Attorney General John Swallow comes out swinging against his critics saying he did nothing wrong and will not resign [Tribune, Daily Herald, Fox 13].
While he was working as former Attorney General Mark Shurleff’s top fundraiser, Swallow apparently helped broker a plea deal for convicted fraudster Marc Sessions Jenson [Deseret News].
The board that will decide whether to move the Utah State Prison wants to see the financial data that led state officials to conclude moving the facility is a good idea [Tribune, Deseret News].
New Census numbers show Utah’s minority population grew twice as fast as the state’s white residents between 2011 and 2012 [Tribune].
Utah officials say immigration reform will bring a “breathtaking” number of illegals from out of the shadows in Utah [Tribune].
Sen. Orrin Hatch worries Senate Democrats may renege on their promise to work with him on immigration reform [Tribune].
The Count My Vote group that’s pushing for an alternative path to Utah’s primary ballot is launching a poll to find out what kinds of changes to the nominating system Utahns would be interested in [Utah Policy].
A report says Utah is way behind their goal of having 66% of the population with college degrees by the year 2020 [Tribune].
An Orem Councilman says that city needs to use “God’s economic principles” when adopting a budget which includes rejecting programs that rely on federal funding [Daily Herald].
Bill Nighswonger, head of the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City, steps down from that post for what he describes as “personal reasons’ [Tribune].