Lockhart wants to spend big on technology in schools. Lawmakers could see a record number of bills this year. Legislation targets the use of drones in Utah.
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Today’s Utah political news highlights:
House Speaker Becky Lockhart wants to spend between $200 and $300 million to increase technology in Utah’s schools [Tribune].
Legislators say they may be considering a record number of bills during the 2014 session [Standard-Examiner].
The House GOP meets with Attorney General Sean Reyes and the rest of his team defending Amendment 3 in federal court [Tribune].
Utah has been given permission to file a legal brief in their defense of Amendment three that could run as long as 24,000 words, which is more than double the normal limit of 10,000 words [Deseret News].
The Sutherland Institute says they will pull misleading television ads targeting a proposed statewide anti-discrimination bill [Tribune].
Proposed legislation would toughen Utah’s DUI and seat belt laws [Tribune].
Sen. Jim Dabakis wants the state to charge more for out-of-staters who get Utah concealed carry permits [Standard-Examiner].
Proposed legislation would restrict the use of drones by governments in Utah [Tribune].