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The 2021 session of the Utah Legislature adjourned sine die on March 5 after being in session since January 19. During the session, lawmakers introduced legislation relating to PAC reporting requirements and amending provisions of the state procurement code. Utah […]

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On November 3, voters in Utah approved a constitutional amendment to modify the commencement date of the annual Utah legislative session. Senate Joint Resolution 3, or Amendment F, amends the commencement of the legislature from the fourth Monday in January […]

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Incumbent Lt. Gov. and Republican Spencer Cox defeated candidate Chris Peterson 64% to 30% in Utah’s gubernatorial race. Cox, the top finisher among state Republican convention delegates, beat three GOP candidates in the June 30 party primary. Those are former […]

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The Utah Legislature announced a special session beginning August 20 to consider COVID-19 relief, reopening schools, and to determine how to hold the November 3 general election. The August 20 special session marks the sixth special session of the year. […]

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is targeting a special session from June 18 to June 19 to adjust next fiscal year’s budget in response to COVID-19. A plan is underway to allow lawmakers the option of attending virtually. The day prior […]

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Due to COVID-19, Utah lawmakers are meeting online for the first time on April 16 for an emergency special session. Only Senate President Stuart Adams and House Speaker Brad Wilson are expected to be in the legislative chambers in the […]

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Gov. Gary Herbert - by Medill DC

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced March 31 he will call a special legislative session within two to three weeks to deal with growing COVID-19 concerns. Gov. Herbert said several items will be at issue during the special session. Items include […]

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The Utah Republican and Utah Democratic parties intend to cancel their in-person state conventions. Previously they were scheduled for April 25, and were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decisions come after Gov. Gary Herbert announced that mass gatherings […]

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In the final hours of the legislative session ending just before midnight on March 12, lawmakers pushed through a series of measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislature extended the state of emergency for Utah to June 30, […]

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A compromise over filling congressional vacancies progressed on February 11, earning passage through the House on a party-line vote. House Bill 17 seeks to resolve years of dispute that began in 2017 with the resignation of former Rep. Jason Chaffetz. […]

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Kerry Gibson - State of Utah

Utah Agriculture and Food Commissioner Kerry Gibson has resigned from Gov. Gary Herbert’s cabinet to run for Utah’s 1st Congressional District. Kelly Pehrson was named the interim manager of the department. Heading into the November 3 election is incumbent Rob […]

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The Utah Legislature approved a sweeping tax-change bill during the one-day special session on December 12. The bill cuts state income taxes and hikes the sales tax on food, gas, and a list of other services. The tax bill did […]

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December 12, 2019  •  

Utah Governor Calls Special Session

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Gov. Gary Herbert called a special session of the Utah Legislature for December 12 to consider a massive tax reform plan. The special session comes a day after a divided legislative panel voted to advance a significant tax cut for […]

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September 24, 2019  •  

Utah Special Session Ends

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Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a series of bills bringing an end to the special legislative session. The governor signed two major bills making changes to the laws governing medical cannabis and beer. Lawmakers approved a change to allow grocery […]

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