Utah Governor Gary Herbert wants to see federal authorities hurry up with their investigation of Utah’s attorney general. The governor said this morning that the delay is impacting the Attorney General’s office and the investigation has taken too long.
Current Utah law would have required Utah’s Attorney General to investigate a complaint against himself of violating Utah’s election rules. But the Utah State Senate passed a bill Thursday afternoon to give that job to an independent lawyer.
A statewide anti-discrimination bill gets preliminary approval, Alliance for a Better Utah files a complaint about Attorney General John Swallow, and the Republican caucus releases their preliminary budget proposal.
Utah Republican Party leaders decided to table a discussion about a scandal affecting Attorney General John Swallow over the weekend. Swallow is being investigated by the US Attorney’s Office for allegedly helping business man Jeremy Johnson bribe US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Members of the GOP State Central Committee voted against holding a formal discussion on the issue, though some say it’s one of the most important issues facing the party.
Governor Gary Herbert addresses air quality, guns, and the allegations brought against Utah Attorney General John Swallow in his monthly news conference, Utahns say they are willing to pay more taxes for better education, and the Reverend Jesse Jackson speaks at the University of Utah.
The Utah Republican Party makes its first statement on the allegations surrounding Attorney General John Swallow, the Outdoor Retailers show will be staying in Salt Lake for at least two more years, and a group of Utah physicians says the bad air quality is a health emergency.
Utah’s Attorney General calls for an investigation into the bribery allegations brought against him, KUER’s Bob Nelson goes shrimping on the Great Salt Lake, and Utah schools see the lowest participation in the free breakfast program in the nation.
Utah’s new Attorney General denies accusations that he helped a St. George businessman avoid an FTC investigation, the man accused of killing an Ogden police officer is suing his insurance company, and three Utahns die in a plane crash in Texas.