After a blistering audit of the Department of Environmental Quality, Gov. Gary Herbert is reconsidering his nomination of an EnergySolutions executive to the state’s Radiation Control Board [Tribune, Deseret News, KSL]. Some news outlets are reporting Dan Shrum will take his name out of consideration on Thursday morning [ABC 4, Fox 13].
Wilderness groups and businesses rally to protest Utah’s plan to sue the federal government over control of public lands in Utah [Tribune, Deseret News, Daily Herald, ABC 4].
Candidates in one Legislative contest could spend upwards of $100,000 in their race for a House seat [Utah Policy].
Democrat Scott Howell releases his plan to create jobs and reduce the deficit [Tribune, Deseret News].
Sen. Mike Lee testifies in front of a House committee about what he sees as Pres. Obama’s “abuse of power” [Tribune].
New Census numbers say the average household income for Utahns is down 15% from 2008 [Tribune].
A report on the Red Butte oil spill says Salt Lake City could do more to ensure another spill does not happen in the future [Tribune, Deseret News].
The ACLU is suing Brigham City on behalf of a church that wants to hand out fliers near the Mormon temple in that city [Tribune, KSL, Daily Herald].
Taylorsville residents are upset over a proposed tax hike to pay for expanded fire services [Tribune].
The number of Americans with health insurance is on the rise, but not in Utah [Tribune].