Category Archives: Regulation

City regulations cut into homeowners’ options

Tweet   My husband and I had windows replaced in our basement the other day – all but two windows. Why leave them out? Because, according to the window-replacement company, if you replace basement windows – no matter the age … Continue reading

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‘Smart growth’: not so smart

Tweet   For years, advocates on the left have pushed for state and local government to pursue policies that they like to call “smart growth.” In Utah, advocates have coined the term “quality growth,” but both approaches boil down to … Continue reading

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Should Utah eliminate safety and emissions tests?

Tweet   Representative John Dougall (R-Dist. 27) wants to pass a bill in the 2012 legislative session that would eliminate safety inspections entirely and loosen requirements for emissions testing. He argues that these requirements are unnecessary for many cars and … Continue reading

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