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Lawmakers taking microscope to state budget

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 31 2014 - 10:24am

SALT LAKE CITY - State lawmakers hope spending a week putting the state's existing budget under a microscope, will result in millions in savings.Taking a different tact, all committee meetings the first week of the Legislature's 45-day session have been appropriations groups, taking a closer exam of base budgets --or the budgets currently in place...

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Josh Romney to serve on state economic development board

Jan 8 2014 - 9:17am

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Governor's Office of Economic Development has announced the addition of Margaret Lasecke-Jacobs and Josh Romney to the Economic Development Board. Both Margaret and Josh will bring new perspectives and experience to the board that will enrich the sound counsel offered to GOED.

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Governor’s Office tells Utah agencies to comply with same-sex marriage ruling

Dec 24 2013 - 6:52pm

SALT LAKE CITY - The Governor's Office sent the following email to Cabinet Members today in regards to issues stemming from the recent federal court rulings on Amendment 3 to the Utah State Constitution: 

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Solve minimum-wage, Utah state officials’ salary dilemmas in one fell swoop

Don Porter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 22 2013 - 9:19am

During this holiday season, I'm a humor columnist who's thankful for the Gift That Never Stops Giving: Utah's very own state government."But, Don," you would doubtless ask, "how do you narrow it down to one joke, given the wide array from which to choose when regarding Beehive State government shenanigans?"

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Utah auditor says state depends too much on federal money

The Associated Press
Dec 8 2013 - 8:26am

SALT LAKE CITY -- A new report from Utah's state auditor warns officials about the state's reliance on federal money in light of recent budget battles in Washington, D.C.

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Syracuse resident named as Herbert's communication chief

Dec 5 2013 - 5:56pm

SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary Herbert has named Marty Carpenter, a Syracuse resident and graduate of Weber State University,  to his senior staff as director of communication. 

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Utah public safety communications network could cost $140 million to build

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Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 14 2013 - 6:44am

SALT LAKE CITY -- A plan to build a communications network facilitating the interface of public safety agencies throughout the state could cost as much as $140 million to implement, one official claims.

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State launches new alert system for wood burning restrictions

Utah Division of Air Quality

Nov 1 2013 - 9:05am

SALT LAKE CITY - The Division of Air Quality has unveiled its new air quality alert system, in conjunction with the start of its seasonal wood burn control program, which runs until March 1, 2014.

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