Latest Utah State Legislature News

Utah rep. told Mormon bishop not to report abuse, docs show

Sep. 10, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

A Utah lawmaker and prominent attorney for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints advised a church bishop not to report a confession of child sex abuse to authorities, a decision that allowed the abuse to continue for years, according to records filed in a lawsuit. The...

Utah's Evan McMullin upends two-party fight for US Senate

Sep. 07, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Campaigning at a park filled with 19th-century pushcarts on a state holiday honoring Utah's early Mormon pioneers, Evan McMullin glad hands voters as he strolls past potato sack races and beverage stands selling cold, sugary drinks under a sweltering sun. The...

Democrats: Cox's cabinet pick should resign Utah House seat

Aug. 20, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Democrats are demanding that Gov. Spencer Cox's pick to head the Department of Natural Resources resign his legislative seat and withdraw from the November ballot, saying it violates the state constitution for him to serve in both roles. Cox selected...

Utah Democrats call for Sen. Gene Davis to step down

Aug. 13, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — A week and a half after a former intern publicly accused state Sen. Gene Davis of sexual misconduct, the Utah Democratic Party is suspending the longtime lawmaker from party-related activities at all levels and has called for him to step down from the Utah Legislature....

Mormon lawmaker pushes abuse reporting reform in Utah

Aug. 12, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker in Utah said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that would require clergy to report child abuse to authorities, eliminating the clergy-penitent privilege in a state where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the predominant...

Sen. Mike Lee brushes off opponents to win Utah GOP primary

Jun. 29, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee won Utah’s Republican primary Tuesday, brushing off attacks from two challengers who criticized him for his unwavering loyalty to former President Donald Trump and uncompromising lawmaking style. Lee’s decisive victory marked a win for...

Utah's GOP Congressmen handily defeat primary challengers

Jun. 29, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — All four members of the U.S. House from Utah defeated Republican primary challengers Tuesday, advancing to the November election where they'll face Democratic challengers whose primaries were not contested. At an election night celebration in suburban Salt...

John Curtis wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Utah's 3rd Congressional District.

Jun. 28, 2022 22:57 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Curtis wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Utah's 3rd Congressional District.

Burgess Owens wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Utah's 4th Congressional District.

Jun. 28, 2022 22:57 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Burgess Owens wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Utah's 4th Congressional District.

Chris Stewart wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Utah's 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 28, 2022 22:49 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Stewart wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Utah's 2nd Congressional District.