-> Some lawmakers say the tension between Gov. Gary Herbert and House Speaker Becky Lockhart is unusually public. [Trib]
-> Several same-sex couples are asking the AG's office to stop opposing parental rights for both members of the couple. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13] [KUTV]
-> The tea party is now five years old but the question is: will it be around for another five? [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @tomgrover: "Tea Party activists spiking the football & literally cheering Bennett's defeat was the exact moment the caucus system was doomed."
From @HollyontheHill: "This is a ginormous shift in how elections are done in Utah. To kind of quote Joe Biden, it's a freaking big deal."
Happy Birthday: To state Rep. Larry Wiley, D-West Valley City, and state Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R-Vernal.
Opinion section: Arturo Morales LLan, a Utah County Republican convention delegate, argues that a direct primary favors "only the rich, famous or politicians connected to Washington, D.C., lobbying firms."
-> State Rep. Jennifer Seelig, D-Salt Lake City, and state Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, argue that expanding Medicaid "isn't about federalism, it's about families."
-> Jonathan Johnson III, executive vice chairman of Overstock.com says there are creative ways to fund more technology in the classroom. [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly argues that the Legislature is not willing to invest enough money in programs to help children with autism or with other special needs. [Trib]
-> Rolly also says Rep. Rob Bishop could be a key figure in an effort to create a wall of remembrance at the Korean War Memorial. [Trib]
-> First District congressional candidate Donna McAleer argues that federal immigration reform would be an economic boon for the state. [Trib]
-> George Pyle asks what happens when religion picks your pocket or breaks your leg. [Trib]
-> Former Utah governor Olene Walker, former U.S. senator Bob Bennett and former state senator Scott Howell, co-chairs of the Utah Debate Commission, argue that regularly occurring candidate debates will help voters be more informed and help candidates explain their platforms to more voters. [Trib]
->Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb talk about some of the hot political contests up at the Hill. [DNews]
-> Former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett looks at some of the arguments for and against the Keystone pipeline. [DNews]
Weekend in review: Alright folks, the weekend's over, time to get back to the Hill. Today's schedule [Trib]
-> Some Republican lawmakers are skeptical of Gov. Gary Herbert's plan to help low-income Utahns get health insurance. [APviaHerald] [KUER] [Fox13]
-> Lawmakers are considering extending autism treatment programs that have greatly helped children, but unless they reach an agreement soon those programs will end in June. [Trib]
-> The Senate passed a bill requiring insurers to cover autism treatments. [Trib] [DNews]
-> Infertility is a condition that affects 15 percent of the population and legislation on the Hill would allow, but not require, insurance companies to cover treatments that can range from $7,000 to $15,000. [Trib]
-> Lawmakers have an extra $58 million to work with. [Trib] [DNews] [KUER]
-> The Senate moved to toward a final vote on a bill to allow voters to decide if the AG should be appointed by the governor rather than directly elected. [Herald]
-> Legislation to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes passed the House with an amendment the sponsor said removes key provisions of the proposal. [Trib] [KUER]
-> A House committee advanced a proposal to increase funding to improve STEM education in schools. [Trib]
-> Utah veterans have made an agreement with the VA to start back up weekly sweat lodge ceremonies, but they still want their leader back. [Trib]
-> Hill Air Force Base is a key stop for F-35 fighter jet maintenance and the base may be a place to save money on the upkeep costs of the plane. [Trib]
-> A Senate committee passed a bill allowing police to take DNA samples from those booked into jail suspected of felony charges. [DNews]
-> There are only nine days left in the legislative session as there is still a lot to do. [Herald]
-> Here are five hot issues to follow this week. [APviaTrib]
-> Lawmakers are considering three bill concerning sexual assault and schools. [DNews]
-> Rep. Jim Matheson talks about balancing family life and congressional duties. [DNews]
-> Tooele area residents shared their thoughts about a possible move of Stericycle's medical waste incinerator to remote Tooele County. [DNews]
-> The House passed legislation requiring cities and state agencies to designate a person to attend a yearly seminar on state's rights and become their go-to person on the issue. [Trib]
-> Sen. Deidre Henderson talks with Bryan Schott about the need for more women in politics. [UtahPolicy] Video of Henderson playing a lightning round. [UtahPolicy]
-> Lawmakers honored 19 fallen soldiers on Friday. [Trib] [DNews]
-> A Senate committee passed a bill to rename a section of SR 73 after fallen Utah County police officer Cory Wride. [Herald]
-> Dozens of local government agencies consistently are late to file reports to the State Auditor's office that allow tax payers to see how their money was spent. [Trib]
-> SLC Mayor Ralph Becker wants to sell 2.85 acres of opens space along the Sugar House Streetcar line. [Trib]
Nationally: The crisis in Ukraine will test if President Barack Obama's foreign policy strategy to use diplomacy over military might has increased America's power abroad or not. [WaPost]
-> Some big money donors are starting to put their money into groups where they can have more say where their money goes lessening the sway of political parties. [NYTimes]
-> Mitt Romney is not running for president in 2016 and the battle for his donors in already underway. Here are five potential candidates the donors are interested in. [WaPost]
Where are they?
Rep. Jason Chaffetz appears on Fox News in the morning and hits some Utah meetings.
Rep. Chris Stewart returns to Washington, votes and attends a AIPAC Policy Conference Leadership reception.
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox hits a Capitol Hill working group meeting and the Governor's Strategy Meeting.
President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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