Rep. Jason Chaffetz is named chair of the high-profile Government Oversight Committee while Rep. Rob Bishop takes over the House Natural Resources Committee [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, ABC 4].
A judge may split the cases against John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff into separate prosecutions [Tribune, Deseret News].
Utah lawmakers are grappling with $2.8 billion in bond debt and its impact on the state budget [Utah Policy].
Utah's alcohol consumption is on the the rise while an audit shows high turnover rates and low morale at state liquor stores [Deseret News, Tribune, Daily Herald].
Utah's schools are set to see lower growth over the next few years [Tribune].
The House passes Rep. Chris Stewart's bill that makes changes to the EPA's science advisory board [Tribune].
The U.S. Senate fails to pass a bill authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline [Time].
The Utah Highway Patrol vows to strictly enforce the new 70 mph speed limit on Wasatch Front freeways [Tribune].