Sen. Aaron Osmond’s companies donated $100,000 to John Swallow’s Attorney General campaign at the same time his industry was coming under legal scrutiny [Tribune].
Osmond responds saying he donated to Swallow because he saw him as a friend to small business and did not expect any special treatment from his office [Senate Site].
Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff resigns from his Washington, D.C. law firm [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
One publisher says Shurtleff allegedly tried to broker a deal to sell 1 million copies of one of his books to a multi-level marketing company even though the book was not yet finished [City Weekly, Tribune].
House Republicans confirm they will discuss their options in the John Swallow situation during this month’s interim meetings [Standard-Examiner].
Freshman Republican Spencer Cox says it’s time to start seriously considering impeachment proceedings for Swallow [Tribune].
Sen. Todd Weiler argues Utah’s Attorney General should be appointed, not elected [Tribune].
LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli try to predict how the John Swallow situation will eventually end [Deseret News].
Bob Bernick gets a peek at some polling commissioned by Gov. Gary Herbert which shows residents are pleased with the job he’s doing [Utah Policy].
The Salt Lake City Council may be readying to bo ost property taxes [Tribune].