Now that we’ve learned that Lowry Snow, who is supposed to chair the House investigation into John Swallow, has ties to one of Swallow’s accusers - will he remain in that position? [Deseret News].
Daniel Burton says speculation is growing that Swallow may bring a civil rights claim against the state [Publius Online].
One day after Utah Transit Authority officials told lawmakers they would need a dramatic hike in their share of sales taxes to fund future projects, a number of their top officials headed to Europe to study transit systems in Switzerland [Tribune].
Paul Rolly shakes his head at the political transformation of Sen. Aaron Osmond, who last week called for the end of compulsory education laws [Tribune].
The president of one of Utah’s teacher’s unions says eliminating compulsory education would hit poor families the hardest [Standard-Examiner].
The Utah Supreme Court says state wildlife officials should have done a better job protecting an 11-year-old boy who was killed by a bear in 2007 [Tribune, Deseret News].
The Utah Board of Regents are mulling changes to policy after a legislative audit said University of Utah “Red Zone” stores may violate state policy [Tribune].
Corrections officials say the number of women in Utah’s prisons is booming because many return to jail for parole violations [Tribune].
The Utah Division of Water Quality is struggling with funding issues due to federal budget cuts [Tribune].
How will the Salt Lake City Council spend the recently approved 13.8% property tax hike? [Deseret News].
Utah County Republicans are getting ready to open a new headquarters [Daily Herald].
Some Utahns are upset to find out the pollution produced by fireworks is often given a pass by the Environmental Protection Agency [Tribune].
Tooele County officials say their financial recovery plan will put the county on solid financial footing within five years [Tribune].
Animal rights activists plan to fight Utah’s controversial “ag gag” law which prohibits recording conditions in livestock operations [KSL].
A service allowing viewers to watch live local television on computers and mobile devices launches in Utah next month [Tribune].