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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A report by the American Public Transportation Association shows ridership of Utah's commuter rail lines doubled in 2013, marking the largest increase in the country. Spurred by the opening of a new 45-mile rail line from Salt Lake City to Provo in late 2012, Utah's ridership on commuter rail lines increased by 103 percent to 3.8 million trips.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Senate has endorsed a Medicaid plan that uses federal dollars to partially expand the program while allowing Gov. Gary Herbert to negotiate with federal officials. With a vote of 19-6, the Senate sent the measure to the House, where GOP leaders are opposed to accepting federal money. The Senate-approved plan would help about 60,000 people living below the federal poverty level buy private health coverage.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A measure allowing Utah counties and cities to register their residents to vote on Election Day has advanced in the state Legislature. The House today voted 42-2 to approve the proposal testing an Election Day voter registration program through 2016. The bill goes to the Senate for approval.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers have approved a bill setting standards for bars installing Breathalyzers and similar devices. The House voted 72-1 today to approve the measure from Draper Republican Rep. Greg Hughes. Hughes initially wanted to require the devices in bars, but the bill now makes their installation voluntary.

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