Local Headlines 3-12-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Don’t let legislators take your local control, Utahns

Op-ed: Utah losing another chance to limit money in politics

Rolly: Legislative hypocrisy on medical marijuana?

Sen. Mike Lee’s re-election backed by Jon Huntsman Jr., Zions’ Scott Anderson

Bill passes to prevent moving endangered species

Cockfighting bill claws its way to final approval by Utah lawmakers

Bill passes to ease UTA train crossing enforcement

Citing high level of fraud in Utah, lawmakers pass white collar crime registry

Legislature approves restrictions on police warrants

Bills to help moms who breast-feed sent to governor

Utah lawmakers set to give sage grouse consultant another $2 million

If guv signs, opting in to sex-ed class would be law, not just policy

Hope for Utah Medicaid decision is alive, but barely

Lawmakers approve $75M property tax increase for schools

Advocates say merger of dangerous waste boards would tilt in industry’s favor

House kills proposal to raise car registration fees

Bill allowing govt workers to opt out of performing same-sex marriages sails to final passage

Utah Senate hijacks nonpartisan school-board bill

As victims cheer, Senate passes two bills targeting abusers

Lawmakers pass bill to discourage haves and have-nots after Utah school district splits

LGBT anti-discrimination bill clears Legislature, on its way to Utah governor

Deseret News

Op-ed: Neumont University helps fill the tech talent gap

William Fay: Why is Utah Legislature choosing homebuilders over homeowners?

Steven Manning: Make gas tax the same as state sales tax

Jay Evensen: Utah rejects constitutional convention, but Washington’s fiscal problems still loom

Editorial: Senate’s warning letter to Iran seems ill-timed

Senate gives preliminary approval to salary raises for some teachers

Bill to make game fowl fighting a felony clears Legislature

Bill creates white-collar criminal registry in Utah

Utah Legislature passes bills to tighten police forcible entry, surveillance laws

Legislature passes bill improving juvenile drug and alcohol correctional system

Legislature clarifies prostitution laws

Lawmakers consider several bills as 2015 Utah Legislature nears an end

Protections for nursing women clear Utah Legislature

Lawmakers advance bills to clarify parental rights in education

House approves $75M property tax increase to equalize school funding

Bills to improve school safety await governor’s signature

Senate swaps nonpartisan State School Board bill with partisan substitute

Utah votes to retain firing squad method for planned execution

Ex Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. to head Sen. Mike Lee re-election committee

House and Senate still negotiating over gas tax increase

Bill removing statute of limitations in child sexual abuse cases passes Legislature

Chaffetz: Secret Service crash is latest incident in a culture of problems

Healthy Utah deal in the works

Utah Legislature passes two ‘historic’ anti-bias, religious rights bills


Editorial: Lawmakers must show commitment to funding schools (Daily Herald)

Defeat of SB259 won’t stop some families from using cannabis oil (Daily Herald)

7 House Bills Congressman Jason Chaffetz is sponsoring for Utah, United States (Daily Herald)

First big hurdle jumped for new youth detention center (Standard-Examiner)

With the clock ticking, lawmakers scramble to resolve big issues (Standard-Examiner)

Antidiscrimination and religious freedom bills clear final hurdle Wednesday (Standard-Examiner)