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The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Politics

Bill would prevent fadulent land bills

By Isabella Bravo, Staff WriterThe Utah Senate could pass legislation to deter the obstruction of land lease auctions for natural resource or agricultural production, if time permits on the last day of...

USTAR could receive $10M

By By Lana Groves, Asst. News Editor February 26, 2009

By Lana Groves, Asst. News EditorState lawmakers passed a bill approving $10 million for a science and technology program that hires "star" faculty at the U and Utah State University to start new businesses...

Undocumented student tuition bill fails

By By Rochelle McConkie, News Editor February 26, 2009

By Rochelle McConkie, News EditorWednesday morning wasn't the first time Denise Castañeda has lobbied against immigration bills at the State Capitol, but it finally felt different."It's a constant battle,"...

New bill could punish drivers for cell phone use

By By Trent Lowe, Staff Writer February 25, 2009

By Trent Lowe, Staff WriterThe adage used to be: "Don't drink and drive." Add to that: "Don't talk and drive."Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, sponsor of House Bill 248, is looking to make it illegal...

Bill would limit access to records

By By Trent Lowe, Staff Writer February 25, 2009

By Trent Lowe, Staff WriterA Senate committee compromised today on House Bill 122, which attempts to restrict the public's access to government records. Utah lawmakers made a concession that helped cool...

Tuition tax credit bill moves to Senate floor

By By Trent Lowe, Staff Writer February 20, 2009

By Trent Lowe, Staff WriterLawmakers think tuition is too high.House Bill 35, which proposes a 5 percent tax credit to students pursuing higher education, passed unanimously in the Utah Senate Education...

H.B. 208 moves to House

By By Jeremy Thompson, Staff Writer February 19, 2009

By Jeremy Thompson, Staff WriterA bill that would prevent undocumented students recieving in-state tuition from working passed a legislative committee Wednesday, despite the protests of U student leaders...

Senate tables eviction bill for treating U too favorably

By Jed Layton, Asst. News EditorUtah politicians confuse Barb Remsburg.Last week the Utah House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would allow the U to evict students quicker. On Friday,...

Bill would tighten tuition rules for undocumented

By Katie Valentine, Staff WriterIf a bill proposed at the Utah Legislature passes, undocumented students receiving in-state tuition would be required to sign a legal declaration each semester promising...

Legislators deny student eviction bill

By By Jed Layton, Asst. News Editor February 9, 2009

By Jed Layton, Asst. News EditorUtah legislators are holding a bill that would allow the U to more quickly evict students in the dorms who don't pay rent.On Friday, the Senate Education Committee failed...