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Sunday Edition: Eliminating the family child tax exemption

By Richard Piatt | Posted - Sep 22nd, 2013 @ 9:09am

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SALT LAKE CITY — In this Sunday Edition, a closer look at a plan to raise money for schools by eliminating the family child tax exemption. Plus, Lt. Gov. Bell is stepping down from office; we'll discuss the list of possible replacements. Also, Doug Wright weighs in on the expansion of the 80 mph zone.

Segment 1

Senator Pat Jones is planning on sponsoring a bill that would raise $400 million in new, ongoing funding for Utah's public schools — but at the cost of an income tax exemption that benefits large families. Richard Piatt discussed the proposal with Sen. Jones and Royce Van Tassell from the Utah Taxpayers Association.

Segment 2

With the news that Lt. Governor Greg Bell is stepping down, speculation is rampant about who might replace him. Richard Piatt discussed the list of possible replacements with political reporters Dennis Romboy and Lisa Riley Roche from the Deseret News.

A tiny nation you may never have heard of could be on the verge of shaking up the economy of northeastern Utah. What that nation's leaders have planned could mean thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in investment and mountains of environmental controversy. Science & Nature Specialist John Hollenhorst explains in this I-N Report.

Segment 3

If you like putting the pedal to the metal and hitting 80 miles an hour, you're now legal on some stretches of rural Utah highway. 290 miles of road will now have the 80 miles per hour speed limit. It seems like a good fit for our own Doug Wright, who's been out cruising in his vintage truck to show you how it's done.

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