The Utah County Board of Commissioners has decided to put a sales tax increase on this year’s election ballot, but they won’t allow the issue to go out on the vote-by-mail ballots used by five of their cities.
Utah lawmakers heard from experts about medical marijuana at the state Capitol Wednesday. One doctor testified that marijuana products could not only provide medical benefits, but might also help reduce the number of Utahns addicted to opiates.
As the White House announces a program to address a surge of heroin abuse in recent years, a family from Sandy has organized a town hall to tell their story, and to raise awareness about Utah’s growing problem with opiate addiction.
Utah Lawmakers will vote Wednesday to confirm the Prison Relocation Commission’s recommendation to build a new state prison near the Salt Lake International airport. But elected officials on the city’s west side aren’t giving up efforts stop the move.
Utah Republican delegates met on Saturday to elect new officers and hear from their elected representatives. But they also took on the difficult task of approving changes to the party constitution in order for candidates to appear on the 2016 ballot.
Kaysville residents who want to install rooftop solar panels will once again be able to get credit for the power they produce. City leaders have reversed course on their decision to impose a moratorium on their net metering policy.
Salt Lake City officials are reviewing the city’s official policy on political activity with employees after the mayor’s spokesperson was demoted for posting political comments to the Salt Lake Tribune’s website from a city computer.
Utah officials have been on the lookout out for impacts from last week’s Gold King Mine wastewater spill. On Wednesday, they received more information from downstream, although the answers aren’t conclusive.