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Utah lawmakers split over special session to address firework ban

Utah lawmakers are at odds about whether to hold a special session in order to grant local control over fireworks as the July holidays approach and as the state continues to face extreme drought conditions.The back-and-forth over which level of government has the authority to ban fireworks ...

Mitt Romney introduces bill to create federal wildfire commission

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is calling for the creation of a wildfire commission that would review federal wildfire policy and make recommendations to Congress.Romney introduced the Wildfire Mitigation and Management Commission Act of 2021 on Friday at a press conference in Draper. Standing ...

Utah lawmakers say no to full fireworks ban, despite drought

SALT LAKE CITY — Republican state leaders are not currently planning to seek an all-out fireworks ban.Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers <a href="https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/utah-legislative-leaders-wont-back-all-out-fireworks-ban" ...

Cox’s aim to ban fireworks fizzles in legislature

During Gov. Spencer Cox’s monthly press conference on Thursday, Cox touched on his want to ban fireworks statewide, his lack of authority to do so, the Legislature not wanting to tighten restrictions, and how easy it is to spark a fire in the current drought conditions.The governor reportedly ...