Local Headlines 3-13-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Herbert wisely hits reset button on Healthy Utah debate

Legislature puts $1.5 million in public funds behind Aggie sports

Bill passes to allow some officials to opt out of performing gay marriages

Bill dies that would have allowed 1-touch cellphone use while driving

Movin’ on up: Senate passes bill to give pay raise to governor, other top state elected officials

Students soon may need to pass civics test to graduate

Criminal justice reforms approved, drug possession to be a misdemeanor

Legislators ease restrictions on drone use by police

Dog, gone: Official state golden retriever bill defeated on last day of session

Lawmakers approve $8M program to turn around failing schools

Citing better snow, lawmakers go on record saying Utah wants Winter Olympics again

Regulations on e-cigarette sales getting tighter as lawmakers hope to discourage sales to minors

Legislature passes bill to increase death benefits for fallen officers

If guv gives OK, Salt Lake County townships would unite for services while preserving boundaries

Bill passes to ensure county elections are partisan

Legislature passes statewide regulation for Uber, Lyft

Elections: Last year’s ‘Count My Vote’ deal survives many attacks

Compromise increase in gas tax OK’d at eleventh hour

Legislature OKs renaming I-15 stretch for Becky Lockhart

‘Milestone’: Herbert signs LGBT nondiscrimination, religious freedom protections bill

Legislature approves 5 cent a gallon gasoline tax hike, local sales-tax vote

Clock runs out on school board election compromise

Legislature tackles major issues — with one big exception

‘Powdered alcohol’ faces immediate Utah ban day after feds approve sale

Deseret News

A. Scott Anderson: Utah senators should support Landon for Fed Board

Op-ed: State representatives need to actually represent

Editorial: Utah’s presidential caucus is a bad idea, limiting participating in the most public of elections

Legislature passes pay raise for governor, state elected executives

No deal this session on Healthy Utah

Merger of environmental boards stokes concerns, opposition from Utah Radiation Control Board

Bill slackens state public records restrictions

Legislative session wraps up with $510M in new money for schools

Legislature shuts down bill to name golden retriever state animal

Count My Vote compromise survives series of challenges

Lawmakers pass ‘right to try’ legislation, not medical cannabis, death with dignity bills

Lawmakers say ‘no’ to seasonal wood-burning ban

Full Legislature must vote on new prison site

Legislature approves expansion of death benefits to families of fallen officers

LDS Church explains religious liberty, LGBT rights stance in Mormon Newsroom Q&A

Gov. Gary Herbert signs ‘remarkable’ anti-bias, religious rights bill


No Medicaid deal: Mid-year session will decide coverage gap plan (Standard-Examiner)

Bill to create turnaround programs for low-performing schools passes (Standard-Examiner)