Gov. Gary Herbert says the fact that the I-15 Core project in Utah County is on time and under budget vindicates UDOT from the controversy surrounding the bid process [Tribune, Deseret News].
Mitt Romney says he isn’t making his tax returns public is he does not want the public seeing how much money he tithed to the LDS Church [Tribune].
Rep. Jason Chaffetz is tapped for a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention, joining Mia Love on the dais [Tribune, Deseret News].
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will be in Utah next week for a fundraiser [Tribune].
Salt Lake City officials plan to draft an ordinance giving justice court judges the power to address crimes motivated by bias [City Weekly].
Former LDS Church Presiding Bishop H. David Burton is named the new vice-chairman of the Utah Transit Authority [Tribune].
Craig Anderson is tapped to head the environmental division of the Utah Attorney General’s office [Tribune].
West Jordan considers an ordinance allowing wind or solar power installations for residents or small businesses [Tribune].
Utah Democrats name former party chair Meghan Holbrook as this year’s Elanor Roosevelt Award winner [Deseret News].
Some Utah companies are finding ways to get around the line of businesses waiting to get one of the few liquor licenses available [Fox 13].