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Lawsuit against Utah medical marijuana law moved to federal court

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:13pm

A legal challenge to the medical marijuana compromise bill that Utah lawmakers passed last year will now take place in federal court.

Tax reform can get done in special session, but must include tax cut, Utah governor says

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:46pm

"I believe it's important that we get it right than get it quick," the governor said during the taping of his monthly news conference.

Sen. Mike Lee says impeaching Trump would be 'huge mistake' for Democrats

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:47pm

With Democrats ramping up talk of impeaching President Donald Trump, Utah Sen. Mike Lee says it would be a "huge mistake" for the House go down that path.

North Carolina Democrat in House race not for impeachment

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:49am

The Democrat running for a still-vacant U.S. House election he seemed to lose last year before signs of ballot fraud were unearthed says he doesn't favor impeachment hearings confronting President Donald Trump and believes the Iraq War wasn't justified.

Rivals for Kentucky governor both have work to do

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:26am

The winning candidates for Kentucky governor drew just a fraction of the state's voters in party primaries this week, a signal that both have lots of work to do in what will likely be a brutal general election campaign.

Governor survives nearly fatal blow over blackface scandal

Ben Finley and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:14pm

The mystery of whether Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that upended Virginia politics may never be solved, but one thing is clear: The governor has survived what many initially thought was a fatal blow and has managed to return to something resembling normal.

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:14pm

Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable "dark money" will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn't disclose some of its donors. And Pete Buttigieg accepted lobbyist money — until he didn't.

BYU grad who defended California's Prop 8 confirmed as federal judge over Democrats' objections

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:32pm

The U.S. Senate confirmed the son of a former Utah Republican congressman as a federal judge Wednesday, despite objections from Democrats over his defending a same-sex marriage ban in California.

Warren campaign releases bankruptcy cases she assisted in

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:24pm

Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign on Wednesday released information on dozens of bankruptcy cases the former law professor was involved in, a disclosure that is unlikely to quiet GOP attempts to tie her to the corporate clients she represented.

Sen. Mike Lee asks Senate committee to preserve pro-life, religious protections in spending bills

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:27pm

Utah Sen. Mike Lee and 24 other conservative senators asked a Senate budget committee to preserve all existing pro-life and religious freedom protections in all future spending bills.

'I'm gay,' GOP Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie announces on YouTube

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:08pm

Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie announced Wednesday that he is gay in a YouTube video, sharing struggles including a suicide attempt at age 22 that led to his decision to "get honest" with the public.

Michigan AG: Lame-duck ballot drive law is unconstitutional

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:57pm

Michigan's attorney general said Wednesday that a Republican-enacted law making it harder to put proposals on the statewide ballot is unconstitutional, declaring that lawmakers had no authority to impose a geographic limit a circulating petitions.

Wealthy DeVos family won't back Michigan's Amash in primary

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:05pm

The politically powerful DeVos family said Wednesday that it is no longer financially backing a Michigan congressman who is the first Republican on Capitol Hill to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct.

Harris, Gillibrand offer plans to bolster maternal care

Juana Summers and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 9:28am

Two Democratic women running for president unveiled plans Wednesday to improve maternal health care, with Sen. Kamala Harris reintroducing a bill aimed at addressing racial disparities in childbirth care and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand promising to make adoptions and high-tech fertility treatments more accessible to those who want children.

Presidential hopeful John Delaney seeks carbon emissions fee

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:03am

Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney is the latest 2020 contender to introduce a climate change plan, and he's proposing a fee on carbon emissions that he says aims to reduce them by 90% by midcentury.

Friess considering run for Wyoming US Senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:44pm

A wealthy Republican political donor from Wyoming says he's thinking about running for U.S. Senate in 2020.

Florida governor orders election systems' security review

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:11pm

Florida's governor is ordering election officials to review the cybersecurity of the state's election systems.

Michigan attorney general: Republican-backed lame-duck law making it harder for ballot drives is unconstitutional

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:53pm

Michigan attorney general: Republican-backed lame-duck law making it harder for ballot drives is unconstitutional.

Hickenlooper proposes gun licensing and safety tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:04am

Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper says gun owners should have to be licensed and pass a safety test to own firearms.