Final House report on John Swallow investigation says the former AG put a “for sale” sign on the office. Lawmakers put an extra $168 million into the public education budget. Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund collapses from an apparent heart attack.
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Today’s Utah political news highlights:
The Utah House releases their damning report of the investigation into former Attorney General John Swallow, saying he hung a veritable “for sale” sign on the office trading favors for cash [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
The report also concludes Swallow may have broken 8 laws [Tribune].
The Senate approves two reform bills that sprung out of the investigation into Swallow [Tribune].
Lawmakers add $168 million in funding to the public education budget [Deseret News].