federalism

Public Lands
2:53 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Attorney General's Office Says Case For Federal Lands Transfer Needs More Time

Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, listens during a Commission on Federalism meeting
Brian Grimmett

Members of the Utah Legislature’s Commission on Federalism 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.

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Environment & Public Lands
3:47 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Utah Bill Lets State Get Tougher on Air Pollution Laws

Utah House lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow state-specific solutions to air pollution.

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.

“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.”

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Politics
2:13 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Congressman Chris Stewart Tells Legislature to Expect More Congressional Push Back Against Obamacare

Congressman Chris Stewart addresses the Utah Senate
Brian Grimmett

Republican Congressman Chris Stewart gave a report on his efforts in Washington D.C. to members of the House and Senate today.

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.

“I believe that we have enormous challenges and problems ahead of us, but most of those are best addressed at the state,” he said.

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