Utah Legislature

State & Regional
9:24 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Powell Proposes Change In Liquor Laws

The Utah Legislature has completed its new base-budget discussions, and on Thursday the legislators gave final disclosures on the bills they're sponsoring.  But some bills are in limbo right now, including a change in liquor laws proposed by Rep. Kraig Powell.  Rick Brough has more.

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Legislative Session
3:58 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Little Time For Record Number Of Bills Submitted In Legislature

House Rep. Kraig Powell says that this year's Legislature could be quite a ride. He told KPCW this week that a record number of bills have been submitted, but there's also a record low amount of time for them to be considered. Rick Brough has more.

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Utah Legislature
3:02 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Utah Legislature Opens Annual 45 Day Session

The Utah Legislature opened its annual 45 day session this Monday morning and will take on the issues of cleaning up Utah's dirty air, figure out how to fund education and roads as well as consider campaign finance reform. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Utah Legislature
3:56 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

Powell Previews Upcoming Legislative Session

Park City's representative to the statehouse, Kraig Powell has drafted some 19 bills he hopes to present in this year's legislative session. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this report.

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Legislative Session
2:07 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

State Representative Brian King Running for Re-election

Summit County is split into three state legislative districts - one of them- just a sliver of land incorporating Summit Park and half of Pinebrook is represented by Democrat Brian King. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Legislative Session
9:18 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Strategic Planning Starts For 2014 Legislative Session

With the start of the legislative session no just a month away, Utah lawmakers began their strategic planning at all-day meetings at the State Capitol Wednesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Education Funding
1:42 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Senator Pat Jones Looks For Lasting Education Legacy

In her final year in the Utah legislature Senator Pat Jones is looking for a lasting education legacy. She thinks she's come up with a bill that many on both sides of the aisle can get behind and will pump an additional 400-million dollars into schools statewide. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has the story. 

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4:09 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Goblin Toppling To Become A Serious Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A state legislator bothered by the deliberate toppling of a unique rock formation is proposing to make offenses like it punishable by prison and a heavy fine. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
1:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Governor Calls Special Legislative Session

Utah governor, Gary Herbert, has called the state legislature into a special session. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Utah Legislature
2:00 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Powell Comments On Swallow

  Originally aired on July 23, 2013.

Park City's representative to the Utah House, Kraig Powell, says it's very disappointing that the legislature had to convene last week to consider corruption allegations against John Swallow, the state's top law enforcement official. Rick Brough has more.

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