House Speaker Becky Lockhart is mulling removing Rep. Lowry Snow as the chair of the committee tasked with investigating John Swallow because of his ties to one of Swallow’s accusers [Tribune].
Sen. Mike Lee is threatening a government shutdown to block Obamacare [Utah Policy, Tribune].
The group pushing for an alternative route to Utah’s ballot has begun raising money for the fight [Tribune].
The state has quietly set up a number of groups to oversee ethics in government [Utah Policy].
The mayoral race in South Jordan is stirring some controversy as candidates are putting campaign signs where they are not permitted [KUTV].
A group of animal-rights activists file suit saying Utah’s controversial “ag gag” law is unconstitutional [Tribune].
Conservation groups are rallying to oppose a proposed oil refinery near Green River [Tribune].
The number of local governments proposing a property tax hike has doubled from last year [Tribune].