Senate approves Keystone XL. Utahns express confidence in the police. Lawmakers unveil air quality legislation.
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Friday's top-10 headlines:
The U.S. Senate approves the Keystone XL pipeline. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the measure [New York Times].
Jeb Bush hires a key Mitt Romney strategist from his 2012 run [New York Times].
A new poll finds most Utahns feel they are treated fairly by local police departments [Utah Policy].
A bipartisan group of lawmakers unveil a raft of bills targeting air quality [Deseret News, ABC 4].
Rep. Jacob Anderegg is pushing a bill to roll back part of a ban on texting while driving that lawmakers passed last year [Tribune, Deseret News].
Legislators are planning on holding standing committee meetings during the final week of the Legislature, ensuring more bills get a committee hearing before lawmakers have to take a final vote on them [Utah Policy].