Local Headlines 6-18-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Utah set to waste more money on public land battles

Will Utah need to have runoff elections after primaries? Maybe

Utah lawmakers contemplate artificially boosting per-student spending with teacher training money

Utah lawmakers talk of shifting transportation funds to schools or other needs

Education campaign begins on ‘huge’ Salt Lake County vote

Survey: Salt Lakers ready to pony up for parks, trails, open space — but for golf? Not so much

Deseret News

Op-ed: There is too little discussion of how the state manages available education funds

Dan Liljenquist: Modern Greek tragedy: economic self-destruction leading to death of democracy in Greece

Mike Lee: First Amendment Defense Act protects critical ‘space of freedom’

Corroon, Dougall join effort pushing term limits for statewide offices

U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart: Dad taught lesson of justice, merc

Lawmakers may not agree on how to handle election plurality

Embattled Utah lawmaker says he won’t resign

Lawmakers push to set aside more money for teacher training

Lawmakers drill down on complex water issues

Prison relocation co-chairman asks if $1.8 billion economic impact estimate too low

Lawmakers resume deliberations of possible e-cigarette tax

Sen. Mike Lee files bill to protect traditional marriage believers from government retaliation

Gun owners whose criminal records are not fully expunged may fall into ‘legal trap ready to snap’


Provo Council passes tentative budget, calls for Truth in Taxation hearing (Daily Herald)

Proposed land swap has some wondering about Snowbird in American Fork Canyon (Daily Herald)

Orem candidates question timing of vote by mail (Daily Herald)

Layton adds RAMP tax to ballot (Standard-Examiner)

Cache School District passes budget with funding increase (Logan Herald Journal)