An education task force learns the state needs to spend an additional $365 million per year on education to move out of last place in per-pupil funding. It would cost Utah $2.6 billion just to get to the national average [Tribune, Deseret News].
West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder announces he won’t seek re-election [Tribune, Deseret News].
Attorney General John Swallow’s campaign solicited donations from Utah companies that have been under investigation for shady business practices [Fox 13].
Federal investigators met briefly with a key ally of former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff as part of a probe into alleged misconduct in the Attorney General’s office [Tribune].
A group of educators and students say Utah’s effort to take over federal lands within the state could have a number of negative consequences for the state [Tribune, Deseret News].
Rep. Jason Chaffetz continues to press the case for possibly impeaching President Obama [Deseret News].
Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams hires a Utah Transit Authority official to head up economic development efforts for the county [Tribune].
A popular gay blogger is “uninvited” as Grand Marshall of the Utah Pride Festival because his presence might offend members of the LDS Church [Utah Policy].
The West Jordan City Council takes steps to make the mayor’s job a full-time position [Tribune].
New Census numbers show South Jordan has the second-fastest population growth in the nation over the past year [Tribune].