Gov. Gary Herbert says he’d fire Attorney General John Swallow if he worked in his office. However, he is not calling for Swallow to resign [Tribune, Deseret News].
Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff opens a new consulting business following his resignation from his Washington, D.C. law firm [Tribune].
A Democratic poll has Jim Matheson up over Mia Love by 14-points at this early stage in the 2014 election cycle [Tribune].
Sen. Mike Lee wants to declassify secret court rulings in intelligence gathering cases [Tribune].
The Salt Lake City Council is set to pass a tax hike despite a threatened veto from Mayor Ralph Becker [Tribune, Deseret News].
Utah’s ski resorts saw a 5.4% jump in the number of visitors during the last ski season [Tribune].
Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams doesn’t make many changes to the county budget, mostly because of the anticipated loss of tax revenue due to the massive landslide at Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine [Tribune].
Salt Lake County Council Chairman Steve DeBry wants to investigate whether the County Library Services Department violated the law by participating in the Salt Lake City Pride Parade [Tribune].
Taylorsville officials try to mitigate a proposed 47-percent property tax hike that comes on the heels of a 15-percent jump last year [Deseret News].
Two BYU professors form a new polling firm [Utah Policy].