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Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Mississippi’s governor signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country on Thursday. The bill outlaws abortions after the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected, around roughly the sixth week of a pregnancy. The ban is set to take effect on July 1, but abortion-rights […]

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Political lines gave slight edge to GOP in state House races

Political lines gave slight edge to GOP in state House races

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Associated Press analysis of Utah state House elections using a statistical method for calculating partisan advantage found that Republicans won about three more seats than would be expected based on the party’s share of the vote in the 2018 midterm election. That is the […]

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Utah passes bill limiting power of police-review boards

Utah passes bill limiting power of police-review boards

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Legislature has passed a bill banning oversight powers for independent civilian boards established to review police departments. The Senate and House approved the bill Thursday, the last day of the session, despite one of its sponsors saying it would not change current procedures. […]

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Utah passes bill blocking independent police review boards

Utah passes bill blocking independent police review boards

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Legislature has passed a bill banning oversight powers for independent civilian boards established to review police departments. The Utah Senate and House approved the bill Monday despite one of its sponsors saying it would not change current state procedures. Republican Sen. Don Ipson […]

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State OKs $50 million for new tech building for Weber State

State OKs $50 million for new tech building for Weber State

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Utah has approved $50 million in funding for a new technology building at Weber State University. The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reported Monday the state Legislature passed the appropriation before the end of session. Officials with the Ogden campus said in a news release that the new facility will […]

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ATV protest ride leader turned lawmaker told to pay up

ATV protest ride leader turned lawmaker told to pay up

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Now that former San Juan County commissioner Phil Lyman is getting a government stipend as a state lawmaker, federal prosecutors want him to increase his monthly payments for $96,000 in damage caused by an illegal ATV protest ride he led through a pristine southeastern canyon […]

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The Latest: Utah ends session with record 573 bills passed

The Latest: Utah ends session with record 573 bills passed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Legislature is ending its session after passing a record 573 bills, including allowances for more alcohol in beer, an abortion ban that could be among the strictest in the country, and a long-awaited update to the hate crimes law. Lawmakers wrapped up their […]

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Utah legislative session ending after beer, Medicaid deals

Utah legislative session ending after beer, Medicaid deals

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers were set Thursday to end their annual legislative session after scaling back a voter-approved Medicaid expansion, passing a long-awaited update to the state’s hate crimes law and reaching a deal to increase the alcohol level in beer. Measures on other hot-button issues failed […]

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Deal reached to increase alcohol limits on beer in Utah

Deal reached to increase alcohol limits on beer in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers have reached a compromise deal to increase the amount of alcohol available in beer. Republican Sen. Jerry Stevenson said Wednesday the agreement would raise alcohol limits to 4 percent, which is still relatively low but would allow for most production-line beers to be […]

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Once-stalled Utah hate-crimes measure poised to become law

Once-stalled Utah hate-crimes measure poised to become law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A once-stalled measure to strengthen Utah’s hate crime law has passed the Legislature and is poised to become law. The Utah Senate cast the final vote to pass the measure Wednesday, and Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said he’s looking forward to signing it. Utah’s current […]

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