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Utah Legislature overrides vetoes in balance-of-powers battle with Gov. Gary Herbert

Lee Davidson By Lee Davidson , taylor w. anderson April 18

Utahns with large families could be paying a lot more in state taxes next year

Bill Dentzer By Bill Dentzer April 9

After a nearly 7-week ban, legislators waste no time getting back to campaign fundraising — and the top earner might surprise you

Dan Harrie By Dan Harrie , eric baker April 6

How Greg Hughes got his inland port in just 44 days, at Salt Lake City’s expense

Bill Dentzer By Bill Dentzer April 3

Utah’s Latino legislators blast plans for Census to ask if respondents are U.S. citizens

Lee Davidson By Lee Davidson March 30

State Sen. Margaret Dayton resigns for medical reasons, won’t seek re-election

Lee Davidson By Lee Davidson March 29

Gov. Gary Herbert vetoes bills he sees as tipping balance of power; House Speaker Greg Hughes ‘would hope’ Utah Legislature overrides governor

Dan Harrie By Dan Harrie March 27

NetSmartz gets state funding to keep running program that teaches Utah students about internet safety

By Madalyn Gunnell March 26

Utah gets another four dozen new laws — including UTA overhaul — signed Friday by the governor

Dan Harrie By Dan Harrie March 23

Gov. Herbert signs another 44 bills, including a $1.7M fee break for EnergySolutions

Dan Harrie By Dan Harrie , lee davidson March 22

Gov. Herbert signs bills to send statue of Martha Hughes Cannon to U.S. Capitol, allow terminally ill ‘right to try’ medical marijuana

Lee Davidson By Lee Davidson March 21

Gov. Herbert signs 136 more bills — including enabling more toll roads, reducing days for fireworks

Lee Davidson By Lee Davidson March 20

Gov. Herbert signs 71 more bills — including curbs on panhandling, protection for public breastfeeding

Lee Davidson By Lee Davidson March 19

New laws to give Utah women easier and less expensive access to birth-control pills and IUDs

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth March 19

Special UTA buses for legislative session averaged only 5 passengers per trip

Lee Davidson By Lee Davidson March 16

Governor signs ‘not yet perfect’ bill to create the inland port for international trade in northwest Salt Lake City

Bill Dentzer By Bill Dentzer March 16

After students walk out, Utah lawmakers say they’ve heard a message, propose meetings and study of ‘rampage violence’

Taylor W. Anderson By Taylor W. Anderson March 15

Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser decides not to seek re-election

Lee Davidson By Lee Davidson March 14

Utah governor signs billboard-friendly legislation

By Eric Baker , dan harrie March 14

San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman seeks to replace outgoing Rep. Mike Noel, says ‘rural Utah is under attack’

Taylor W. Anderson By Taylor W. Anderson March 13

Salt Lake City lobbies for veto on state-run trade hub, but governor still says he’ll approve it

Bill Dentzer By Bill Dentzer March 12

Sen. Howard Stephenson joins exit line now 20 members long from the Utah Legislature

Taylor W. Anderson By Taylor W. Anderson March 12

How simmering conflicts over canyon land, the Mountain Accord and Facebook erupted into Utah’s latest water war

Emma Penrod By Emma Penrod March 12

Lawmakers cut business taxes, lowered the income tax rate and staved off a ballot measure with a single bill. Here are the tax changes from the 2018 legislative session.

Taylor W. Anderson By Taylor W. Anderson March 11