Guv’s security, online schooling, teacher bounced and Dems snubbed

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Burgess Owens fist bumps lobbyist Jeff Hartley at the Capitol Tuesday. Owens also met with the House and Senate Republicans and Gov. Spencer Cox during the Legislative Session, Jan. 25, 2022.

A Utah congressman snubs Democrats during a visit to the state Capitol. Taxpayers foot the bill for a secret construction project at the private home of Gov. Spencer Cox. After final approval of a bill at the Legislature, schools will have to seek the governor’s OK to shift to online learning because of COVID-19. And a Park City teacher says she was forced out of her job after she reported a student had inappropriately touched girls.

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