Democratic challenger Peter Cooke hits Gov. Gary Herbert on his handling of Utah’s economy [Tribune].
Mia Love’s budget proposal would slash more than $2 billion of federal spending in Utah. Love calls the plan a starting point for discussion [Tribune].
Rep. Jim Matheson says Mia Love’s proposed budget cuts would hurt local police departments [Tribune, KUTV, Fox 13].
Matheson skips the Democratic National Convention to campaign back home [Deseret News].
A summit on Utah’s liquor laws affirms for some state lawmakers that state control of alcohol is working [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4].
More proof that Utah is very frugal when it comes to public education. A new study says Utah is home to 7 of the 10-lowest spending school districts in the nation [Tribune].
Employees at the Utah State Prison allege a culture of cronyism is killing morale at the facility [Tribune].
Merrill Cook takes his fight to get an E-Verify initiative on November’s ballot to the Utah Supreme Court [Tribune].
An attendee at Paul Ryan’s private fundraiser in Utah County posts part of his speech online [ABC 4].
A former boyfriend is charged with stalking legislative candidate Celina Miller [KSL].