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Stories by Benjamin Wood

‘It’s about 50-50’: Proposed hate-crimes legislation hits a snag among Utah Senate Republicans

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood 2d ago

‘The problem is immediate and the solution is urgent’: Republican Utah lawmakers pitched on the need for sales tax reform in closed-door meetings

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood 3d ago

Utah Republican lawmakers abandon dueling bills on changing the gender on a person’s government documents

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood 3d ago

Facing dueling state flag proposals, a Utah House committee says deliberation is better than a quick redesign

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood 4d ago

Lawmakers want to tweak voter initiatives of the future to put costs first and foremost

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood 5d ago

Senate committee tees up floor debate on Utah joining a convention of states to rewrite the U.S. Constitution

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood 5d ago

Utah senators want a $150 million sales-tax cut, but it’s separate from the big reform effort the governor is pushing

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood 5d ago

Utah’s Legislature gives final approval to limited Medicaid expansion and Gov. Gary Herbert quickly signs it into law

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood 6d ago

A former candidate for Utah governor is pushing a redesign of the state flag, and he’s got a sponsor on Capitol Hill

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 9

Despite protests, Utah House secures two-thirds majority for replacement Medicaid plan that allows full expansion as a last resort

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 8

Utah House Republicans considering a ‘fallback’ Medicaid plan that would fully expand coverage — if federal waivers are rejected

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 7

Three Utah House Republicans — including the bill sponsor — voted against Medicaid replacer bill in committee

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 6

No shutdown ahead for Utah government as state lawmakers approve bare-bones budgets to keep things running

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 6

Senate committee unanimously approves gender-neutral amendments to the Utah Constitution

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 5

Bill to relax legal notices mandate defeated after Utah lawmakers question its impact on newspaper revenue

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 5

Republican senator draws ire on Twitter after saying Utah faiths have failed to care for the poor

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 4

Utah Senate approves rewrite of Medicaid expansion plan

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 4

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox edges ahead in latest poll of potential Republican candidates for governor

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 4

Why Utah lawmakers say a $1 billion surplus is a ‘crisis’ in need of reform

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 4

Utah senators hit pause on their Medicaid revamp while Prop 3 supporters continue to apply pressure

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood February 1

Goodbye, 3.2, hello, 4.8? Utah lawmaker pushes bill to allow stores to sell stronger beer

Kathy Stephenson By Kathy Stephenson , benjamin wood February 1

The Legislature’s Medicaid bill replacing voter-approved Prop 3 could be on the governor’s desk next week

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood January 31

Gov. Gary Herbert proposes dramatic cut to Utah’s sales tax rate during annual State of the State address

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood January 30

Goodbye, wallets! Utah lawmaker wants to see electronic driver licenses in the state

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood January 30