SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators say the exact additional infrastructure costs for the new state prison were left off the $550 million cost estimate that lawmakers initially offered. Huntsville Republican Rep. Gage Froerer said on Tuesday that they knew from the start that they would need extra money for road upgrades and other infrastructure needs, but didn't know the exact amount until after picking the Salt Lake City location.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says he is encouraged that legislators are scrutinizing the state's tax policies and says a Republican plan to replace President Barack Obama's health care law is a starting point. Legislators on Monday night decided not to raise Utah's sales tax on groceries and instead said they plan to do a deep dive on Utah's tax policies this summer.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The family of a northern Utah teenage girl who was shot twice in the head says she's making progress as she continues to battle for her life. The family of Deserae Turner said Tuesday in a statement that the 14-year-old has been moved to a neuro trauma unit and is set for surgery and extensive rehabilitation. Authorities say she was shot last month by two teenagers who lured her with the promise of selling her a knife.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition of commercial fishing groups has filed a lawsuit to challenge the creation of a national monument off the coast of New England. President Barack Obama created the monument in September using executive authority under the Antiquities Act. Fishing groups filed their lawsuit Tuesday in federal court.