Utah Republicans elect James Evans as their new party chair, reject proposed changes to the caucus system [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News, Daily Herald].
In a move that surprised no one, Mia Love officially announces she is challenging Jim Mat heson in 2014 [Deseret News].
Grandstanding? Utah Democrats want the Legislature to hold public hearings into the scandals swirling around Attorney General John Swallow and Lt. Governor Greg Bell’s office [Deseret News, ABC 4].
Utah added more than 43,000 jobs last month, dropping the unemployment rate to 4.7 percent [Tribune, Deseret News].
Sen. Orrin Hatch, referencing the current scandal surrounding the IRS, says employees of that agency are either “incompetent or evil” [Standard-Examiner].
Hatch also wants to boost penalties for those who grow marijuana on public lands [Tribune].
Ridership on the new airport Trax line remains steady [Deseret News].
A survey of low-income Utahns finds many lack access to internet or telephones [City Weekly].
Gun sales and permit applications in Utah are soaring following the Newtown massacre [Tribune].
Utah pharmacists are still unsure how they’ll respond to a federal judge’s ruling that the “morning after pill” should be available to teenagers [Tribune].