Six Democratic candidates hoping to fill a vacant state senate seat met in a debate last night organized by the Alliance for a Better Utah. The seat in Senate district 2 is left open by Ben McAdams who was elected the Salt Lake County Mayor earlier this month.
Utah’s Democratic Party appeals a nearly $15,000 records fee, the Southern Nevada Water Authority threatens a lawsuit against Utah, and state health officials confirm the first human case of West Nile Virus.
Two bins of documents related to Utah’s controversial redistricting process remain hidden from the public. That’s mainly because Utah’s Democratic Party is refusing to pay thousands of dollars to let them go. The legislature’s Records Committee put off a decision Monday on whether to waive the fee for the records request. The committee decided it needs more information to determine whether the request primarily serves the public or the Democratic party.