Politics
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah radioactive waste bill passes; veto by Gov. Gary Herbert appears unlikely
A nuclear waste watchdog group is calling on Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a bill dealing with depleted uranium, a form of radioactive waste. The measure passed the House on a vote of 50-20 Friday morning and awaits his signature.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Water reform bills sail through committee
Three bills that propose to reform key provisions in areas of Utah's water law received approval Friday from the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Quality Committee. One measure requires voter approval to amend the constitution.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Big Utah budget surplus 'too good to be true,' could mean no tax cut, lawmakers say
Projections of a $1.3 billion budget surplus turned out to be "too good to be true," Senate President Stuart Adams said Friday, shortly before new revenues estimates were scheduled to be announced.