Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday

House panel advances a controversial gun measure. Democrats want a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General John Swallow. The Senate makes changes to a bill to move the state prison.

Countdown: 9 days until the final day of the 2013 legislative session, 245 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 609 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 1041 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

A House committee advances a measure that puts Utah’s gun laws ahead of any federal gun regulation [TribuneDeseret News].

Utah Democrats call for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Attorney General John Swallow and his predecessor, Mark Shurtleff, violated state law [TribuneDeseret News].

Are Utah’s lawmakers crafting anti-federal legislation based on anecdotes instead of facts? [Tribune]

The Senate makes big changes to a bill to begin the process of moving the state prison [TribuneDeseret News].

A House committee rejects a plan to hike taxes on the wealthy to provide more funding for education [Tribune].

The federal budget sequester means a cut of $500,000 for Canyonlands and Arches National Parks [Deseret News].

Gov. Herbert and Legislative Republicans call for the state fleet to transition to natural gas powered vehicles [TribuneDeseret News].

A Senate committee approves a resolution to reject a United Nations measure that some say is a blueprint for a socialist takeover of government [Tribune].

Abortion somehow sneaks into a debate over a bill banning cockfighting [Utah PolicyTribuneDeseret News].

The Senate rejects a bill making not wearing a seat belt a primary offense [Tribune].

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