Two-thirds of Utahns believe their local police treat all people fairly and equally, a new poll shows.

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Insider Surveys

Our "Political Insiders" and readers don't think there's much of a chance that the legislature will pass a proposed 1% hike in the personal income tax rate to give more money to schools....
The 114th Congress got down to work last week. Our "Political Insiders" think Sen. Orrin Hatch in his role as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is poised to get the most done this...


Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Partisan school boards won’t improve education

Balancing LGBT, religious rights won’t be easy, Mormon leaders concede

Chamber leads drive for legislative funding

Utahns enthusiastic about the economy

Utah speeders and Obama’s immigration actions linked in AG hearing

State school board budget recommendations include changes to charter funding

Lawmakers may erase new law that helps enforce texting ban

Lawmakers want to end fed review of Utah road projects

Rolly: Ted Cruz’s dad, the anti-Dallin Oaks, to highlight Utah County Lincoln Day Dinner

Utahns are OK with divorce — and up for more marriages

Becker unveils plan to build 5,000 units of affordable housing in Salt Lake City

Jurors will continue deliberating fate of accused fraudster Marc Jenson on Friday

Utah A.G. to police: ‘Never, ever feel ashamed to wear your badge’

Deseret News

Op-ed: Free community college will hurt higher education and students

Jay Evensen: In fight over school funding, don't eliminate choices

Editorial: What The New York Times gets wrong about religious liberty

Op-ed: For many reasons, Eagle Mountain not right for a prison

Joanne Seghini: Unified Plan would make air cleaner, transportation easier

Editorial: Fix, don't repeal, Affordable Care Act

Utah lawmakers unveil $28 million in air quality proposals

Hundreds gather to salute, honor law enforcement

State legislator wants to dial back new distracted driving law

'Crucial' change cuts proposed tax increase for education in half

Jury in fraud case deliberating fate of ex-millionaire Marc Jenson

Rep. Chris Stewart says he's working on 'freedom of conscience' bills

Will new primary system for 2016 election stay intact?

Utah's largest oil producer lays off 80 employees in Duchesne County

2 bills seek more hunting, fishing opportunities for Utah youth

Mitt Romney calls Utah home, could open up about Mormon faith in potential 2016 run

State School Board explores budget cuts as part of state funding exercise

LDS leaders respond to reaction over their call to balance gay, religious rights


Utah County residents oppose ban on wood burning (Daily Herald)

Weber and Davis counties begin counting the homeless (Standard-Examiner)

Police rights to impound cars debated by lawmakers (Standard-Examiner)

State representative for central Ogden goes to bat for local concerns (Standard-Examiner)

Today At Utah Policy

Today At Utah Policy

Two-thirds of Utahns believe their local police treat all people fairly and equally, a new poll shows.
A number of legislators – especially House members – have been concerned that more than a third of all the bills passed in recent legislative sessions are voted on in the final four days before...
The LDS says they favor a statewide non-discrimination law. Gov. Herbert gives his State of the State speech and lawmakers say they probably won't mess SB 54.    Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down...
Now that the LDS Church has expressed support for a statewide non-discrimination bill that offers protections for the LGBT community, what are the chances this legislation passes the 2015...

Policy Buzz

A couple of years ago I received a call that went something like this: “Representative Handy, I’m one of your constituents. When are you and the legislature doing about our dirty...
Being successful in politics takes a lot of talent and smarts. But that’s not enough. 


Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks with Managing Editor Bryan Schott in our latest podcast.
Utah lawmakers are considering raising the gas tax, but that may or may not be a tax hike.


Lighter Side

Romney Run
"Senator Rand Paul reflected on Mitt Romney's potential 2016 campaign and said, 'It's sort of what Einstein said, that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result.' When someone told him Einstein didn't actually say that, he said, 'In the...

Wise Words

Be a Friend
"The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend."  Henry David Thoreau  Brainy Quote