Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday Morning 2015 Utah Legislative News Roundup

Count My Vote delay falls in the Senate. Healthy Utah wins Senate approval, but there's not enough support in the House. Lawmakers may sidestep a vote on relocating the prison.

Via Utah Policy, here are this morning's "top ten headlines," folks:
  • The Utah Senate kills a proposed delay to the Count My Vote compromise [Utah PolicyTribuneDeseret News].
  • Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan wins preliminary support in the Senate, but House leadership says there is not enough support in their body to pass the Medicaid expansion alternative [Utah PolicyTribuneDeseret News].
  • Lawmakers may let the prison commission make the final decision on relocating the Utah State Prison, allowing them to sidestep a politically risky vote [Utah PolicyDeseret NewsTribune].
  • Gov. Herbert says he's still optimistic that lawmakers will go along with his proposal to pump $500 million into public education coffers [Deseret News].
  • A new poll finds 55% of Utahns support the fight to win control of public lands from the feds [Utah Policy].
  • The Utah Senate passes a bill giving the Utah Attorney General 18-months to file a lawsuit laying claim to public lands within the state's borders [Tribune].
  • Gov. Herbert is worried a proposed death with dignity bill could turn into a "Kevorkian scheme" [Tribune].
  • A Senate panel approves a bill setting campaign contribution limits clears a House committee [Deseret News].
  • Registration fees for alternative fuel cars could see a huge jump under a bill approved by the Senate Transportation Committee [TribuneDeseret News].
We're toying with idea of making this a regular daily feature during the final 15 days of the 2015 Utah legislative session.  What do you think about this, folks? 

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