Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday Morning 2015 Utah Legislative News Roundup

Via Utah Policy, and with three days remaing in in the 2015 Utah legislative session, here are this morning's "top eleven headlines," folks:
  • Educators pack the Capitol to rally for more education funding, but it's not clear if it had any effect on lawmakers [TribuneDeseret News].
  • The medical marijuana bill falls by one vote in the Utah Senate [TribuneDeseret News]. A poll shows 66% of Utahns would support legalizing medical cannabis [Utah Policy].
  • Time is running out for the House and Senate to come to a compromise on Medicaid expansion [Utah PolicyDeseret NewsTribune].
  • The Utah House changes the rules after Democrats force a vote on Healthy Utah [Tribune].
  • Utahns overwhelmingly support a hike in the gasoline tax [Utah Policy]. Lawmakers advance two competing plans to raise gasoline taxes [Deseret News].
  • A proposal to send primary election results back to the parties if no candidate gets above 40% squeaks through the House [TribuneDeseret News]. 
  • Lawmakers may be mulling changing the plan to include instant runoff voting [Utah Policy].
  • Most Utahns support proposed "right to die" legislation [Utah Policy].
  • The Utah House rejects legislation allowing car manufacturers from owning a dealership in Utah. That means plans for a dealership in Utah are now very much in doubt [Tribune].
  • Utah Senators kill an attempt to increase fines for air quality violations [Tribune].
  • The Utah House unanimously approves legislation that could strip former Attorney General John Swallow's state pension [Tribune].
Don't let the cat get your tongues...

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