Brian Grimmett

Online Editor

Brian Grimmett is a former intern who worked his way onto the KUER staff. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in communications. As a student he helped produce and report for the University's daily news show, ElevenNEWS, and also served a year as the station's sports director. Brian developed a love for public radio when he interned at KUER, choosing to do so because it was the only broadcast related internship in Salt Lake City that offered compensation, and now says he couldn't imagine working anywhere else. Brian is originally from Arlington, Texas. When he isn't at KUER Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two little kids, taking pictures, and putting together short films and documentaries. 

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The Legislature has passed a bill that will create a registry of people convicted of white collar crimes.

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For a bill to become law the Senate, the House, and the Governor all have to give their approval. But even with a Republican super-majority in the Utah legislature, that process often encounters obstacles.

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A bill that would have made the use of medical marijuana legal, failed to make it out of the Senate in an extremely close vote Monday night.

Monday February 23, 2015

Professor Armando Solorzano, Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Studies and Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies

Week six was the most eventful of the legislature thus far, but somehow much of the hotly contested bills still have a ways to go before reaching the Governor’s desk.

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A bill that would bring back the firing squad as an execution option for inmates on death row moved through its first hurdle in the Utah Senate Thursday.

The House has voted down a bill that would have made State School Board elections partisan.

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The Utah House has passed a bill that would make sweeping reforms to the state’s criminal justice system.

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The Senate has delayed a vote on a bill that aims to make the use of medical marijuana legal. 

Sen. Mark Madsen began presenting the bill with only 30 minutes left in the scheduled floor time. He tried to explain it as quickly as possible, but did not leave enough time for the other senators to ask as many questions as they’d like. 

It only took 5 weeks, but the legislature has turned it up to 11 and has started to move through some important legislation at break neck speeds.

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A Senate Committee has approved a bill that would make medical marijuana legal in Utah.

Daybreak

The Daybreak community in South Jordan is joining the growing list of areas that offer 1 gigabit fiber internet service.

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The Utah Senate defeated a bill on Tuesday that would have delayed the implementation of the Count My Vote Compromise.

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The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to placing a constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot that would affirm the right of political parties to establish their own election process.

Believe it or not, but we’ve made it past the half way mark of the 2015 legislative session. That means the real work can finally begin.

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The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would help equalize school funding between rich and poor school districts. 

It’s the end of week three and we’re basically in the same spot we were at the end of week two.

A Senate Committee has given unanimous approval to a bill that would increase the gas tax 10 cents. SB 160’s sponsor, Sen. Kevin Van Tassell says while his bill isn’t perfect yet, it is a simple and understandable way to increase much needed transportation funding.

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Legislators tasked with prioritizing social service budget items discussed two bills Wednesday that take different approaches on filling Utah’s Medicaid gap.

The Utah House voted unanimously to pass HB74 Tuesday. The bill clarifies the meaning of consent in sexual offense cases.

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A legislative committee has voted in favor of two pieces of legislation that would impact the implementation of the so-called Count My Vote compromise made last year.

The second week of the Utah Legislature is now in the books, and while it wasn’t as eventful as the first week, it definitely had its moments.

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A Utah Senate committee approved a bill today that would give the Attorney General’s office a deadline to file a lawsuit over Utah’s public lands.

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The legislature will be considering several air quality bills this session, including a newly proposed bill that would turn some of the states current wood burning restrictions into law.

A Utah legislator is proposing a bill that would help fix the regulatory problems facing online HR company Zenefits.

The 2015 Legislative session has finally arrived, and it’s already looking like there will be plenty to battle over in the next 45 days.

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The House Transportation Committee approved a bill on Thursday that would help schools and school districts replace old buses with ones that run on cleaner fuels.

Utah State Fairpark

Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has come to an agreement with the Utah State Fair Corporation to construct a new 8 thousand seat multi-use stadium.

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The family of former Speaker of the Utah House Rebecca Lockhart said their final goodbyes Friday at a funeral held in Provo.

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Hundreds of people gathered in the State Capitol Thursday to remember the life of Former Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart.

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