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Last Updated Feb 22, 2017 07:07PM

A Senate committee made quick work Wednesday of shutting down a bill that would lift the income tax rate for wealthy Utahns. Without debate, from lawmakers or members of the public, the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee voted 4-2 against …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah student Chelsea Estrella holds a sign during a Salt Lake City School Board meeting at Glendale Middle School Tuesday February 21, 2017. Immigration resolution elicits praise from community, SLC school board considers it
    The calls West High School teacher Valerie Gates receives from worried parents are coming more and more frequently. The callers wonder whether it’s sa...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 11:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton is sponsoring legislation that removes a ban on advocacy Senate committee signs off on repealing Utah’s ‘no promo homo’ sex-ed law
    A prohibition against the advocacy of homosexuality in Utah’s sex-education classes may be on the way out after a Senate panel voted unanimously Tuesd...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 12:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Ann Millner ï R-Ogden Proposed changes to school turnaround programs would be less reliant on grades
    Utah’s nascent school turnaround program would get a makeover under a bill that received committee approval on Tuesday. Under SB234, the $7 million-a...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 10:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Students, advocates want Salt Lake City schools to push back against deportation raids
    Students and community organizers are asking the Salt Lake City School District to take a stand against the deportation of undocumented Utahns. At Tue...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 07:31 am   |     |   Share


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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, is working on legislation to create an independent office of inspector general to investigate corruption allegations at the state and local level. She said it is important to have a place where whistleblowers can take their complaints. State School Board would lose ability to reject new charters under bill OK’d by committee
    New charter schools would no longer need the approval of the Utah Board of Education to open their doors under a bill that gained committee approval T...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 10:58 am   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Ann Millner ï R-Ogden Senate committee approves updates to school grading system
    Utah schools would still be labeled with a letter grade under a bill that gained committee approval on Thursday. But the grading system would no long...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 11:40 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Sen. Jacob Anderegg, R-Lehi, wants to reduce penalty for parents for a truant child. Senate committee supports lesser penalties for school truancy
    Failing to send a child to school could earn a parent an infraction, down from a Class B misdemeanor, under a bill OK’d Thursday by a committee. SB11...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 10:55 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Marina Lowe, of the ACLU, speaks to members of the House Judiciary Standing Committee about HB54 in House Building at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City Thursday February 16, 2017. HB54 deals with Free speech amendments for university campuses. House panel gives unanimous support to campus free speech bill
    A bill protecting free speech rights on public college and university campuses sailed through committee with a unanimous vote Thursday. HB54 designa...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 10:57 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   Former West Valley Mayor Mike Winder, now a state legislator, is sponsoring HB212 to use bonuses to recruit expert teachers to low-income schools with at-risk students. Bill to give teachers at low-income schools a bonus clears Utah House committee without a vote to spare
    It’s human nature to look for work environments that are safe and comfortable, Weber State University education professor Forrest Crawford said Wednes...
    Updated Feb 15 2017 10:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah universities to track student sexual misconduct across campuses, boost campus surveys
    A student could commit sexual misconduct at more than one Utah university without the schools spotting a pattern — because they weren’t required to sh...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Senator Stuart Adams, R-Layton, left, confers with Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, R-Monroe, in this 2013 file photo. Adams is sponsoring an end-of-the session bill that would use state sales-tax money to purchase an ownership interest or access rights to a deep-water port under construction near Oakland, Calif., with plans to ship Utah coal there for international export. Utah bans 'advocacy of homosexuality' in the classroom. This bill would strike that law.
