4:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Proposal to Eliminate Personal Tax Exemptions Could Net Utah Schools $400 Million

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.

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Public Safety
10:56 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Bill Banning Smoking in Cars with Children Sparks Debate

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.

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.  

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KUER Local News
2:56 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Number of Utah Children in Poverty Up to 141,000

U.S. Census Bureau

Child Poverty in Utah is on the rise according to the latest information released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.

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KUER Local News
12:38 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

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.