Todd Weiler

Utah Lawmaker Wants Online Porn To Be Opt-In

May 23, 2016
Brian Grimmett

The Utah lawmaker who helped get pornography declared a public health crisis is now considering legislation that could restrict porn on the internet.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

In an official ceremony Tuesday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.

Brian Grimmett

A dispute over the interpretation of Utah’s election laws has resulted in the Lt. Governor’s office sending several letters aimed at clarifying their position.

Is GOP Infighting Sign of a Larger Divide?

Sep 3, 2015
Brian Grimmett

Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans is accusing Republican State Senator Todd Weiler of encouraging some donors to stop giving money to the party. Weiler denies those allegations, but the incident is a very public representation of a divide that’s growing among members of the Utah GOP over how the party chooses its candidates.

Brian Grimmett

A bill that would prohibit the permitting of new medical waste incinerators within two miles of a residential community passed a legislative committee Friday, and now heads to the state Senate for consideration. A Republican lawmaker’s bill has succeeded where a Democrat’s bill failed.

Photo courtesy Foxboro residents

Republican State Senator Todd Weiler of Woods Cross says he’s filing a bill to ban medical waste incineration in Utah. The announcement comes after Stericycle’s North Salt Lake incinerator allegedly exceeded its permitted levels of toxic pollutants and falsified its emissions tests. Nearby residents and environmental activists have called for the incinerator to be closed down.