allen christensen

Utah State Capitol
KPCW Radio

In anticipation of the March 1 rollout of the state’s medical cannabis program, Sen. Evan Vickers is sponsoring last-minute changes to the law. Senate Bill 121 would make several amendments to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, which the legislature approved in December 2018, shortly after Utah voters approved a medical cannabis program through the Proposition 2 ballot initiative.

 

Sen. Allen Christensen

After 16 years representing Utah Senate District 19, Sen. Allen Christensen recently announced he won’t be seeking another term in office. 

North Ogden Republican Allen Christensen told the audience at the Action Utah legislative preview in Park City Wednesday that, after his term ends this year, he won’t run again for the District 19 senate seat he’s held since 2005.

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Action Utah

The 2020 legislative session starts in two weeks, where Utah’s lawmakers will create and amend laws that impact every Utahn. An upcoming event seeks to connect Park City-area residents with their legislators and learn more about the lawmaking process.

Action Utah, a non-partisan community advocacy organization, will host a legislative preview Wednesday evening. Action Utah Executive Director Andrea Himoff hopes the event empowers Utahns to engage in the state political process.

Utah State Capitol
KPCW Radio

By the third day of the 45-day legislative session, a bill to amend Medicaid as outlined by Proposition 3 is already making its way through the chambers of government. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

Utah state senators voted almost completely along party lines on the Senate floor Wednesday to advance a proposal adding enrollment caps and a work “effort” to Medicaid, with Woods Cross Republican Sen. Todd Weiler joining Democrats in voting against the measure.