Local Headlines 3-5-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Count My Vote deal should not be changed

Free-market lawmakers take aim at Utah’s restrictive car dealer laws

Bill advances to allow one-touch cellphone use while driving

Unfunded water bill ‘like homeless guy buying a wallet,’ but still passes Utah Senate committee

Bill passes to raise fees for immigrant driving privilege cards in Utah

Utah House leaders’ new plan would give guv, Legislature veto on prison site

Mitt Romney attacks Utah GOP’s plan for presidential caucus

Bill opening door for Tesla, other online dealers advances to House

House swats down partisan school board bill, Senate’s preferred option

Eagle Mountain sells its electric, gas systems

Bill aimed at avoiding another liquor-permit debacle like Oktoberfest controversy

Utah tops nation for huddling into cities

Run-in with Utah law could block Tesla’s grand opening plan

Mormon leaders, LGBT groups trumpet new anti-bias bill as a ‘model’

Interstate 15 section may be renamed to honor Becky Lockhart

Panel rejects Healthy Utah; opts for House alternative, Utah Cares

Deseret News

Op-ed: Safety is potential concern on Bear Lake beaches

Op-ed: Consider all options before relocating state prison

Dan Liljenquist: Looking to the Supreme Court to lead a restoring balance of powers in D.C.

Jay Evensen: Open wide and swallow your tax increase, Utah

Editorial: SB296 bridges anti-discrimination, religious freedoms divide; could be a model for other states

Bill establishing water fund advances from committee

Bill OK’d to provide resources for students with learning disabilities

Becker appoints 2 people to top city leadership positions

Lawmakers find common ground on changes to cellphone bill

Pilot program would allow teachers to work year-round

Bill proposing more math for high school students moves to House

Senate advances bill to improve juvenile drug and alcohol correctional system

3 State School Board bills advance, 2 fail as partisan debate continues

Bill to boost countable ballots passes Utah Senate, awaits governor’s signature

Bill to allow voting ‘selfies’ passes Utah Senate, awaits governor approval

Bill clarifying parental rights in education gets OK from Senate

Utah Senate rejects bill to prohibit anonymous campaign donations

Mitt Romney calls Utah GOP move to a caucus a ‘bad decision’

Senate OKs bill for school crisis reporting app

Utah Cares contains potentially expensive, fatal holes

House committee approves proposal to name highway section after Becky Lockhart

Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan fails in House committee

LDS Church, LGBT advocates back anti-discrimination, religious rights bill


Utah drivers of all ages affected by pending pieces of legislation (SU Independent)

Need to know: Changes for the prison relocation selection process (Daily Herald)

Opt-in gun safety class for eighth graders pushed by lawmaker (Standard-Examiner)

Bill advances to continue statewide mapping of broadband infrastructure (Standard-Examiner)

Smithfield family fights for Medicaid waiver bill (Logan Herald Journal)