Some of the hot-button issues at the Utah legislature include education funding, gas taxes, and discrimination against the LGBT community. Rep. Kraig Powell discussed those with KPCW on Friday. Rick Brough has more.
House Rep. Kraig Powell says that this year's Legislature could be quite a ride. He told KPCW this week that a record number of bills have been submitted, but there's also a record low amount of time for them to be considered. Rick Brough has more.
Next month, the Utah Education Interim committee will consider a bill that would raise $400,000,000 to provide ongoing funding for Utah schools by eliminating a tax exemption that favors large families. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.
With efforts to do something about Utah's dirty air falling on deaf ears, state representative Kraig Powell hopes bringing in a conservative republican to tell how it can be done in a way other republicans can relate to will change Utah policy. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.
Next month, the Utah Education Interim Committee will consider a bill that would raise 400 million dollars and provide ongoing funding for Utah schools by eliminating a tax exemption that favors large families. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.
Park City's representative to the Utah House, Kraig Powell, says it's very disappointing that the legislature had to convene last week to consider corruption allegations against John Swallow, the state's top law enforcement official. Rick Brough has more.
Amid all the bills introduced during the 45 day session, the most important mission of the Utah legislature is to adopt a budget for next fiscal year. But as KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports, it’s becoming clear that it won’t be easy to do this year.