A group of Republicans and Democrats pushing an alternative route to the ballot ponder their next move after the Utah GOP rejects changes to their nominating process [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
Sen. Howard Stephenson wants to give tax breaks to gun manufacturers who move their operations to Utah [Tribune, Daily Herald, Deseret News].
Sen. Orrin Hatch says he will support immigration reform if Democrats make some concessions on visas for high-skilled workers [Tribune, Deseret News].
Hatch also is pushing a measure to collect fingerprints from foreigners at the nation’s biggest airports, expanding the program to all the country’s international airports within a decade [Tribune].
The state will cover some of the legal costs for counties inv olved in RS2477 road litigation [Tribune].
Utah politicians are trying to broker a “grand bargain” with environmentalists over energy development on public lands [KUTV].
The Salt Lake County Council will consider creating a registry for unmarried couples, including same-sex partnerships [Deseret News].
The Utah Board of Regents gives the thumbs up to a plan to boost the pay of Utah’s college presidents [Tribune].
The Millard School District’s plan to demolish two high school gymna siums and build replacements is on hold as a group alleges the district violated open-meetings laws [Tribune].
Three Utah cities are among the tops in the nation for fastest-growing suburban poverty levels [Tribune].