Local Headlines 2-11-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Jordanelle landowners shouldn’t get legislative bailout

Editorial: SB60 yet more legislative interference in education

After closed-door caucus on Medicaid expansion, Senate GOP still split

Treatment, breaks on drug crimes urged in Utah prison reforms

Senate moves to help early graduation

Big tax hike advances for school funding equalization

Utah’s Mia Love joins black members of Congress in meeting with Obama

County calculating impact of cheap gas, no snow

Taxes aren’t enough — group seeks $1 million in donations for Jordan classrooms

Poll: Utahns’ views about public lands similar to other westerners’

Utah’s Hatch seeks flexibility, including ground troops, for Obama to fight ISIS

Utah guv directs state agencies to protect sage grouse

House unanimously — and without comment — passes bill on sexual consent

Governor cuts deal to avert showdown on gun issue

Judge Deno Himonas gets nod from Senate committee for Utah Supreme Court

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Time for Utah to regulate e-cigarettes

Richard Davis: Putting religious exemptions into practice — here are my experiences and my suggestions

Shurtleff partied with questionable businessmen, warrant says

Bill puts brakes on Salt Lake City ordinance requiring drive-thrus to serve pedestrians, cyclists

Senate Republicans talk Medicaid expansion but make no decisions

Utah lawmakers considering competing bills on cellphone use while driving

Criminal justice reform groups rally for a system that helps, not hinders

Herbert signs executive order ramping up Utah protections for sage grouse

Bill seeks to adjust property tax rate to equalize school funding

Bill offering incentives for early high school graduation passes Senate

House approves sexual assault bill without debate

House, Senate approve base budgets for public, higher education

Bill seeks to prohibit tattooing for youths, even with parental permission


Provo mayor announces Google Fiber for Small Businesses in State of City (Daily Herald)

Brad Wilson: Who should pick the state school board? (Standard-Examiner)

Strong opposition smothers proposed burning ban (Standard-Examiner)

Base budget bill for education, with 2 percent cuts, rouses Democratic opposition (Standard-Examiner)

Commemorative AR-15 marketed to lawmakers at lunch Tuesday (Standard-Examiner)

Suicide prevention bill gets hearty support from House committee (Standard-Examiner)

Brad Smith ‘poster child’ for school officials licensure bill (Standard-Examiner)

Billions in Medicaid funds await if Utah can say ‘yes’ (Park Record)

Tobacco bill would raise the legal age of purchase to 21 years old (Park Record)