About 350 state legislators from around the country are coming to Utah Thursday and Friday for a regional meeting of the National Council of State Legislatures.

During this week's two-day conference, Friday state lawmakers will be discussing education, crime, reapportionment, storage of high-level nuclear waste, fiscal responsibility and a host of other items.While meetings of state and local officials usually mean a lot of side trips and banquets, this regional meeting of NCSL has few national celebrities involved. The leading speaker is Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, who addresses a morning breakfast meeting instead of a traditional big luncheon because lawmakers are eating box lunches as they travel to outlying areas for inspections or conducting working luncheon meetings, the agenda shows.