Sen. Orrin Hatch wants an investigation into how the IRS leaked the applications for tax-exempt status for a number of groups to an investigative news organization. One of those applications belonged to Freedom Path, a nonprofit organization that supported his 2012 reelection bid [Tribune].
Hatch also calls for an investigation into allegations that the Obama Administration is getting around restrictions by fundraising for a non-profit organization that is helping to promote Obamacare [Tribune].
Will John Swallow make an appearance at Sat urday’s Utah GOP convention? [Standard-Examiner].
Utah Democratic Party Chairman Sen. Jim Dabakis says the Legislature needs to start their own investigation into the John Swallow mess [Tribune].
Rep. Paul Ray wants to make it harder for minors to get their hands on electronic cigarettes [Deseret News].
Bob Bernick says any changes to the nominating process adopted by Republican delegates to Saturday’s GOP convention will likely not go far enough to fix the system [Utah Policy a>].
Opponents say the proposed route for the West Davis Corridor extension to the Legacy Parkway is not needed and to could harm wetlands [Tribune, Deseret News].
Utah’s charter schools are being evaluated for the first time, but critics say that’s not necessarily a good idea [Tribune].
Department of Defense furloughs due to federal budget cuts should affect more than 13,000 Utahns in July [Tribune].
The Utah Senate confirms Jon Pierpont as the head of the Department of Workforce Services [Tribune].