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Utah legislative session ending after beer, Medicaid deals

Utah legislative session ending after beer, Medicaid deals

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers were set Thursday to end their annual legislative session after scaling back a voter-approved Medicaid expansion, passing a long-awaited update to the state’s hate crimes law and reaching a deal to increase the alcohol level in beer. Measures on other hot-button issues failed […]

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Utah leaders postpone sweeping tax reform after backlash

Utah leaders postpone sweeping tax reform after backlash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah leaders postponed a plan Thursday that would have made sweeping changes to the state’s tax system after a backlash from businesses and other groups. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said lawmakers will study the complicated issue over the coming months and likely return in a […]

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Gov. Herbert calls some gay conversion therapy ‘barbaric’

Gov. Herbert calls some gay conversion therapy ‘barbaric’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that he backs a legislative push to ban some types of gay conversion therapy that he called “barbaric” but added that defining what constitutes conversion therapy is vital. “How we define conversion probably is the key issue there, but some […]

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Advocates urge governor to veto waste classification bill

Advocates urge governor to veto waste classification bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Environmentalists are urging Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to veto legislation that could open the way for a nuclear waste services company to store depleted uranium in the state. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the measure that has cleared the state Legislature specifies for the radioactivity of waste […]

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Gov. Herbert calls for bigger tax cut in State of the State

Gov. Herbert calls for bigger tax cut in State of the State

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert increased his tax-cut proposal to $225 million on Wednesday as he pressed his call to restructure the tax system by putting new taxes on services, a project he called the state’s No. 1 priority. The Republican governor gave his 10th State […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

On tax-cut plan, governor says don’t get hung up on numbers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Gov. Gary Herbert says people shouldn’t get “hung up on the numbers” when talking about differing proposals for a tax cut. Herbert told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he’s glad to see many lawmakers agree that Utah needs to tax more services as […]

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Governor: Gender changes should be allowed on documents

Governor: Gender changes should be allowed on documents

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that people who want to change their gender on public documents should have a process to do it. His comment runs counter to a lawmaker’s proposal that would block transgender and other people from making changes to birth certificates. […]

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Governor pitches plan to tax more services, cut overall rate

Governor pitches plan to tax more services, cut overall rate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is pitching his plan of adding new sales taxes while cutting the overall rate, an issue that could be contentious during the upcoming legislative session. Herbert told the Utah Taxpayers Association on Monday that economic changes have significantly narrowed the sales […]

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State moves to expand, preserve Utah’s Tabby wildlife area

State moves to expand, preserve Utah’s Tabby wildlife area

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wildlife officials want to expand and preserve the undeveloped area surrounding Utah’s Tabby Mountain. However, Utah’s School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, which oversees the nearly 44-square-mile (114-square-kilometer) block of land, has held out for top dollar, rejecting a previous $40 million offer from the […]

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Lawmakers agree to end legal fight over UTA board member

Lawmakers agree to end legal fight over UTA board member

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah County Commission and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert agreed to end their legal fight. The Deseret News reports the commission voted Monday to put forth a new nominee to the Utah Transit Authority’s new board. Herbert later Monday accepted the nomination, and county leaders promised to […]

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