Unlike the old guard, young Republicans fine with gay marriage. Lawmakers reject Speaker Lockhart's ed funding plan. Herbert signs Count My Vote compromise.
Happy Tuesday. While Republicans have made a push to keep marriage between a man and a woman, their younger supporters don't think it's that big of a deal. A new poll shows some 60 percent of GOP voters age 18-29 are fine with same-sex marriage. Even more among that group supported allowing gay couples to raise children. [Politico]
Topping the news: Legislative leaders have agreed to a budget without any funds for House Speaker Becky Lockhart's $200 million proposal to put more technology in schools . [Trib] [DNews] [UtahPolicy] [KUER] [Fox13] [KUTV] [ABC4]
-> The Senate passed a proposal to expand Medicaid that would also give Gov. Gary Herbert the power to negotiate a better deal with the feds. [Trib] [DNews] [KUER] [Fox13] [APviaKUTV] [ABC4] [UtahPolicy]
-> Herbert signed the comprise election reform bill to preserve Utah's caucus systems and create a second path for candidates to get on a primary ballot by collecting signatures. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13]
Tweet of the day: From @Ry_Cunningham: "I loved that Grover book when I was four, but no one told me it was about balanced budgets. Thanks @kraigpowell."
Happy Birthday: To National Press Club's Sarahanne Driggs.
On the Hill: Three more days and counting. Today's schedule [Trib]
-> Proposals to raise gas and property taxes, both which passed the Senate, will not be heard in the House. [Trib]
-> The House passed legislation allowing Utah to have the first presidential primary in 2016 and all the voting would be online. [Trib] [DNews] [UtahPolicy]
-> The House killed a proposal to put limits on campaign donations. [Trib] [DNews]
-> Legislation creating an Election Day voter registration pilot program passed the House. [Trib] [UtahPolicy]
-> A proposal providing standards and protections for bars that install Breathalyzers passed the House. [Trib] [Herald] [KUTV]
-> The Senate gave its nod to a bill that would ban texting or using a cell phone while driving unless making a phone call or using GPS. [UtahPolicy]
-> The House agreed to a bill clarifying that carrying a gun by itself does not constitute disorderly conduct. [Trib] [DNews]
-> Legislation to overhaul the state court system was shelved and sent to be studied. [Trib]
-> The House rejected a resolution calling for a constitutional convention to adopt a federal balanced budget amendment. [Trib] [UtahPolicy]
-> The Senate passed legislation putting more restrictions on what people can do on their phones while they drive. [Trib] [DNews] [Herald] [KUTV]
-> The House passed a proposal adding a second written test before new drivers can get their license. [Trib]
-> State lawmakers are again looking at getting rid of constitutional notes on legislation -- which have been pesky annoyances when trying to fight the feds. [UtahPolicy]
-> The session is wrapping up, but lawmakers still have many clean air bills left to consider. [DNews] [Fox13][KUTV] [ABC4]
-> Legislation awaiting action on the Senate floor would make electric vehicles a more viable option in Utah. [Trib]
-> Legislation to fix the state-administered fund for cleaning up after leaky underground petroleum tanks passed the House. [Trib]
-> The House killed a bill to put a tax break on premium cigars in order to discourage smokers from purchasing them from out-of-state. [Trib]
-> The House passed legislation to give a tax credit to employers if they hire someone who is homeless. [Trib] [DNews]
-> The Senate passed a bill to create an anonymous, statewide school safety tip line. [Trib] [DNews]
-> The House passed a proposal allowing the state school board to punish schools that go around the board's back to get money from the federal government. [Trib]
-> The House passed legislation disallowing schools from asking students if their parents own guns. [DNews]
-> A lawmaker is going to try to revive a proposal to start an interstate compact for sharing information putative fathers. [DNews]
-> The House passed a bill ensuring that small towns remember to hold elections. [APviaKUTV]
-> The winners of the Students Who Care About Air Clean Air Anti-Idling competition were honored on the Hill. [DNews]
In other news: SLC Mayor Ralph Becker and three city council members are in Washington for the Congressional City Conference hosted by the National League of Cities. [Trib]
-> Cottonwood Heights is buying land to build a City Hall after years of renting space. [Trib] [DNews]
-> Pat Bagley gives his take on Russia's threat to America's European allies. [Trib]
Nationally: Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., have a plan to bring order and actual debate back to the Senate, and it might actually work. [WaPost]
-> Some 26 Senate Democrats pulled all-nighter to talk about climate change -- even though the Democrats control the chamber and can call up legislation if they wanted. [NYTimes]
-> The Senate unanimously passed a measure to change how the military handles sexual assault cases. [WaPost]
Where are they?
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz meets with the National Association of Postal Supervisors, holds staff meetings and votes in the evening.
- Gov. Gary Herbert meets with Bob Smith and hits a speech preparation with Marty Carpenter.
- Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox meets with legislators and hits a Legislative Strategy Meeting.
- President Barack Obama designates the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument, attends a DNC event in New York City and speaks at a DSCC event before returning to Washington.
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