Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, the sunsets on the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. After months of fierce debate and campaigning, Mormon church leaders, state lawmakers and the governor all opponents of the initiative reached a compromise with medical marijuana advocates in which they agreed on parameters for a law that suited all sides. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Majority Republicans in the Utah Legislature have chosen new leaders for the House and Senate as they reorganized in the wake of Tuesday's election.

House Republicans picked Rep. Brad Wilson of Kaysville as House speaker while Senate Republicans chose Sen. J. Stuart Adams of Layton as Senate president.

The Senate Republicans' leadership team also includes Sen. Evan Wickers as majority leader and Sen. Dam Hemmert as majority whip.

House Republicans also chose Reo. Francis Gibson as majority leader and Rep. Mike Schultz as majority whip.

Senate Democrats elected Sen. Karen Mayne as Senate minority leader. She's from the west side of Salt Lake County.

House Democrats plan to pick their leaders on Nov. 20 after election results are official.

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