Utah Legislature

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.

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. 

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.

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

  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.

  Originally aired on July 23, 2013.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Utah Legislature tried earlier this year to clarify one of the state’s restrictive liquor laws – that restaurants cannot serve alcohol unless a patron is ordering food. Rick Brough has more.

Ure On Immigration

Jul 30, 2013

Originally aired July 17, 2013.

A lot of voices are joining in the immigration reform debate. One of those, former state legislator David Ure, thinks a solution is possible if both sides put aside their pride and their egos and do what’s best for the country. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired on July 16, 2013.

The Utah legislature will meet in special session this week now that Governor Gary Herbert signed a proclamation convening lawmakers on Wednesday. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

There are only a few days left in the Utah Legislature's session for 2013.  Bryan Schott, managing editor for "Utahpolicy.com", noted there are a lot of bills vying for approval, and time is running out to consider them.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired on February 4, 2013.

Amid all the bills introduced during the 45 day session, the most important mission of the Utah legislature is to adopt a budget for next fiscal year. But as KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports, it’s becoming clear that it won’t be easy to do this year.