Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is stepping down and will move back to Colorado [Politico].
Utah Republican lawmakers say they will wait and see the results of an investigation into allegations against Attorney General John Swallow before considering any action of their own [Tribune, Deseret News].
Richard Rawle, who was allegedly involved with Swallow in an influence peddling scandal, signed a deathbed declaration denying the whole scheme [Tribune].
Sen. Jim Dabakis and former Utah GOP Chair Enid Green Mickelson say the accusations against Swallow point to a need for ethical reform on Capitol Hill [Deseret News].
A Utah call center owner has started a petition drive demanding Swallow’s resignation [City Weekly].
Even though former A.G. Mark Shurtleff signed onto a settlement in a lawsuit over illegal foreclosures against Bank of America, new A.G. Swallow says the state will continue to pursue other lawsuits against BOA [Tribune].
The Washington County GOP will consider a resolution calling for Utah to be exempt from federal gun laws [Tribune].
A study says college enrollment in Utah is rising, but it’s still not keeping up with population growth [Deseret News].
The DABC says they will no longer cite restaurants that serve patrons booze before they order food [Tribune].
A new study says about a third of Utah’s low-income kids who eat lunch at school also get breakfast there, which is last in the nation [Tribune].