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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 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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State Capital Building of Utah.

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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State Capital Building of Utah.

Utah teens convince lawmakers to recognize climate change

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A group of Utah teenagers has convinced state lawmakers to adopt a resolution that recognizes the consequences of climate change and encourages the reduction of emissions. Seven of the students met with Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday for a ceremonial signing of the resolution, the […]

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Push against underage marriage in US coming to Utah

Push against underage marriage in US coming to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A push against underage marriage in the U.S. is coming to Utah, where a lawmaker wants to raise the legal marriage age to 18 to prevent girls from being pressured into the unions associated with higher poverty and lower education rates. Rep. Angela Romero says […]

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Free-range parenting law among hundreds taking effect

Free-range parenting law among hundreds taking effect

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of new Utah laws are going into effect governing alcohol signs, medical marijuana and first-in-the-nation protections for hands-off parenting. Tuesday is the trigger for most of the more than 500 laws passed by the Utah Legislature this year, 60 days after the end of […]

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