Utah Legislature

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:

Utah Legislature, le.utah.gov

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:

senate.utah.gov

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.

Saving Open Space Is Years In The Making

Aug 25, 2017
Photo Courtesy of Charlie Lansche-Images

The Park City Rotary Club just granted Professional Citizen of the Year Award to two Land Conservation Directors who were instrumental in the successful Bonanza Flat Open Space acquisition. It’s taken a couple of decades of focus and commitment.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Three Midway Women Running For Mayor

Jul 31, 2017
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In a state where only 20 women serve in the 104-member-Legislature, it’s unique to have a small, rural town like Midway, produce three female candidates for mayor.  Because only two names can be on the general election ballot, a primary will happen in just two weeks.  Carolyn Murray has more.  

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