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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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Utah Legislature passes requirement for online sales tax

Utah Legislature passes requirement for online sales tax

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation forcing online companies to collect sales tax beginning in 2019, although much of the new revenue has already been earmarked for a tax break for manufacturers. The vote in a special Legislative session came roughly one month after the […]

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Utah lawmakers approve changes to proposed shipping hub

Utah lawmakers approve changes to proposed shipping hub

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Legislature has approved changes to a proposed shipping hub in Salt Lake City despite opposition from some local officials. Lawmakers voted in a special session Wednesday to pass changes unveiled by Republican Gov. Gary Herbert earlier this week. The changes shrink the size […]

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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 lawmakers called for special session over shipping hub

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling the Legislature into a special session to approve revisions for a planned massive shipping hub in Salt Lake City. Herbert said at a press conference Monday that lawmakers will return to the Capitol Wednesday to vote on the plan, […]

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Online sales tax decision could give Utah another $60M

Online sales tax decision could give Utah another $60M

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah could collect another $60 million in online sales tax revenue after a key U.S. Supreme Court decision, but most of that money is expected go to an already promised tax break for manufacturers, officials said Thursday. The revenue would come on top of about […]

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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents oppose banning handguns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

The Latest: Utah commission releases safety recommendations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Utah efforts to stop school shootings (all times local): 1:09 p.m. A coalition of Utah officials are recommending the state create a waiting period for people wanting to buy guns, require background checks on all firearm sales and make it easier to […]

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Utah Facebook facility eligible for additional tax breaks

Utah Facebook facility eligible for additional tax breaks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Facebook could receive an additional $5.8 million in sales tax breaks on a new data center planned for Utah. Sales tax incentives for the nearly 1-million-square-foot facility would be on top of $150 million in property tax breaks approved by Utah County in May. The […]

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The Utah House is shown on the floor Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt lake City. House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart has named the nine House lawmakers including Seelig, who will serve on the special committee investigating allegations surrounding Attorney General John Swallow. Lockhart announced the members Wednesday after lawmakers convened in a special session. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Deep-red Utah pushes reform to parole, probation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deeply conservative Utah has become a focal point for an effort to reduce the number of people on probation and parole. State corrections leaders and the chief prosecutor of Utah’s most populous county signed on to a national push this month encouraging officials to use […]

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Herbert open to gun reform, criticizes NRA tactics

Herbert open to gun reform, criticizes NRA tactics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he is open to changing the state’s gun laws as one of other strategies to prevent violence at schools. The Republican said at his monthly televised news conference at KUED Thursday that he is not a member of the National […]

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Official says Utah lawmakers need to tweak state tax laws

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state tax official says lawmakers should meet in a special session this summer to stave off a higher tax bill that some Utah families could face next year. Utah Tax Commission Chairman John Valentine said Tuesday at a conference of the Utah Taxpayers Association […]

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