Democrat Peter Cooke challenges Gary Herbert to seven debates ahead of November’s election [Tribune, Deseret News, Daily Herald, KSL].
Republicans on the Salt Lake County Council agree to put a $47.5 million bond to improve parks on the November ballot [Tribune, Deseret News].
Utah is at the center of a fight between the White House and Mitt Romney’s campaign over welfare policy [Tribune].
Gov. Herbert says he will wait to see who wins the presidential election before deciding what to do with Medicaid expansion in Utah [Deseret News].
Herbert tells a northern Utah business group the best way to provide more funding for Utah’s schools is to improve the state’s economy [Standard-Examiner].
An analysis says, despite ballooning enrollment, Utah’s Medicaid is able to treat more people for less money [Tribune].
Utah’s Democratic Party wants the Legislature to turn over redistricting documents to a local TV station [ABC 4].
The Salt Lake County Council wants more study before making a decision to take part in a proposed Broadway-style theater in Salt Lake City [Tribune, Deseret News].
Centerville bans smoke shops [Tribune, City Weekly, Standard-Examiner].
Highland City approves a $900,000 property tax hike [Deseret News].