Briefing Local – November 16, 2017

  • Former Governor Mike Leavitt briefs members of the Utah House GOP on the new Count My Vote initiative, saying there won’t be any negotiations with the legislature to try and head off ballot drive [Utah Policy].
  • Legislators rejected a proposal that would have required lobbyists to undergo anti-harassment training [Associated Press, Tribune].
  • Lawmakers want an audit of the downtown homeless shelter and other service providers after reports of “appalling” conditions [Deseret News].
  • Lawmakers will consider legislation next year to crack down on the number of days Utahns are allowed to set off fireworks during the summer [Tribune].
  • Rep. Norm Thurston is proposing legislation to protect First Amendment rights from being hindered by local governments [Deseret News].
  • Former Lt. Gov. Greg Bell is named the new chairman of the Utah Transit Authority board [Deseret News].
  • The Utah Senate confirms Paige Petersen to the Utah Supreme Court [Deseret News].
  • The Salt Lake City Council pulls the plug on funding for the defunct Wingpointe golf course [Tribune].