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Lawmaker promotes bill with a bang

By | Posted - Feb. 10, 2011 at 11:02 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY -- What looked like the Fourth of July Thursday night was a lawmaker's attempt to make Utah's summer holidays more profitable.

Rep. Jim Dunnigan surprised a group of fire marshals with a grand firework display above the Capitol. But these weren't just any fireworks -- they were the illegal kind.

Dunnigan is sponsoring a bill that would allow retailers to sell fireworks like those sent into the sky Thursday, taking away the need to cross the border and buy them in Wyoming. He says the bang for our buck would boost Utah's economy this summer by $2.5 million.

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