Local Headlines 3-9-17

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Governor should burn bill that puts special interests ahead of public health

Utah Senate rejects $350,000 federalism course

Utah lawmakers pass tax incentive for refineries to produce cleaner gas

Utah Legislature poised to end mandatory vehicle safety inspections

Experts say tension between the U.S. and Mexico leaves Utah’s economy at risk

‘This is a victory for everyone’: Utah lawmakers pass $1.2 million bill mandating testing of all rape kits

Utah guv will have final say on kick-starting automatic gasoline tax hikes

Utah Legislature strikes so-called ‘no-promo homo’ law

Utah Legislature votes to require helmets for motorcyclists up to age 21

Huntsman accepts offer to become ambassador to Russia

Senate OKs juvenile justice reform, final House vote required

Zion Curtain lives on, but new Utah liquor law provides alternative options

Report questions payments tied to donation to the University of Utah

Utah Legislature adopts toughest drunken driving law in nation

Faith-based groups lead the way in helping the homeless, study shows

Local city leaders brace for a homeless shelter they’re powerless to stop

Lawmakers dangle $1 million to woo back outdoor retailers

Deseret News

A. Scott Anderson: Great businesses empower women

Dan Liljenquist: Yes, Mr. President, health care is complex

Editorial: The danger of creating a religious test for judges

Jay Evensen: Grocery taxes weren’t going to solve 21st century problems

House passes ‘We got your back’ bill involving federal funds

Kathryn Allen is the underdog running against Chaffetz. See why she’s suddenly on the rise

Legislature approves $100 million bond for prison infrastructure

Bill providing $350,000 to develop study materials on federalism fails in Senate

A ‘monumental’ step: Lawmakers approve $1.8 million tax break for clean fuel production

Bill to change governance of Utah High School Activities Association heads to final passage

Trump once called Huntsman a ‘lightweight’ and ‘weak’ in critical tweets

Utah lawmakers pass sweeping alcohol policy reform

Legislature: Motorcyclists must wear helmets until age 21

Senate gives final passage to grant program for kindergarten enrichment programs

Bill ending mandatory vehicle safety inspections passes Senate

Legislature passes bill for automatic gas tax increases

Legislature poised to fund new homeless shelters, pave way for 3rd site in Salt Lake County

Bill passage affirms ‘all students are equal,’ Equality Utah member says

Legislature passes medical marijuana research bill

Utah-Mexico trade relations at critical stage, analyst says

Legislature makes Utah’s DUI threshold lowest in nation at .05 percent

Reports: Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. chosen as U.S. ambassador to Russia

‘They’re not standing alone’: Salt Lake leaders ask outdoor show to reconsider leaving


Provo Municipal Council mulls over vote by mail (Daily Herald)

Billboard pokes fun at Rep. Bishop who some say is missing in action (Standard-Examiner)