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Utah cancels partial Medicaid request after expansion passes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials are asking the federal government to cancel their request for a limited Medicaid expansion with a work requirement after voters approved a full expansion. Utah Department of Health spokeswoman Kolbi Young says the state has asked federal Medicaid officials to indefinitely suspend consideration […]

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Utah lawmakers seek valuation of federal lands in state

Utah lawmakers seek valuation of federal lands in state

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers want to get a valuation of federal lands in the state so they can deliver a bill to the U.S government to show how much revenue the lands could generate if they were privately owned. The Legislative Management Committee is meeting Tuesday to […]

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Utah House speaker assures Democrats of not blocking Prop 2

Utah House speaker assures Democrats of not blocking Prop 2

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, is telling skeptical Democrats that an agreement reached between Mormon leaders, lawmakers and marijuana proponents wasn’t done to sabotage the medical marijuana ballot initiative. Unlike Proposition 2, which would legalize medical marijuana for individuals in Utah with qualifying medical […]

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Listen to Interviews with candidates for Utah’s House District 70

Listen to Interviews with candidates for Utah’s House District 70

Incumbent Carl R. Albrecht and Robert Greenberg are running in the general election for Utah House of Representatives District 70. Both men visited with Robert Lovell and Aimee Cobabe on KSVC’s Morning Talk on Tuesday Morning. Albrecht was elected in 2016 and lives in Richfield. Robert Greenberg lives in Moab.

Lawmakers mull new state park at downsized Grand Staircase

Lawmakers mull new state park at downsized Grand Staircase

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some Utah legislators are proposing creating a state park within the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reported Sunday that lawmakers could petition the U.S. Department of Interior to set aside land for recreation. Under the federal Recreation and Public Purposes Act, the […]

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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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Audit: Regents not adequately controlling Utah tuition hikes

Audit: Regents not adequately controlling Utah tuition hikes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A recent audit says the board that controls tuition hikes at the Utah’s eight public colleges and universities is not adequately doing its job. A report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor General released Monday says tuition has increased by nearly $132 million over […]

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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’s new alcohol rules limit stores to 2 beer displays

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Grocery and convenience stores in Utah that are already limited to selling only lower alcohol beer will face additional restrictions intended to curb excessive in-store advertising and consumer confusion. New rules that were buried in a massive liquor overhaul bill that passed last year will […]

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Utah Legislature makes tax credit for large families

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers have approved a tax change they say will help protect large families who might otherwise be adversely impacted by federal tax reform. Supporters said the $30 million tax credit approved during a special Legislative session Wednesday would not entirely make up for the […]

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