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The human health and economic costs of air pollution in Utah
A study published in 2020 by a cohort of scientists from Brigham Young University, the University of Utah and other institutions found that air pollution shortens life-expectancy in Utah on average by two years. The study, a compilation of data on the human health and economic impacts of pollution, reported that between 2,500 and 8,000
$75 million fund would provide loans for projects of three Utah “authorities”
(KCPW News) A newly-unveiled bill to create a $75 million fund to issue loans for projects related to the Utah Inland Port Authority – and two other quasi-governmental entities – cleared a senate committee on Monday morning. Layton Republican Sen. Jerry Stevenson’s SB243 would create a bank of funds to provide loans to cities, counties or others involved
Utah Senate passes bill that would fund 988 suicide hotline
On Friday, a bill that would create an account to fund use of the 988 suicide hotline passed its final vote in the Senate unanimously. Senate Bill 155 would create the Statewide Behavioral Health Crisis Response Account which could be funded through legislative appropriation or through private donation. The account would then be used for
Bill to tighten higher education harassment policy advances in Legislature.
(KCPW News) On Wednesday, a bill that would align Utah higher education harassment policy with the Supreme Court’s definition of harassment passed its initial vote in the Senate. The definition of harassment used in House Bill 159 comes from the 1999 Supreme Court case Davis Vs. Monroe County Board of Education, where the high court
Resolution commemorating 2020 election passes Utah House – after significant changes
(KCPW News) A resolution recognizing Utah’s clerks and election workers for their efforts during the 2020 election cleared the Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday, but not before language endorsing vote-by-mail and commemorating the security of the recent election was stripped out. House Concurrent Resolution 11, by Salt Lake Democratic Representative Joel Briscoe, sought
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