Rep. Lee Perry says the John Swallow saga demonstrates the need for the state to have a method for recalling elected officials, and he plans to propose a constitutional amendment to make that change [Tribune].
House Republicans are breaking along two lines in discussions about whether to impeach Swallow [Utah Policy].
The conservative Sutherland Institute calls on Swallow to resign [Deseret News].
Swallow’s spokesperson Paul Murphy gets into a Twitter fight with conservative blogger and former legislator Holly Richardson. During the tiff, he accidentally uses the state’s Amber Alert Twitter account [Tribune].
A group proposing an alternative path to the primary ballot plans to poll Utahns about their feelings toward the current caucus system. Meanwhile, the Utah GOP is working on an alternative program to counter the organization’s efforts [Deseret News].
The Salt Lake County Council approves a “mutual commitment registry” to allow people in a variety of non-traditional relationships some access to their partner’s benefits [Tribune, Deseret News].
A judge orders gun lobbyist Clark Aposhian to give up his firearms after domestic violence charges are filed against him by his ex-wife [Tribune].
Former legislator and state budget director Ron Bigelow announces his candidacy for West Valley City Mayor [Tribune].
The Salt Lake City School Board approves a $3.6 million property tax hike [Deseret News].
There is an effort to move the Hoberman Arch, made famous by the 2002 Olympics, from the University of Utah to Main Street in Park City [Park Record].