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Open Space Advocates Looking to Future

Open Space Advocates Looking to Future

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah open space proponents say it's a little too early to make plans after being disappointed in the election last week.

Initiative One was voted down by a ten-point margin despite a well-financed campaign for the so-called open spaces initiative. Two bills designed to address the issue were also rebuffed in the Legislature in the last few years.

State Representative Ralph Becker says he and his fellow open spaces advocates can learn from the most recent campaign. He says it's clear there is tremendous support for the idea of open space, but voters aren't willing to take on a sales tax increase for it.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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