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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Legislative leaders are abandoning plans to pass a last-minute proposal raising the sales tax on food and lowering the overall sales tax rate. Greg Hartley, chief of staff for House Speaker Greg Hughes, said in a text message Monday night that legislators decided not to move forward with the proposal this session.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Senate has passed a plan to borrow up to $1 billion through bonds to pay for highway projects. The Senate on Monday evening approved the measure, which borrows the $1 billion over four years.
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man who fell to his death while hiking in Zion National Park in southern Utah was a 45-year-old father of two from Florida. Park spokesman John Marciano said Monday in a news release that Tate Ryan Volino is survived by his wife and two sons, ages 13 and 15. He lived in Osprey, Florida. His body was found Friday morning by other visitors. It is believed he fell from a high elevation, maybe from the Angels Landing Trail.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart is backing President Donald Trump's revised travel ban while Sen. Mike Lee is giving it a more lukewarm review. Stewart said in a statement Monday that the new order temporarily stopping all refugees and banning new visas for citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries helps keep citizens safe. Lee says he agrees that national security is the top priority but also is proud of Utah's proud tradition of welcoming refugees.
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