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Lawmaker Strengthens Common Core Resolution

A resolution urging the State Board of Education to thoroughly evaluate its adoption of the Common Core standards developed by several states

House Moves to Triple Abortion Waiting Period

The Utah House of Representatives approved a measure Monday that would require women in Utah to wait three days before getting an

Income Tax Contribution for Elementary Schools Fails By One Vote

A proposal to allow personal income tax contributions for elementary schools across Utah was narrowly rejected by the Utah Senate this morning.

Controversial Health Compact Moves Forward

Utah is a step closer to joining a multi-state compact that would petition the federal government for state control of healthcare dollars.

Lawmakers Drawing Closer to Finalizing Budget

With less than a week left in the session, House and Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to fund the

Senate Approves Online Gambling Ban

The Utah Senate approved a bill this morning to keep online gambling illegal in the state as the federal government moves to

Lawmaker Amends Resolution on Connecting Ski Resorts

A legislative resolution to support connecting Salt Lake County and Summit County ski resorts is being amended to satisfy environmental groups and

Occupy SLC Protests Corporate Involvement in Legislative Process

Occupy Salt Lake protesters made their way back into the spotlight Wednesday at the Utah Capitol, but didn't draw much attention from

Cooke Announces Bid for Governor’s Seat

Small business owner and retired two-star General Peter Cooke became the first Democrat to enter the race for Utah Governor this morning,

Bill Allows Cities to Impose Tax Hike to Bury Power Lines

Cities across the country and Utah are opting to bury their power lines instead of stringing them overhead, and one Democratic state