Local Headlines 3-10-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Fully expand Medicaid to truly help needy Utahns

Op-ed: Utah’s justice-reform effort is good, conservative government

Editorial: Utah Legislature resists school spending, local control

Is parade of ed-tech bills aimed at helping schools or vendors?

Legislative resolution: Drilling is ‘best use’ for Cedar Mesa and San Rafael Swell

Funding advances to renovate USU stadium, U.’s Orson Spencer Hall

House, Senate pass competing gas tax bills

House changes rules after Dems attempt to force vote on Healthy Utah

Bill to increase air quality fines dies on Senate floor

Bill advances to allow ATVs on most Utah roads, even busy highways

Senate, House still hoping for compromise on Medicaid expansion

Bill to set prison relocation process easily passes House

House OKs bill to ban tattooing minors

House barely passes tweak to new primary election process

‘Metro township’ bill advances for unincorporated S.L. County

Senate advances bill to allow carrying concealed gun without a permit

Bill advanced to regulate Lyft, Uber

House votes 75-0 for Lockhart highway designation

House votes to broaden aggravated child abuse law

House unanimously backs bill that could strip Swallow’s pension

Tesla dealership in doubt after House rejects online-sales bill

Utah’s Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch sign GOP letter to Iran; White House furious

Utah Senators defeat medical marijuana bill by one vote; lawmakers still ‘intrigued’ by idea

Rally fails to sway lawmakers on education funding

Deseret News

Op-ed: Power should go to the people — SB54 is step in the right direction

Editorial: An increased gas tax is a short-term fix; let’s consider long-term solutions

Utah House panel endorses bill banning powdered alcohol

Committee recommends partisan State School Board bill for House debate

Deedee Corradini remembered as a visionary leader and for her love of family

House, Senate pass competing bills to raise Utah gas tax

House passes bill to outlaw tattoos for minors under 14

House approves bill naming portion of I-15 after late speaker, Becky Lockhart

Utah Senate narrowly defeats medical marijuana bill

House narrowly passes fix to Count My Vote compromise

House passes bill to regulate e-cigarettes onto Senate

Got gun? Senate passes bill saying you don’t need a permit

Higher ed performance funding bill gets unanimous Senate approval

Bill banning powdered alcohol clears full House

Lawmakers, educators consider consequences of opting children out of testing

Off the table for now in Utah, wood smoke regulations fuel fights elsewhere in U.S.

Advocates urge lawmakers to improve system, not just new prison

Lawmakers scuffle over bills to tighten police body camera, surveillance rules

Utah House panel delays action on anti-bias, religious rights bill

Educators rally expressing dissatisfaction with proposed funding for schools

House plays keep-away from Senate with Healthy Utah alternative


Bill to scale back Good Landlord program advances to House (Standard-Examiner)

Bill to ban powdered alcohol advances to House (Standard-Examiner)

Coalition of advocates underscores need for criminal justice reforms (Standard-Examiner)