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Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Advocates for low-income Utahns protest restoring sales tax on food
Advocates for low-income Utahns urged state lawmakers Thursday to find more money for education and other programs but avoid an "unfair and unjustifiable" tax increase on those who are already struggling.
Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy
Mike Groll, AP
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market.
Bill to raise state income taxes on big earners fails to advance
A bill that would boost the income tax rate from 5 percent to 7 percent on Utahns earning more than $250,000 failed to advance in the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee Wednesday.