Utah Legislature

Utah's 45-day legislative session starts Monday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Some Utah lawmakers are still upset over the U.S. Supreme Court's non-action on the state's request to hear the lawsuit which is a district court judge let stand, overruling Utah's ban on same-sex marriage.   And given that, moves are reportedly underfoot for some legislative push back.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

The 2015 Utah Legislature session begins on Monday, January 26th and while revenues are looking strong going into the session, it just means more battles over where any additional money goes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Three races for the Utah Legislature affect Summit County. The campaign finance reports handed in by the candidates show some remarkable differences. Rick Brough has more.

While Summit County's GOP plan to meet later last week, Coalville Republican Mel Brown, who represents House District 53, has two challengers within the party. One of those is Morgan City resident Blaine Hone, who says that Brown has done a good job, but leans too much toward the mainstream, as with education. Rick Brough has more.

Susan Horrocks, a Republican, is challenging incumbent GOP leader Kevin Van Tassell for re-election to Senate District 26. Horrock said she will be able to represent a five county, rural district that stretches from Vernal to Park City. Rick Brough has more.

Incumbent GOP Representative Mel Brown only has one Democratic challenger in his re-election bid for House District 53. That is Morgan County resident Ray Worthen. Rick Brough has more.

Although a lot was made early on in this year's legislative session about cleaning up Utah's dirty air, many of the proposals to do that didn't make it through the process. Still, as KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, a handful of them did and will help make a difference. 

There's good news for Utah's tourism industry out of this year's legislative session - which committed $15 million to promoting the state. In addition, those funds could continue to grow each year. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Like last year, there weren't a lot of fireworks in this year's Legislative session and a lot of work was left undone for future years. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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