Mitt Romney stops his losing streak and notches a couple of wins over the weekend. First, he won the CPAC straw poll [Washington Times], then he prevailed over Ron Paul in the Maine caucuses [Politico]. Next up, the Arizona and Michigan primaries on Feb 28th.
Morgan Philpot and some of his campaign workers survive a car accident when the pickup they were driving in slides off the road and down a 100-foot embankment [Tribune, Fox 13, KSL, Daily Herald].
Lawmakers look into possibly changing the way Utah votes for president [Utah Policy, Tribune].
There are some proposed changes to the GRAMA law, but proponents say they're nothing like last year's bill [Daily Herald, Deseret News].
Many expect an attempt in the House to restore language in a bill banning talk of contraceptives in Utah public schools. A committee stripped those provisions last week [Deseret News].
A bi-partisan commission urges lawmakers to avoid passing any immigration issues this session [Tribune].
Legislators won't make any changes to Utah's method of execution [Utah Policy].
Why do lawmakers open their daily floor sessions with a prayer? [Tribune].
The Canyons School District paid $55,000 to a former Alta High School assistant principal who allegedly condoned racist incidents at the school [Tribune].
Political insiders say a proposed Constitutional amendment to limit government spending is a bad idea [Utah Policy].