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Coalition of Utah business leaders speak against changing non-compete laws

SALT LAKE CITY — A group of business leaders gathered at the Utah State Capitol Wednesday to tell lawmakers they are not happy.

Free Enterprise Utah is a coalition of business owners and leaders who want to keep Utah’s non-compete laws the way they are. 158 more words


Bill to exempt hygiene items like tampons from sales tax in Utah stalls in committee

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Lawmakers have stalled a bill that would have made diapers, tampons and other hygiene products exempt from sales tax.

Utah Representative Susan Duckworth, D-Magna, wants to make it so many hygiene products don’t have a sales tax because she says the products are a necessity for many. 308 more words


Utah lawmakers hear heated debate on proposal to change what doctors tell patients after an abortion

SALT LAKE CITY — Several people lined up on Capitol Hill Friday afternoon to give compelling public comment on a bill that would change what physicians are required to tell patients who get an abortion. 428 more words


The politics of pollution in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has been successful at reducing the number of red air days during the winter season when high pressure forces air to stagnate in valleys along the Wasatch Front and in the Cache Valley. 627 more words


Proposed bill would lower minimum age for concealed carry permit in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers are looking at dropping the minimum age to carry a concealed weapon in Utah.

A proposed bill would drop the minimum age from 21 to 18 years old, and the bill’s sponsor says this would benefit college students especially. 427 more words


What would you choose? Utah lawmaker wants to designate a state work of art

SALT LAKE CITY — What do the sego lily, the seagull, and the Browning M1911 automatic pistol have in common?

They are, respectively, the Utah state flower, the state bird, and the state firearm. 199 more words


Typo changes Utah politicians from donkeys to cats

SALT LAKE CITY – A typo has changed a group of Utah politicians from donkeys to cats.

Things began with a typo in a headline, which caught the attention of Utah House Democrats. 266 more words