Politics + Government

Nikki Haley...
Adam Small

Nikki Haley looks to swing Utah voters with visit to Utah

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Nikki Haley looks to gain votes with a visit to Utah on Wednesday.
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President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will win their respective parties’ primarie...
Eric Bradner, CNN

Biden and Trump win Michigan primaries

Michigan is among the most important presidential swing states — and one that helped deliver Trump the White House in 2016.
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A nurse works in the laboratory room in El Nuevo San Juan Health Center at the Bronx borough in New...
Tammy Kikuchi

Skeptics have doubts about universal health care model for Utah

One of the biggest concerns is affordability, according to a recent presentation at the Kem C. Gardener Policy Institute.
2 hours ago
A Utah Judge ruled that the Utah Attorney General’s Office must release his schedule in response ...
Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox

Judge sides with KSL, orders release of Utah attorney general’s calendar

The victory for the news organization is the culmination of a public records fight that dragged on for more than a year.
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Pro-Palestine rally
Caption:	Supporters of the campaign to vote "Uncommitted" hold a rally in suppo...
Gregory Krieg and Eric Bradner, CNN

What to watch for in the Michigan presidential primaries

The Michigan primary takes place on Tuesday Feb. 27, 2024. President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump are expected to win.
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FILE: Sen. Mike McKell, R-Spanish Fork, and Rep. Jordan Teuscher, R-South Jordan, speak about their...
Aimee Cobabe

Bill allowing parents to sue social media companies moves closer to becoming law

HB464 gives Utah parents the power to sue a social media company if their child develops mental health issues after using the apps
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FILE: An Angel bike given to the family of Eli Mitchell in April, 2023. Mitchell was hit and killed...
Britt Johnson

Families of drunk driving victims fight possible new Utah liquor license legislation

The bill sponsored by Rep. Jefferson Burton would increase the number of liquor licenses issued by the state of Utah.
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Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Logan, was transported in an ambulance after an apparent medical issue in the H...
Bridger Beal-Cvetko

Utah representative transported in ambulance after apparent medical issue on House floor

Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Logan, was seated at his desk shortly after lawmakers convened for an afternoon session at 2 p.m. when the incident occurred.
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utah lake shown, a bill tackling a failed lake project has advanced...
Adam Small

A bill to undo law regarding controversial, failed Utah Lake project advances to the full House

The law that would be repealed through this bill is the same law that created the Utah Lake Restoration Act.
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Former president Donald Trump, Manhattan trial...
MICHAEL R. SISAK

With trial starting next month, Manhattan DA asks judge for a gag order in Trump’s hush-money case

The Manhattan DA's office asked that Trump be barred from making or directing others to make public statements about people involved in the case.
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FILE: The Utah attorney general’s office at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 27, 202...
ANNIE KNOX AND DANIELLA RIVERA

5 things to know about KSL’s legal fight for transparency

KSL and the Utah Attorney General’s Office are squaring off in a legal fight over access to Attorney General Sean Reyes’ work calendar.
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Utah capitol clock...
Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com

These are the biggest unresolved issues as Utah lawmakers enter last week of session

The 2024 Utah Legislative Session will come to a close on March 1. Here are some of the biggest bills yet to be passed.
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utah lawmakers shown, a new resolution wants to address the natalie cline controversy...
Allessandra Harris

Lawmakers working to approve budget as legislative session enters last week

Lawmakers are looking to approve final budget as the legislative session enters the final week. The session ends March 1.
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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, left, and President Joe Biden toast before Biden speaks to members of the Na...
Darlene Superville

Biden and Utah’s governor call for less bitterness and more bipartisanship in the nation’s politics

President Joe Biden and Utah Gov. Spencer Cox spoke at the White House during a black-tie dinner for the nation's governors.
3 days ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a primary election night ...
MEG KINNARD and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press

Trump wins South Carolina, easily beating Haley in her home state and closing in on GOP nomination

Donald Trump won South Carolina's Republican primary on Saturday further consolidating his path to a third straight GOP nomination.
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pay gap...
Curt Gresseth

Why is the gender pay gap not closing?

The gender pay gap in the U.S. and Utah is not closing. A Utah financial planner details the impact that wage shortfall can have on a women workers over a career.
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jeff hunt speaks to a class about public access to government...
Amanda Dickson

The public would have less access to government records under proposed law

A bill that tackles public access to government comes after state AG Sean Reyes denied KSL access to his daily calendar.
5 days ago
Example of ranked choice voting ballot. Twelve cities across Utah will participate in ranked choice...
Adam Small

Utah House passes bill that would end rank choice voting

Utah's ranked choice voting pilot program may come to and early end as the House passes a bill ending the program.
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The Utah Capitol is shown on March 3, 2023, in Salt Lake City. Utah's SB 150, similar to the Relig...
Derrick Jones

“Utah’s RFRA”, passes the House and heads to the Governor

Utah's SB 150, similar to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed the House and awaits the Governor's signature.
5 days ago
Two bills currently in the legislature could pave the way for a mine in Parley's Canyon....
Peter Johnston

Polluting dust and a growing city: how a proposed mine in Parleys Canyon could change the Salt Lake Valley

Polluting dust that could end up in the local water and air is just one concern many have over a proposed mine in Parleys Canyon.
5 days ago
Marijuana grows at Tryke Companies Utah's medical cannabis cultivation facility in Tooele...
Michael Camit

Ironing out Utah’s Medical Cannabis Program

Medical marijuana is one of Utah's most regulated substances, but lawmakers are still trying to iron out the wrinkles in the program.
5 days ago
utah capitol pictured, a new law centers adoption legal expenses open records utah...
Curt Gresseth

Bill creating Utah AI lab advances, would test tech, prevent missteps

SB 149 would create an AI lab and test technology while protecting the public in Utah.
6 days ago
a hockey stick shown, utah may get a nhl stadium...
Adam Small

Utah lawmaker asks for $1 billion for an NHL stadium in Salt Lake City

To fund an NHL stadium in Utah, Salt Lake City's sales tax rate would go from 7.75% to 8.25% if the bill is approved.
6 days ago
the state capitol is pictured, the utah supreme court is seeking more information about a redistric...
Peter Johnston

Voters’ choice: change Utah’s constitution, get rid of food sales tax

In November, voters will have the option to change the state constitution. The alteration would indirectly get rid of Utah's food sales tax.
6 days ago