A Senate committee tables a measure aiming to repeal Utah's guest worker law [Tribune, Daily Herald, City Weekly, Deseret News].
Senate Republicans again squabble over bills to help members of the military. This time it's a measure to allow people who quit their job to follow spouses in the military out of state to collect unemployment benefits [Tribune].
Rep. Ken Sumsion is pushing a measure to allow cities to condemn and take over public land owned by the federal government [Deseret News, Tribune].
Gov. Gary Herbert signs an unemployment tax cut rate for businesses [Tribune, Daily Herald, Daily Herald].
The State School Board plans to send a letter to lawmakers expressing their displeasure with a hearing to set education funding. They say many of the measures discussed at the hearing did not get adequate public discussion [Tribune].
A bill to allow some state liquor stores to open on certain holidays will get a second chance after some changes have been made [ABC 4].
If a convicted criminal is able to get a book or movie deal about their crime, any profits would go to the state for victim restitution under a bill passed by the house [Tribune, ABC 4].
A Salt Lake City group is working on a proposed ballot initiative claiming corporations are not people [Tribune].
Rep. Craig Frank wants to limit House members to sponsoring just 5 bills each session [Utah Policy].
Another Republican jumps into the crowded 2nd Congressional District field [Tribune].