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KUER's Coverage of the Special Session of the Utah Legislature

KUER reporters spent the day at the Utah state capitol covering the ins and outs of the special session. Follow their tweets and stories to get a much broader picture of all the action.


  1. KUER's newest addition, reporter Whittney Evans, started the day off by attending the Education interim committee.
  2. Andrea Smardon, however, attended the Business and Labor interim committee meeting where they looked at Senator John Valentine's bill that, among other things, would increase the number of available liquor licenses.
  3. After the morning interim committee meetings were over the bills moved to the Senate and House floor for more debate. First, they tackled the $25 million education budget gap.
  4. After it passed through the Senate, they moved on to SB4001, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act amendments.
  5. Bills moved to the fllor of the House of Representatives.
  6. Then our reporters came back to the studio and filed these excellent stories: