- It certainly seems like legislators are on the road to doing nothing on Medicaid expansion during the 2015 session [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
- There are still a number of big issues left in the final two days of the 2015 session [Tribune].
- The non-discrimination/religious liberties bill has one more hurdle to clear after a House committee sends it to the full House for consideration [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A new poll shows a sharp divide in Utah on the issue of religious freedoms [Utah Policy].
- Another survey finds a majority of Utahns oppose moving the prison from Draper. Those results are consistent with a similar poll conducted in December. Surprisingly, Utah's Democrats seem to be changing their mind on the issue [Utah Policy].
- A measure providing for non-partisan school board elections takes another step forward on the Hill after a Senate committee gives it the thumbs up [Utah Policy,Tribune, Deseret News].
- Lawmakers send a bill allowing police officers to pull over motorists for not wearing a seatbelt to the governor's desk [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The Senate gives final passage to a measure restoring the firing squad as a backup plan for executions if the chemicals for lethal injections are unavailable [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4].
- Legislators ask for $500,000 to study how a transfer of public lands to state control could benefit Utah's public schools [Tribune].
- The public tends to side with Gov. Gary Herbert when there's a conflict between him and the legislature according to a new survey [Utah Policy].
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Wednesday Morning 2015 Utah Legislative News Roundup
Via Utah Policy, and with two days remaing in in the 2015 Utah legislative session, here are this morning's "top ten headlines," folks: