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Because of COVID-19, coronavirus, the republican primary in Utah will be done exclusively via mail-in ballots.
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It’s been four years since Republican Val Potter was elected to the Utah House of Representatives. For the first time since then, he is facing a Republican opponent in a primary race for Utah’s third house seat — Mike Petersen

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As Utah’s population increases, so do the housing prices. Senate Bill 39 is part of an effort to help more Utahns access housing.

Ongoing Funding For Utah's ROI Program

Feb 26, 2020
Women codiing, Rural Online Initiative training program funding helps Utahns in remote areas gain skills to work from home.
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At a time when general fund money is stretched thin, House Representative Val Potter said ongoing funding will be used to continue to grow the Rural Online Initiative program

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Monday was the first day of 2020 Utah’s Legislative Session and House Speaker Brad Wilson set education spending, making higher education more accessible and addressing state transportation needs as some of his legislative priorities. 

 

Macey's allows volunteers to gather signatures to repeal tax reform changes, such as increased tax on food items.
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Almost immediately after the tax reform bill passed during a special legislative session and was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert in December, everyday citizens — like Michele Alder of North Logan — jumped into action. 

Aspen tree grove with wildfire of orange flames and dark smoke.
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In August 2013, the Millville Fire consumed over 3,000 acres of state, private and federal land in Cache County, Utah. It was the last big fire in the area, and foresters and legislators hope it stays that way.

Local lawmakers discuss funding for the homeless as they prepare for the final week of the session
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When Logan City Mayor Holly Daines first learned about House Bill 462 for homeless services she began researching how an annual tax for low-income or homeless programs would impact her city.

“We are watching that bill,” Daines said.

Republican Representative Steve Eliason is sponsoring the bill that would give the state the ability to tax cities that don’t have programs for their homeless population.