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Legislature supports public-lands transfer with ‘what next’ bills

The Utah Legislature adjourned this month with a nice package of bills to support the state’s Transfer of Public Lands (TPLA) initiative. Since they’ve already passed a bill demanding transfer, the next step is to address what happens to the … Continue reading

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Feds broke a promise to Utah on land ownership

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. When the Utah Legislature passed the Transfer of Public Lands Act (TPLA) in the 2012 general session, it did so for good … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: “backwater” – Utah public lands bill or “extreme” environmentalism?

Today, a legislative committee received an update on the state’s progress in implementing H.B. 148, a bill passed this year with the goal of giving Utah greater access to its public lands in order to maintain state autonomy and increase … Continue reading

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Taking back Utah's public lands

Governor Gary Herbert has signed HB 148, a bill aimed at restoring public lands to Utah for the benefit of public schools throughout the state. Watch this video report to learn more about what this bill would mean for Utah; … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: reclaiming Utah’s public lands

On Tuesday, four bills that could help Utah reclaim its public lands from the federal government passed a House committee. Representative Ken Ivory, sponsor of HB 148, explains more about his bill in this video: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxlKavwwrc4 What do you think? … Continue reading

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Keep all 43 state parks open? Here’s how

  Do Utahns really want all 43 of the current state parks to stay open? Can state parks be managed better? If so, how? What happens if state parks lose some of their state subsidy? These and other similar questions … Continue reading

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