A loophole allows lobbyists to avoid reporting how much they spend on meals for legislators as long as every lawmaker is invited to the event [Tribune].
A couple of lawmakers get in a snit with Layton police chief Terry Keefe because he praised Gov. Gary Herbert’s veto of HB76 [Tribune].
Sen. Mike Lee joins the fight over Common Core Standards, signing on to a letter to keep the U.S. Department of Education from requiring those standards [Tribune].
Utah’s Democrats will put the question of whether the party should kill their caucus system to nominate candidates to delegates at their state convention in June [Tribune].
A woman is facing charges for a video recording she made documenting conditions at a Draper slaughterhouse. She would be the first woman charged under Utah’s “ag gag” law [Tribune].
Five Utah counties could be hit by big cuts to federal land payments due to the sequestration [Tribune].
It turns out a law passed in 2010 to increase canal safety is voluntary and the state has no program or agency to oversee canal regulations [Deseret News].
A budget shortfall means health insurance cuts for retirees in Tooele County [KSL].
Parents are concerned the new Corner Canyon High School in Draper may be overcrowded even before it opens its doors next school year [Tribune].
A review of 10-years of data in Utah divorce cases suggests the rights of fathers in divorce custody cases are being ignored [KSL].