Jason Chaffetz

Medicaid expansion among 500-plus bills lawmakers passed

Utah legislators wrapped up their annual session Thursday after passing bills to expand Medicaid to thousands of the state's poor and give teens fleeing polygamous communities more legal rights.

The proposals were among more than 500 bills lawmakers passed after 45 days on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City.

Here's a look at where key issues landed when the Legislature adjourned:


A push to repeal the death penalty failed for the second time in recent years, despite the backing this year of the powerful House speaker. Republican Rep. Gage Froerer pulled his bill without putting it up for a vote in the House, saying the tally would have been close...