Preparing for the Utah Legislature

Starting today and through the legislative session, I’ll be providing local headlines on Utah legislative news, in addition to any commentary I provide on various issues.

Legislature News – today and from December, 2006

Deseret News
New year brings tax cuts, smoking restrictions

Attacks escalate on flat tax plan
$10.7 billion record Utah budget:Huntsman’s plan for next year calls for $100 million tax cut
English bill aims to boost class time: Students, parents would learn language together
Huntsman’s spending plan receives plenty of praise

Salt Lake Tribune
Tax break would ease tuition bite

Congestion thickens –
New solutions sought for west-side traffic: Critics say officials dropped the ball many years ago on a freeway system connecting the east and west

Bill calls for tips on at-risk drivers: A senator wants to make reports confidential to avoid family squabbles
Higher tolls for busy roads?
Plan would add a surcharge for some crowded stretches

Lawmakers pen wish lists:
Pet projects, large and small, will fill the Capitol hopper on Jan. 15

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