Utah Legislature

Brian Gorum Senate District 26

The primary election season is upon us, with three candidates running for Utah Senate District 26 on the Republican ballot. A resident of Vernal is one of those interested in serving the sprawling and diverse area that includes the five counties from the northeastern part of the state. Carolyn Murray has this:  

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A Park City resident is on the Republican Primary ballot for Senate District 26.  The district is huge and includes Summit and Wasatch Counties along with three Uintah Basin counties.   Kevin Van Tassell, a resident of Vernal, is retiring after 12 years serving in the state senate.  There are some unusual characteristics of this upcoming primary election.   Carolyn Murray has this:

The Utah legislature recently defunded the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund, which has helped preserve open space in the state for 20 years. Wendy Fisher, executive director of Utah Open Lands, is not quite sure why this happened. Rick Brough has more on this:

The 2018 candidate filing window closes at the end of business on Thursday.  Two contenders have filed for the State Senate seat being vacated by Kevin Van Tassell (R-District 26).  Jack Rubin, who lives in Park City, is one of them.  Rick Brough reports:

The recently concluded Utah legislative session had some good news for Summit County... and some bad news, as well.  On some issues, the county still has questions, as Rick Brough tells us:

Utah House Representative, Tim Quinn

After some tough lobbying on Park City's behalf by Rep. Tim Quinn (R-District 54), the Utah House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly voted down a bill that would have outlawed Park City's plastic bag ban.  Leslie Thatcher tells the story:

With the 2018 Utah legislative session drawing to a close, the fortunate lawmakers on Capitol Hill are looking at a surplus of more than $500 million. Rich Brough has more on this weeks' report from Brian Schott, managing editor of UtahPolicy.com:

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After serving three terms on Capitol Hill, Utah State Senator Kevin Van Tassell has decided to call it a day. Last week he chatted with KPCW's Rick Brough about his twelve years as a state senator and his plans for retirement.  Here's the story:

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Heading into his last session at the State Capitol, retiring Senator Kevin Van Tassell says the legislature will continue to pour new money in education programs for Utah students.  Rich Brough has the story:

Park City's representatives in the Utah House says he's introducing a bill to modify the governmental practice of taking land for public purpose - what's called eminent domains. Rick Brough has more.

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