The Lt. Governor’s office says they will appoint a special counsel to investigate alleged campaign law violations committed by Attorney General John Swallow [Tribune, Deseret News].
Legislative leaders say they will likely wait until the feds finish their investigation of John Swallow before taking any action, but there’s no guarantee the results of that investigation will ever be made public [Deseret News].
The Tribune again calls for John Swallow’s resignation, saying he can no longer represent the legal interests of Utah [Tribune].
An analysis shows more than 60% of former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s fundraising came from individuals with ties to the multilevel marketing, telemarketing and payday loan industries [Tribune].
Donations to the campaign of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from payday lenders ended up sucking him into the John Swallow morass [Tribune].
The race to replace outgoing GOP chairman Thomas Wright is turning into a battle between the Tea Pa rty vs. Utah’s Republican establishment [Tribune].
Delegates to Saturday’s GOP convention will decide whether to make changes to the caucus system for nominating candidates [Deseret News].
Sen. Orrin Hatch will lead an investigation into the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups [Tribune].
The UTA’s decision to build parking garages at Trax stations is coming under increasing criticism as they sit mostly empty [Tribune].
The new Corner Canyon High School in Draper will annually consider the status of out-of-boundary students, which will be dependent on enrollment levels [Tribune].