The 2012 legislative session is now in the books.
Even though it was a boring session, lawmakers got a lot done [Utah Policy].
Lawmakers spent a good portion of time focusing on states rights in the face of the federal government [Tribune].
Gov. Gary Herbert says the session was marked by exceptional collaboration among lawmakers [Deseret News].
The state had a bit more money to spend because of an improving economy [Tribune].
The Senate approves drug testing for some welfare recipients. The bill now goes to the Governor's desk [Tribune].
Some are calling for the veto of a bill mandating the teaching of "abstinence only" sex education in Utah's schools, but Gov. Herbert says that will depend on whether the measure is good policy or not [Deseret News].
There were some changes made to liquor governance in the state, but nothing that will affect consumers [Tribune, Deseret News].
Dealing with transportation funding this year was tricky because some lawmakers had little appetite to bond for new projects [Utah Policy, Tribune].
Lawmakers strip out a provision that exempted legislators from "good landlord" programs mandated by many cities [Tribune].
The Utah Eagle Forum is against Utah's Common Core standards in education because they could possibly promote a hidden "gay agenda" in Utah schools [Tribune].