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Citizen group will appeal ruling on initiative

Citizen group will appeal ruling on initiative



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The citizen-driven Right to Vote committee will appeal a 6th District Court ruling that took a referendum off the November ballot.

An attorney for Right to Vote says he'll ask the Utah Supreme Court to overturn the judge's decision on Proposition 1. Jeff Owens says he's hoping for an expedited decision by justices.

Owens says RTV will seek a special election if the appeal is granted but its too late for the November election.

Proposition 1 would give Sevier County voters a say on a proposal to build a coal-fired power plant near Sigurd.

Citizens sought the referendum as part of a squabble with county officials over land-use ordinances for the 300-acre power-plant site.

A judge said the referendum doesn't comply with a new state law that prohibits initiatives on changes to land-use ordinances.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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