Local Headlines 3-8-17

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Chaffetz suffers a barrage of mean tweets for nothing

Legislature approves state budgets, bulk of new funding reserved for education

Watered-down UTA reform bill advances

Senate approves $5,000 bonuses for teachers at high-poverty schools

Bill OKs liquor stores keeping some profits

Medical marijuana research authorization advances in Utah Capitol

Sen. Mike Lee among small band of conservatives fighting against the Republican health care bill

Bill to allow suing porn distributors for harm to minors advances

Utah Senate gives early OK to allowing ATVs on Salt Lake County roads

House approves removing so called ‘no-promo homo’ law

Complaints accuse Utah lawmaker of bullying, berating school officials in front of students

Deseret News

Ralph Hancock: Fairness, merit and identity politics

Richard Davis: Our legislators have failed Utah’s children once again

Final-hour bill to control prison area development raises red flags for Salt Lake City

Lawmakers say $100 million prison bond for infrastructure was expected

Ex A.G. Mark Shurtleff filed misconduct complaints against federal, state agents

Hatch, Lee disagree on House GOP plan to replace Obamacare

Legislature commits nearly $240 million in new money for public education

Legislature approves $1.2 billion in bonds for roads, liquor stores, new U. med school

Teachers in high-poverty schools to get bonuses under bill

Legislature boosts penalties for prostitution-related crimes

House rejects move to eliminate school grades from school accountability legislation

Utah moves for greater scrutiny, testing of sexual assault kits

Bill to help wrongfully convicted people use post-conviction DNA testing passes Legislature

Bill allowing lawsuits against porn suppliers for harm to minors clears Legislature

Lawmakers approve bill to criminalize sexually motivated extortion

Did call reveal revenge plot against Shurtleff, Swallow?


Utah Legislature passes bill to bond $1 billion to speed up transportation projects (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Utah’s poor aren’t a revenue stream for state lawmakers — yet, anyway (Standard-Examiner)

Utah House of Representatives kills animal shelter amendments (Park Record)