Category: 2016 Legislative Session

California Denies Utah Coal Export Plan

Click here to read signing message SB_1279 Gov Brown California Governor Jerry Brown has signed California Senate Bill 1279, authored by California State Senator Loni Hancock, (Democrat-Richmond) which precludes California tax dollars from being used in future coal export terminals in…

AIM Protest Shuts Down Senate

Just before 3 PM Monday, as the Senate resumed normal business on  second reading calendar, a group of 5 to 6 people who had patiently waited for the right moment, broke into shouts and unfurled banners and signs bearing symbols of the…

Minimum Wage Hike Killed in Committee

Legislation aimed at offering a “living wage” to Utahns died in the House Business and Labor Committee Thursday. HB 195 – Living Wage Amendments, sponsored by Representative Lynn Hemingway (Democrat – Millcreek), raises the minimum wage for a private and…