Sen. Orrin Hatch suggests he supports parts of the immigration reform bill currently on the table in Washington, and says a fix needs to come sooner rather than later [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4, KUTV].
Gov. Gary Herbert briefly considered moving st ate workers to Utah’s health insurance marketplace designed for small businesses [Deseret News].
Gov. Herbert says the recently completed trade mission to Israel will pay dividends for the state down the line [Tribune, Deseret News, KSL].
Could Salt Lake County’s Unified Police Department take over West Valley City’s embattled police? [ABC 4]
Freshman Rep. Chris Stewart reflects on his first fiv e months in office, including how he keeps in touch with his family while he’s away in Washington [Tribune].
Utah is going to need to do much more to meet federal clean-air standards [Tribune].
The number of homeless in Utah is down from last year [Tribune, Fox 13].
Utah has more apartments available to help transition homeless veterans to housing than there are homeless vets in the state [Tribune].
Automatic c uts from sequestration and health care reform could hit some Utah school districts hard [Tribune].
Utah has the lowest rate of unwed mothers in the nation [Tribune].