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Stakeholders from the Our Schools Now initiative met with Gov. Gary Herbert today at Meadowbrook Elementary School in Bountiful. They were there for a ceremonial signing of the legislative compromise to bring more money to public schools in Utah. But the deal isn’t finalized.

Erik Neumann / KUER

Ballot initiative organizers in Utah have just a week left to collect signatures to try to get their proposals in next November’s election. Some of the proposed initiatives are close. Others have a long way to go.

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The Utah Legislature passed a last-minute deal to let voters decide on a gas tax hike. The 10-cents-per-gallon increase would funnel additional money into education and roads.

Austen Diamond / KUER

State lawmakers unveiled a funding compromise Tuesday that could sidestep a ballot initiative to raise money for schools.

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The non-profit research firm Utah Foundation released numbers today that break down education spending in the state. While the information isn’t entirely new, it’s an attempt to give the public and policymakers a clearer picture.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


A new group is launching a ballot initiative to create an independent commission aimed at reforming the way Utah draws its electoral boundaries.