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Pompeo says he's 'ruled out' Kansas Senate bid in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:12am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020.

Utah House committee OKs bill to ban abortions after 18 weeks

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:00am

After hearing personal testimony on both sides of the issue, the House Judiciary Committee voted 7-5 to pass a bill that would amend abortion law to prohibit abortions after 18 weeks.

N Carolina US House candidate faces questions over choices

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:14pm

When the Republican narrowly leading the country's last undecided congressional election asks North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation in a rural county and declare him the winner, he'll have to overcome testimony from a compelling witness — his son.

Utah Senate passes overhaul to process of appropriating $ for college buildings

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:40pm

The Utah Senate passed the latest version of SB102 Wednesday, which would overhaul the process the Utah Legislature uses to appropriate funding for buildings on state college, university and technical college campuses.

GOP's Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:39pm

Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions.

Ready to fight: Cory Booker shows his tough side to voters

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:18pm

Nearing the end of a lively town hall with hundreds of voters packed into an art gallery, Cory Booker surveyed the crowd and reassured them that his sunny, unity-first presidential campaign is also tough.

Democrats' resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:27pm

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's separation of powers.

The Latest: N. Carolina candidate's son warned methods shady

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:12pm

The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local):

Two proposed Utah gun laws — including 'Lauren's Law' — stall, while others advance to House floor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:16pm

Days after the one-year anniversary of the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, Utah lawmakers had a busy morning deciding which new gun legislation would get a chance at a vote on the House floor.

Lawmakers seeking to protect college students, legalize betting on horse races  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:34am

Here is a roundup of some of the latest stories coming from the Utah State Capitol this legislative session.

GOP lawmakers continue to question whether Utah governor's tax target is 'realistic'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:03am

Gov. Gary Herbert told Utahns that the state sales tax rate could drop to just 1.75 percent under what he's calling a tax modernization plan that imposes new taxes on services on top of a tax cut.

Bill that would give Utah among strictest abortion law lengthened from 15-week window to 18 weeks

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:01am

The sponsor of a bill that would have given Utah one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country has revised the bill to allow abortions up until 18 weeks gestation rather than 15 weeks.

Utah K-12 education funding drops for first time in 7 years, report states

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:00am

Voices for Utah Children, a nonprofit focused on children's healthy development, released its Utah Children's Budget Report Tuesday.

GOP candidate's son had concerns about political operative

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:34pm

The Republican in the last undecided U.S. congressional election ignored repeated warnings from his son against hiring a shady political operator now accused of illegally collecting voter's ballots in a rural North Carolina county and casting the GOP campaign into limbo, the younger man testified Wednesday.

US Rep Bradley Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as GOP tries to reclaim Jeff Sessions' former Alabama seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:36pm

US Rep Bradley Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as GOP tries to reclaim Jeff Sessions' former Alabama seat.

Utah lawmaker pushing bill to legalize betting on horse races

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:12am

Gambling may be illegal in Utah, but a lawmaker is pushing a bill that would legalize betting on horse races.

Utah bill to mandate 911 call in emergency fails in House vote

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:09am

Members of the House voted Tuesday against a bill to require someone with personal knowledge of a serious bodily injury or emergency to call 911 with a vote of 26-44.

Bill intended to protect young Utah college students from 'predatory professors,' sponsor says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:52am

The House Education Committee gave unanimous support to HB287 Tuesday, legislation that adds college professors and teaching assistants to state law defining adults in a position of special trust.

Freshman Utah congressman holds town hall in GOP stronghold

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:01am

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams fielded questions involving the border wall, impeaching President Donald Trump and other issues during his first town hall meeting in a Republican stronghold of his Utah district.