    If there is a problem with Utah’s sex education law, Sen. Stuart Adams said Tuesday, it should be the Legislature, and not the courts, that fixes it. ...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 06:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |   Tribune file photo)   Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, speaks with schoolchildren from North Star Academy in Bluffdale, Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Free teacher licenses and 3% school spending bump in latest budget numbers
    Utah lawmakers are looking to increase per-student education spending by roughly $90 million this year, a 3 percent increase, and end the practice of ...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 07:39 am   |     |   Share
  • House committee approves bill to end Utah school grading
    Utah’s school grading system launched with good intentions of helping schools, Rep. Marie Poulson, D-Cottonwood Heights, said Monday, But six years o...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 11:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Speaker of the House Greg Hughes, R-Draper, bangs the gavel after chiding the House about it’s volume of chatter in the Utah House of Representatives, Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  Speaker: Lawmakers won’t act on nonpartisan ed-board bill
    A proposal to keep state school board elections nonpartisan is currently stuck in the House Rules Committee and likely to stay there, House Speaker Gr...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • ‘Thug Thursday’ draws apology from Utah high school principal
    A day after students dressed up for “Thug Thursday” at a Utah high school, the principal has apologized to parents and students for the “very inapprop...
    Updated Feb 10 2017 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |   Tribune file photo)     Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, is sponsoring a resolution encouraging Utah high schools to start later for the good of the students. Panel OKs later school start times
    A debate over the proper start time for Utah’s high schools is headed to the House floor. Members of the House Education Committee voted 8-2 on Thurs...
    Updated Feb 09 2017 08:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)   Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, is sponsoring legislation that would do away with vehicle safety inspection mandates. Is proposed tax increase 1% or 17.5%? Depends on what you count, which could affect $750M ballot initiative
    Depending on how Utahns look at the Our Schools Now ballot initiative, their income taxes would go up by seven-eighths of 1 percent, or by 17.5 percen...
    Updated Feb 07 2017 11:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, R-South Jordan, speaks from the Senate Chamber floor at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City Monday February 6, 2017. Bill to give poor school districts extra money passes first Senate vote
    A proposal to set aside funding for Utah’s poorest school districts earned early Senate approval on Monday. By a preliminary 20-8 vote, Senators adva...
    Updated Feb 10 2017 12:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Jim Dabakis • D-Salt Lake City Democratic lawmaker says he’s ‘ashamed’ of the ‘preposterous’ U. athletics audit
    A Utah senator apologized to the University of Utah and its athletic director, Chris Hill, on Monday, while urging his legislative colleagues to do th...
    Updated Feb 07 2017 11:13 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     House Minority Leader Brian King, D-Salt Lake City talks about H.B. 215 as he addresses the House Education committee during their meeting at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City Monday February 6, 2017. The bill enacts provisions related to reproductive health education. Utah sex ed needs attention, legislators say, but abstinence angle will continue
    Utah schools will continue to teach an abstinence-based sexual education curriculum after a bill to allow comprehensive instruction was defeated in co...
    Updated Feb 10 2017 07:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, right, speaks to members of the House Democrats caucus meeting at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City Thursday February 2, 2017. Lawmaker says schools shouldn’t get technology funding if they don’t spend it correctly
    The story of an old man saving stranded starfish on a beach, one by one, got a retelling recently by Sen. Howard Stephenson. The Draper Republican’s v...
    Updated Feb 03 2017 09:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • House panel punts on plan to reward teachers working in low-income schools
    The House Education Committee adjourned abruptly Thursday, leaving in limbo a bill that would offer bonus pay to effective teachers willing to work wi...
    Updated Feb 06 2017 10:59 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  | Tribune file photo)   Sarah Carlson  with her physics students during class at Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights. According to a new poll, Utahns are divided about starting high school classes as late as 8:30 a.m. in spite of evidence of health and educational benefits. Poll: Utahns split on later school start times
    Throughout her career as a public school teacher, state Rep. Carol Spackman Moss said the first period of the day was always the hardest. “I didn’t h...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 08:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)    In December, members of the group SLC Against Sex Assault met with University of Utah President David Pershing, delivering an 11-page letter outlining changes they want to see in the U.’s response to sexual assault. Pershing has now responded, sending the group a letter listing the U.’s efforts. Left to right:  Jess Esplin, Mahalia Lotz,  Pershing, Mira Reynolds and Esther Aboussou. U. details efforts to improve response to sex assault
    The University of Utah recently trained its campus police force to understand how trauma can impact the memory and behavior of a student reporting an ...
    Updated Feb 01 2017 09:54 am   |     |   Share