Sources tell UtahPolicy that when the Prison Relocation Commission meets Friday the seven members will consider two new sites for the half-billion-dollar prison – one in Tooele County and one in Utah County.

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Herbert hits back at the House over Healthy Utah. The Prison Relocation Commission will add two sites to their list. Medical marijuana advances out of a Senate committee.

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The Utah GOP claims they don't have enough time to implement the changes contained in the "Count My Vote" compromise passed by lawmakers last year, so they're asking for the deal to be delayed until...
Utah Lawmakers are considering a number of plans for Medicaid expansion this session. Our "Political Insiders" and readers seem to think Gov. Herbert's Healthy Utah plan has the best chance of...


Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Speaker Hughes is right, Utah’s health care status quo is brutal

Senators stand firm by ‘Count My Vote’ election deal

Rolly: Like Yogi Berra, this Utah lawmaker didn’t always say what he said

Utah’s Mia Love ‘excited’ to block Obama’s immigration orders, suggests ousting McConnell if he can’t deliver votes

Tweaked metal recycling bill is moving through legislature

State school board sticking with SAGE, for now

Alternative to Gov.’s Healthy Utah plan fails in Senate

Incumbent clerks soon will have name on ballot only once

Right to Try bill gives terminally ill patients hope

Senate advances 10-cent gasoline tax hike

Truth in advertising bill brings rowdy debate

Utah’s Chaffetz: D.C. could face ‘severe penalties’ for legalizing pot

Utah Lawmakers seek to ease train crossing law enforcement

Amended metal recycling bill passes committee

Utah’s medical marijuana bill clears its first hurdle

Utah State Prison throws open doors to make case for its move

Lee to conservatives: Shouting ‘freedom’ the loudest isn’t a qualification to be president

Pioneer Park Coalition schism again chalked up as miscommunication over homeless housing

Fight over Healthy Utah raises tension between Gov. Gary Herbert and House Speaker Greg Hughes

Deseret News

A. Scott Anderson: Healthy Utah is the state's most practical solution for now

Jay Evensen: Don't turn prison relocation decision over to a small group

Editorial: Hughes, House and Healthy Utah — governor's plan deserves debate and a vote

Bill to clarify prostitution laws advances through Senate committee

Committee OKs resolution supporting victims of sex abuse

Senate kills proposed amendment to undo Count My Vote deal

Lawmakers narrow selection of school board election bills

State School Board not canceling SAGE testing

With Healthy Utah stalled, lives still hang in the balance

Senate endorses bill to raise gas tax 10 cents per gallon

Medical marijuana gets initial political nod from Utah lawmakers

House passes bill to increase family death benefits of fallen officers

Senate passes bill to give terminally ill patients 'right to try'

Gov. Herbert increases pressure on House to hear Healthy Utah


Councilman Zappala: Former Cedar Hills mayor turns his life around, starts restaurant business (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Defining the line on rights (Standard-Examiner)

North Ogden lawmaker's 'Frail Utah' bill fails to advance in Senate (Standard-Examiner)

Today At Utah Policy

Today At Utah Policy

It's a very cramped episode of Bernick and Schott on Politics as Rep. Steve Handy, R-Layton, decides to join us in the House gallery.
Senate President Wayne Niderhauser, R-Sandy, talks with Managing Editor Bryan Schott about Medicaid expansion and setting Utah's budget.
article thumbnailRep. Mia Love praises House Speaker John Boehner for refusing to budge in the DHS funding showdown.
Sources tell UtahPolicy that when the Prison Relocation Commission meets Friday the seven members will consider two new sites for the half-billion-dollar prison – one in Tooele County and one in Utah...

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Like most people, I have had family members and friends suffer incurable illnesses. In some cases, we have been aware of experimental medications that have seen positive results in early tests. But...
Utah has long been a conservative leader and a beacon for innovative reform. We are a state that strives to do the right thing and believes in honoring the commitments we make to our residents while...


Utah House Majority leader Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, discusses the 2015 Utah Legislature's big issues with Managing Editor Bryan Schott.
We've passed the halfway point of the 2015 legislature, and there's still a ton of work for lawmakers to do.


Lighter Side

Official Visit
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Wise Words

Just Pursuits
"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits."  Thomas Jefferson  Brainy Quote