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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert unveils his wish list today for Utah's roughly $14 billion budget. The Republican governor's proposal comes days after state officials announced the state would have an extra $560 million to spend next year. Herbert's budget proposal will serve as a jumping off point for state lawmakers who meet for their annual session in January and set the budget.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman drew a rare elk hunting permit, but she still spent four days in jail with her family for illegally shooting an elk. The Herald Journal reports that a conservation officer says Jennifer Goring and her family had strayed far outside the permitted unit in northeast Utah when they shot a trophy bull elk in September 2014.
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — States with large military bases are filling what is traditionally the federal government's role by picking up the tab for construction and repairs, saying they can't afford not to. One of them is construction of a new gate at Hill Air Force Base, with a cost of $5 million in state money. The number of states willing to spend money to fix infrastructure in military facilities has increased steadily in the past five years.
SOUTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Police say a Layton man who ran over a toddler in his pickup truck had been denied a driver's license due to his eyesight. The Standard-Examiner reports a probable cause affidavit says Aaron Burlison, who is charged with manslaughter in the child's July death, had his left eye closed due to a failed cornea transplant. Little Lexie Smith was struck in an apartment complex parking lot in South Ogden and died.
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