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What to do with Utah's modest budget surplus?

The 2015 Legislative session started earlier this week. While the first day is always filled with the traditional swearing-in ceremony, this year the House paid special tribute to recently departed...

Guest Commentary

What to do with Utah's modest budget surplus?

The 2015 Legislative session started earlier this week. While the first day is always filled with the traditional swearing-in ceremony, this year the House paid...


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The issue that will shape the Legislative session

The 2015 Legislative Session is being shaped by a few large political issues that are expected to consume significant time and budget resources. In a short...


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Time for a tax increase for Education

Let’s raise taxes to fund education. I know this is a bold statement in Utah where we are expected to do much with little funding, but most polls show that...


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Privatized housing residents to feel 'BAH' pinch

Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing...


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A Republican opportunity to change America

Since the last mid-term elections a number of pundits have come forward with a curious prediction. They say that because of the greater number of Republicans...




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The EPA’s 'Carbon Rule' ignores nuclear power

Does it strike anyone else as odd that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electricity production...


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Five myths about Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney may not strike most people as a particularly enigmatic figure, but a lot of mythology has nonetheless grown up around his political career. We can...


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Dogged reservist behind win for ailing C-123 crewmen

Retired Air Force Reserve Maj. Wes Carter almost didn’t travel to Washington D.C. last week where, to his surprise, he heard an independent panel of...


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Time right for Utah wood burning ban

Governor Herbert recognizes the inversion problem in Utah, especially along the Wasatch Front, and is pushing for a ban on wood burning to heat homes (www....


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Stewart wants to take science out of the science board

Several weeks ago, Congressman Chris Stewart sponsored a bill to change the rules for appointing Science Advisory Board members. The advisory board is tasked with...


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What to do with Utah's modest budget surplus?

The 2015 Legislative session started earlier this week. While the first day is always filled with the traditional swearing-in ceremony, this year the House paid...