A legislative committee kills a proposal to raise income taxes to provide more money for schools [Tribune, Deseret News].
Sen. Jim Dabakis' attempt to set a deadline on Utah's fight to control public lands within the state does not go well [Tribune].
Lawmakers who are tired of their bills carrying "constitutional notes," which show where they may be open to a legal challenge, are pushing a new proposal that would require legislative attorneys to also include examples where legislation would be upheld in a legal fight [Utah Policy].
The Utah Division of Air Quality is backing off a proposed ban on wood burning during the winter months [Tribune].
Proposed legislation would require political candidates to disclose whether they have been convicted of a crime and other legal and financial information [Utah Policy].
Sen. Steve Urquhart wants to make changes in how police execute "no-knock" warrants [Tribune].
The NSA data center in Bluffdale is using more water that ever before [Tribune].
Not good. Salt Lake City had near-record low snowfall totals in January [Tribune].
On this day in history:
1913 – The 16th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified.
1988 – The U.S. House of Representatives rejected President Ronald Reagan's request for more than $36 million in aid to the Nicaraguan Contras.
2009 – Eric Holder was sworn in as attorney general, becoming the first African-American to hold the post.