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Lawmakers Consider Changes to Bicycle Traffic Laws

(KCPW News)[AUDIO AFTER BREAK] Utah cyclists might soon be able to legally run through stop signs and red lights. House Bill 58 would allow people on bicycles to treat stop signs like yield signs, and to stop and look both ways before proceeding through a red light. Currently, cyclists are required to follow vehicle rules […]

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Lawmaker Requests $2 Million to Sue California Over Coal Fee

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Mike Noel says California’s preference for renewable energy represents a war on Utah coal. KCPW’s Roger McDonough reports. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.2MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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ABU Update: Efforts to Upend (Some) Ballot Initiatives Stall

Chase Thomas from Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for an update from the 2018 Utah Legislative Session. Today, they revisit the efforts by lawmakers to try to pass legislation to head off specific citizen ballot initiatives. But bills addressing medical marijuana and state election law have hit snags on Utah’s capitol […]

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Bill to thwart 2014 elections compromise fails

The Utah House of Representatives rejected a bill that would undermine a contentious compromise over elections on Thursday. House Bill 68 would have given political parties the power to decide whether candidates could take a “single path” or “dual path” to the ballot. Senate Bill 54, a law from 2014, allowed candidates to collect signatures […]

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Claiming National Monuments Success, Nonprofit Seeks $500,000 from Lawmakers

(KCPW News) The Foundation for Integrated Resource Management (FIRM) is again requesting $500,000 from the state of Utah to fund its legal and policy work. [AUDIO AFTER BREAK] During a legislative appropriations meeting on Tuesday, Box Elder County Commissioner and FIRM Board Chair Stan Summers said the organization could take some credit for a number […]

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