Charges Won’t Affect My Ability to Serve

Salt Lake City Councilman Soren Simonsen claims the criminal charges he’s facing in the state of Washington won’t impact his ability to

Bill Could Mean More Movies Made in Utah

Utahns could be seeing a bit more of Hollywood in their own backyards… at least, that’s what lawmakers are hoping for. House

Medicaid Reform Clears Hurdle with Bipartisan Support

The Utah Senate gave bipartisan support yesterday to a state lawmaker's plan to reign in Medicaid spending. Republican Senator Dan Liljenquist’s bill

Lawmakers Pass Bill To Limit Environmental Lawsuits Vs. State

A bill aimed at limiting environmental lawsuits against the state by requiring those filing suit to take out a kind of insurance

Vehicle Smoking Ban for Drivers with Kids Fails Yet Again

Every year since 2007, various Utah lawmakers have tried to ban smoking in cars when a child is present. And this year,

Budget Outlook Improves

Utah lawmakers can breathe at least a small sigh of relief about the budget. New state revenue estimates show the 2012 budget