Legislature

Potential minimum wage increases could ‘kill’ Utah small businesses

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Federal and local legislatures are proposing minimum wage increases. Small businesses believe that increasing minimum wage will hurt their businesses and the economy, especially after the pandemic.

Bill regarding transgender healthcare fails to pass committee

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A bill that would have made amendments to Utah's current laws surrounding the healthcare of transgender youth failed to pass a Utah House committee.

Utah resolution seeks to declare racism ‘moral and public health crisis’

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A new bill introduced in the Utah Legislature seeks to declare racism in Utah as a moral and public health crisis.

Utah legislature looks to improve ‘troubled teen’ industry

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Lawmakers, former "troubled teens" and their advocates are discussing whether the state is doing enough to regulate Utah's troubled teen industry.
Preston Crawley

Utah Legislature considers bill directed at BYU police

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The Utah Legislature is considering a bill that establishes regulations and authority given to law enforcement agencies in private schools.According to the sponsor of SB191, Sen. Curtis Bramble, R-Provo, the bill applies directly to BYU as the only private institution in Utah with a police agency.

Utah House committee passes online dating safety bill

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A proposed bill in the Utah House of Representatives aims to make criminal records more widely available to users of dating apps in order to help decrease rates of sexual and domestic violence.