Local Headlines 3-6-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: The Legislature wants to insert itself between doctor and patient, again

Utah principal used money meant for other schools to send his students to community college

Lawmakers, Our Schools Now unveil possible compromise on education spending as negotiation overshadows budgeting process

Utah Board of Education finds few defenders as bill to abolish it sails through the Senate

Gehrke: Let’s make a deal — education proponents would be wise to find compromise on school funding initiative

As the number of female interns in the state Legislature grows, lawmakers and coordinators work to ensure they’re not sexually harassed

Utah House committee rejects bill that would restrict gun access for people at risk of shooting themselves or others

State sales tax on groceries will stay. Senate panel defeats repeal bill that had passed the House.

Proposed tax increases (mostly) removed from bill to revamp UTA, but electric and hybrid cars would pay more

Legislation advances to ignore possibly illegal GOP rules change, keep party on ballot

While their GOP colleagues like the idea, Utah Democrats denounce plans to name scenic parks highway after Donald Trump

House passes weaker Medicaid expansion than one proposed by a more generous voter initiative

Senate advances bill to create inland port on northwest Salt Lake City land

Senate approves bill that would fund police, other first responders in cities that host homeless shelters

Deseret News

Editorial: Now is the time for Congress to craft lasting immigration reform

House panel endorses bill to thwart GOP candidate nomination rule

Utah House committee approves bill to raise bar for early elementary school reading

Sweeping transportation bill scaled back, still hikes fees on electric, hybrid vehicles

Our Schools Now, lawmakers could agree to back gas tax increase

Utah Senate committee defers action on controversial water reforms

Bill would increase penalty for sexually exploiting a minor

Salt Lake airport’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ redesign now approaching $3.6 billion

Senate committee OKs sex ed bill

Bill would increase penalties for attacking police, corrections officers

Senate panel advances bill restricting noncompete contracts in Utah broadcast media

Utah lawmakers rushing through bill creating grant program for Olympic venue projects

Utah House passes Medicaid expansion bill

Resolution to eliminate State School Board passes Utah Senate

Senate advances bill to control inland port in Salt Lake City

Utah House passes bill allowing restaurants to remove signs that say they aren’t bars

Ex-911 director for Salt Lake City pleads guilty to DUI

Bill to fine Utah cities lacking affordable housing advances

Trump National Highway designation clears House committee

Utah House panel ices bill to remove guns from violent, unstable people


Op-ed: Utah could soon have a red flag law (Standard-Examiner)

Layton city councilman pleads guilty to DUI charge, will not step down (Standard-Examiner)

Awkward rap video, education funding discussed at legislative town hall (Logan Herald Journal)

Logan City School District reacts to Innovations High allegations (Logan Herald Journal)