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Plain City senator wants state fleet converted to compressed natural gas

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 10 2014 - 1:15pm

SALT LAKE CITY - A Weber County lawmaker is running legislation that would require the state's Division of Fleet Operations to include more vehicles that run on compressed natural gas.Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, is sponsoring Senate Bill 99, calling on the state to ensure that at least half of the fleet used for the transportation of...

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Another lawmaker proposes gas tax hike

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 7 2014 - 11:37am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Claiming the current setup forces potential state education funds to be used to subsidize transportation, yet another state lawmaker is stepping forward with a proposed increase in the state gas tax.

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Lawmaker wants limits on drones in Utah

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 6 2014 - 2:03pm

DRAPER -- A Utah lawmaker wants to take preemptive steps to make sure the future use of drones in the Beehive State follow established standards and don't infringe on personal rights.

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Disorderly conduct bill expected to return at Utah Legislature

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 2 2014 - 2:02pm

The image of a man openly carrying an assault rifle in a Riverdale store last year will spark renewed discussion of disorderly conduct and how it applies to Second Amendment rights in the upcoming legislative session.

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Ray bill addresses credit score 'rip-off'

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 2 2014 - 1:39pm

A Davis County lawmaker wants to stop what he described as the "rip off" of people being given bad information when they solicit free credit scores.

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Internet sales tax issue to come up again at Legislature

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 26 2013 - 4:00pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Salt Lake County lawmaker has vowed to renew the fight over collecting sales tax on internet sales in the 2014 session of the Utah Legislature.

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Rep. Jim Nielson, of Bountiful, will not seek re-election

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 26 2013 - 1:29pm

BOUNTIFUL -- Citing the need to focus more on his profession, Rep. Jim Nielson-R-Bountiful, has announced he will not run for re-election in 2014.

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Lawmaker: LDS Church may play role in anti-discrimination bill

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 16 2013 - 6:18pm

The support or silence of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on anti-discrimination legislation in the treatment of gays, lesbians bisexual and transgendered individuals in housing and workplace situations, could determine the fate of whether or not Utah adopts those guidelines in the 2014 session, the bill's sponsor claims.

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GALLERY: Utah Legislature meets for the last day of this session

Representative Brad Wilson laughs with another legislator during a recess on the final day of the Utah Legislature on March 8, 2012 in Salt Lake City. (ASHLEY FRANSCELL/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Ashley Franscell, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 9 2012 - 10:52am

See photos of the final afternoon session of the Utah Legislature on March 8, 2012 in Salt Lake City. To view the images in a slideshow format please click on the large photo at the bottom of the gallery and then use the right or left arrows to navigate.

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GALLERY: Opening day of the Utah Legislature

Senate Majority Leader Scott Jenkins listens as David Osmond (not pictured) sings the Star-Spangled Banner to kick off the Utah State Legislature on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City. (ASHLEY FRANSCELL/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Ashley Franscell, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 23 2012 - 3:23pm

Opening day of the Utah Legislature

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GALLERY: Protest at the Salt Lake Capitol about GRAMA - March 8, 2011

A crowd gathers at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City to rally against HB122, sponsored by Rep. Douglas Aagard, R-Kaysville, adjusting the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and making it easier to deny public requests and keep certain records classified, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. (KRISTN HEINICHEN/Standard-Examiner)

Kristin Heinichen, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 8 2011 - 6:07pm

A crowd gathers at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City to rally against HB122, sponsored by Rep. Douglas Aagard, R-Kaysville, adjusting the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and making it easier to deny public requests and keep certain records classified.

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GALLERY: Utah State Legislature Photo Gallery Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Marianne Breitenbeker from Box Elder County is dressed in 1860's period dress in an effort to promote tourism to the Golden Spike National Historic Site, where she is a volunteer, at the Utah State Capitol Wednesday, February 2, 2011.(photo by Matthew Arden Hatfield)

Matthew Arden Hatfield
Feb 2 2011 - 6:28pm

Pictures from The Utah State Legislative Session Wednesday, February 2, 2011.

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GALLERY: January 27, 2011 state of the state address

The Associated Press
Jan 27 2011 - 12:15am

January 27, 2011 State of the state address

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