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AZ state lawmaker drawing political fire for proposed law

02/06/2014 11:16am
An Arizona state lawmaker is drawing political fire for proposed legislation banning people from using public resources if they are in the state illegally.

Speaker: Immigration overhaul tough to pass

02/06/2014 4:31pm
Speaker John Boehner on Thursday all but ruled out passage of immigration legislation before this fall's elections, saying it would be difficult for the Republican-led House to act on the issue that President Barack Obama has made a top domestic priority.

House postpones action on goblin toppler bill

02/06/2014 4:51pm
Utah lawmakers say they want to make sure the wanton destruction of natural geologic wonders is punished, but they ultimately delayed action Thursday on the goblin toppler bill out of concerns that it is too broad and possibly too severe.

House approves bill to criminalize 'revenge porn'

02/06/2014 6:36pm
A House committee gave a favorable recommendation Thursday to a bill looking to criminalize so-called "revenge porn."

Proposed fee increase for electric cars, others raises questions

02/06/2014 6:41pm
Critics say increasing the registration fees for alternative vehicles sends the wrong message when it comes to cleaning up the air. The bill's sponsor says the bill is about maintaining the roads.

House unanimously passes bill to clarify sexual abuse of child law

02/06/2014 6:54pm
A House committee unanimously recommended a bill Thursday to clarify the term "position of special trust" in cases of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Gov. Herbert tries to convince lawmakers to accept new Medicaid funding

02/06/2014 9:26pm
Gov. Gary Herbert described his plan for Medicaid expansion as a tough sell to the Utah Legislature, especially over the issue of accepting the federal funding available, during a meeting Thursday with the Deseret News Editorial Board.