Children http://kuer.org en Proposal to Eliminate Personal Tax Exemptions Could Net Utah Schools $400 Million http://kuer.org/post/proposal-eliminate-personal-tax-exemptions-could-net-utah-schools-400-million <p>Democratic State Senator Pat Jones is working on legislation that would eliminate the Utah personal tax exemption given to those who claim someone in their home as a dependent.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:52:44 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34501 at http://kuer.org Proposal to Eliminate Personal Tax Exemptions Could Net Utah Schools $400 Million Bill Banning Smoking in Cars with Children Sparks Debate http://kuer.org/post/bill-banning-smoking-cars-children-sparks-debate <p>After considerable debate Monday, the state House of Representatives approved legislation making it illegal for Utah drivers to smoke in their cars if they have a child as a passenger. The debate centered not around the effects of second hand smoke, but on the role of government in our lives.</p><p>The bill would make it a secondary offense to smoke while driving with someone under 16 years old. Democratic sponsor Patrice Arent argued that it’s lawmakers’ responsibility to protect children from harm.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:56:25 +0000 Andrea Smardon 24912 at http://kuer.org Bill Banning Smoking in Cars with Children Sparks Debate Number of Utah Children in Poverty Up to 141,000 http://kuer.org/post/number-utah-children-poverty-141000 <p>Child Poverty in Utah is on the rise according to the latest information released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:56:14 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22573 at http://kuer.org Number of Utah Children in Poverty Up to 141,000 KUER News Pod: Wednesday October 10, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-october-10-2012 Our Series on the Utah Priorities Project breaks into the top three, Utah Lawmakers announce a new plan to tackle child poverty, and the state names a new President at Weber State University. <br/> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F62940482&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:38:42 +0000 Brian Grimmett 19494 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday October 10, 2012