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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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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.

Utah governor wants to cut tax rate, add taxes on services

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday proposed adding new sales taxes on services while cutting the overall tax rate, part of a reform effort he said will be a “heavy lift” but is essential for the state’s economic future. Herbert outlined the idea as he […]

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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.

Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has harsh words for election officials in a county with long voting lines and uncounted ballots in a still-undecided Congressional race. Herbert said in a statement Thursday that Utah County is the “the epicenter of dysfunction” anytime glitches are reported on […]

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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.

Utah governor orders flags be flown at half-staff

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert is ordering that state and national flags in Utah be lowered to half-staff in respect for victims of the overnight shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. An announcement by Herbert’s office says the governor’s action is in coordination with a similar […]

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Utah seeks more influence over national forest management

Utah seeks more influence over national forest management

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is planning to ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture for permission to thin forests, clear out dead trees and do controlled burnings on protected areas that account for nearly half of national forest lands in the state. The Republican governor is […]

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Governor fills Utah House vacancy with Snider appointment

Governor fills Utah House vacancy with Snider appointment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed and sworn in Paradise farmer and former congressional aide Casey Snider to fill a Utah House vacancy created by the resignation of former Rep. Curt Webb, a fellow Republican. Herbert appointed Snider on Tuesday to serve the last few months […]

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Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church joined lawmakers, the governor and advocates to back a deal Thursday that would legalize medical marijuana in conservative Utah after months of fierce debate. The compromise comes as people prepare to vote in November on an insurgent medical marijuana ballot initiative that […]

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Utah governor declares emergency from storm

Utah governor declares emergency from storm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has declared a state of emergency in advance of potential flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa. The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a flash-flood watch for much of Utah as what remains of the storm moves across the state. Herbert says communities near […]

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