The Utah House changes the rules after Democrats force a vote on Healthy Utah [Tribune].
Utahns overwhelmingly support a hike in the gasoline tax [Utah Policy]. Lawmakers advance two competing plans to raise gasoline taxes [Deseret News].
A proposal to send primary election results back to the parties if no candidate gets above 40% squeaks through the House [Tribune, Deseret News]. Lawmakers may be mulling changing the plan to include instant runoff voting [Utah Policy].
Most Utahns support proposed "right to die" legislation [Utah Policy].
The Utah House rejects legislation allowing car manufacturers from owning a dealership in Utah. That means plans for a dealership in Utah are now very much in doubt [Tribune].
Utah Senators kill an attempt to increase fines for air quality violations [Tribune].
The Utah House unanimously approves legislation that could strip former Attorney General John Swallow's state pension [Tribune].
On this day in history:
1496 – Christopher Columbus concluded his second visit to the Western Hemisphere as he left Hispaniola for Spain.
1862 – The U.S. Treasury issues the first American paper money.
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first telephone message to his assistant in the next room: "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you."
1997 – "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" debuted on the WB network.