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Audit questions long-term viability of state pension fund

Retirement benefits for Utah's public employees could be in jeopardy without increased contributions from the state to make up for an overly optimistic rate of return... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2013

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State revenue projections down from $300 million to $264 million, lawmakers told

The latest state revenue estimates show growth in tax collections is expected to fall from $300 million to $264 million in the coming budget year, lawmakers learned... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2013

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Bell, Swallow investigations test the public trust

With abuse of power allegations surfacing against Lt. Gov. Greg Bell this week, two top Utah elected officials now find themselves under federal investigation. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2013

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Bill banning enforcement of federal gun laws 'stuck in limbo'

A controversial bill intended to bar federal gun laws from being enforced in Utah was held by the House Judiciary Committee Friday after a second day of hearings. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2013

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Lawmakers warn new tax collection numbers may be misleading

New revenue numbers released Tuesday suggest the state may be doing better economically than expected, but legislative leaders warned that the good news is misleading. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2013

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Legislative forecast: Smoggy with gathering storms over guns, money, ethics

As legislators return to the capitol Tuesday, the lack of clean air has emerged as a top-of-mind issue as the real legislative work begins. Lawmakers typically spend... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2013

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