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Some Lawmakers Don't Want Session to Start on M.L.K. Jr. Day

Some Lawmakers Don't Want Session to Start on M.L.K. Jr. Day



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Some Utah lawmakers say the 2005 legislative session shouldn't start today on Martin Luther King, Junior Day.

Incoming Representative Mark Wheatley and another freshman Latino lawmaker, Ross Romero say they'd rather the session didn't start today on a federal and state holiday.

Wheatley say the state constitutional requirement that states the session has to start on the third Monday in January -- should be changed.

However, the lawmaker say he's looking forward to commemorating King's dream of a colorblind society today at a brief ceremony.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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