HB 148 http://kuer.org en New Legislators Ready for Session http://kuer.org/post/new-legislators-ready-session <p>The Utah legislature opens its general session on Monday with a lot of new faces. &nbsp;21 out of 75 members of the Utah House of Representatives are serving their first terms, along with 4 out of the 29 members of the state Senate. &nbsp;Republicans still far outnumber Democrats. &nbsp;In fact, there are only 14 Democrats left in the House. &nbsp;But among those new Republican members, there could be a few more moderate voices. &nbsp;KUER's Dan Bammes&nbsp;spoke to a couple of new members of the House from Utah County.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:40:00 +0000 Dan Bammes 24168 at http://kuer.org New Legislators Ready for Session Utah Priorities Project: Taxes & Spending http://kuer.org/post/utah-priorities-project-taxes-spending <p></p><p>When Utah’s economy was roaring along in the middle of the decade, then-Governor Jon Huntsman and legislative leaders were looking for ways to reduce the burden of taxes on Utah’s economy.&nbsp; It seemed as though there was plenty of new money to raise pay for teachers, build new roads and expand the reach of social services.</p><p></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:25:43 +0000 Dan Bammes 19382 at http://kuer.org Utah Priorities Project: Taxes & Spending Petition Asks Governor to End Push to Control Federal Land http://kuer.org/post/petition-asks-governor-end-push-control-federal-land <p>A petition with more than five thousand signatures demanding an end to Utah's attempt to take control of federal lands was delivered Wednesday to Governor Gary Herbert's office. &nbsp;The effort was led by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and supported by activists like Dwight Butler of Wasatch Touring. &nbsp;He says the federal government is taking good care of its land right now.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:01:40 +0000 Dan Bammes 18173 at http://kuer.org Petition Asks Governor to End Push to Control Federal Land