federalism http://kuer.org en Attorney General's Office Says Case For Federal Lands Transfer Needs More Time http://kuer.org/post/attorney-generals-office-says-case-federal-lands-transfer-needs-more-time <p>Members of the <a href="http://le.utah.gov/asp/interim/Commit.asp?Year=2014&amp;Com=SPECOF" target="_blank">Utah Legislature’s Commission on Federalism</a> received an update from the Attorney General’s office Tuesday on the viability of a case demanding the transfer of federal public lands to state control.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:53:07 +0000 Brian Grimmett 47273 at http://kuer.org Attorney General's Office Says Case For Federal Lands Transfer Needs More Time Utah Bill Lets State Get Tougher on Air Pollution Laws http://kuer.org/post/utah-bill-lets-state-get-tougher-air-pollution-laws <p></p><p></p><p>Utah House lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow state-specific solutions to air pollution.</p><p>Republican Rep. Becky Edwards, R- North Salt Lake, has a bill to loosen a law that prevents state environmental rules from being stricter than federal ones. She says Utah knows how to clean up its air better than the federal government does.</p><p>“HB121 allows for local control to address our local needs,” says Edwards. “This is another example of how states are more effective and do things better than the federal one-size-fits all solutions.”</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:47:02 +0000 Judy Fahys 42597 at http://kuer.org Congressman Chris Stewart Tells Legislature to Expect More Congressional Push Back Against Obamacare http://kuer.org/post/congressman-chris-stewart-tells-legislature-expect-more-congressional-push-back-against <p>Republican <a href="http://stewart.house.gov/" target="_blank">Congressman Chris Stewart</a> gave a report on his efforts in Washington D.C. to members of the House and Senate today.</p><p>He told members of the Senate that he believes in the true idea of federalism, and advocated for a shift in power from his job in Washington to the Utah Legislature.</p><p>“I believe that we have enormous challenges and problems ahead of us, but most of those are best addressed at the state,” he said.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:13:11 +0000 Brian Grimmett 42317 at http://kuer.org Congressman Chris Stewart Tells Legislature to Expect More Congressional Push Back Against Obamacare