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State Gov’t Officials Advocate for Public Lands Transfer

(KCPW News) Last week, Utah legislators hosted a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands,” with representatives from many Western states. Late on Friday afternoon, those lawmakers held a joint press conference to publicly voice their support for a state takeover of federally-managed public lands. But how likely is it that any public lands […]

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Herbert: No ‘Deal-Breakers’ in Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) Fresh off a trip to Washington DC this week, Governor Gary Herbert held a press conference on Wednesday to offer some updates on his alternative plan to Medicaid expansion. Did Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius give the Governor’s “Healthy Utah” plan her OK? Or is it back to the drawing board […]

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Cannabis Oil Bill Nears Passage

(KCPW News) On Tuesday, the Utah legislature came a step closer to approving the legal use of a cannabis-based medication. The medication is used to help suppress brain-damaging seizures endured by epileptic children. The marijuana-based oil is low in THC, the hallucinogenic chemical found in some forms of cannabis. Still, this has been a very […]

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Senate Medicaid Plan Might Be Stuck in House

(KCPW News) A Senate proposal to partially expand Medicaid in Utah is moving on to the House after earning the approval of the full Senate. But with the House pushing a plan of its own, the Senate’s plan may be dead on arrival. KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham has the latest. Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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No iPads for Utah Students Next Year: Legislature Kills One-to-One Bill

(KCPW News) House Speaker Becky Lockhart has withdrawn her signature one-to-one initiative to inundate Utah classrooms with laptops and tablet computers. The bill died over the weekend during a budget dispute between the House and Senate. Lockhart was asking for $200 million in the first year of the program, but the Senate initially offered only $26 […]

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