Emily Means

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The Outdoor Recreation industry brings in $12.3 billion annually to Utah’s economy. On Friday, industry representatives and state officials met at the Capitol to show support for more than 1,000 outdoor companies in the state. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

Utah voters approved all three citizen initiatives that were on the ballot in November; not a month later, the state Legislature replaced Proposition 2 with a different medical cannabis law. Now, state legislators have proposed bills to amend or repeal full Medicaid expansion, as approved by voters of Proposition 3. So, what’s the point of voting for ballot initiatives if the Legislature can just change them? KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

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By the third day of the 45-day legislative session, a bill to amend Medicaid as outlined by Proposition 3 is already making its way through the chambers of government. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

Utah state senators voted almost completely along party lines on the Senate floor Wednesday to advance a proposal adding enrollment caps and a work “effort” to Medicaid, with Woods Cross Republican Sen. Todd Weiler joining Democrats in voting against the measure.

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Park City community development staff presented the updated designs for the Woodside Park Phase 2 affordable housing development at the City Council meeting Tuesday. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

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Prior to the start of the legislative session, Park City Mayor Andy Beerman and Assistant City Manager Matt Dias met with Sen. Ron Winterton and Rep. Tim Quinn, Republicans representing Summit and Wasatch Counties, to discuss Park City’s priorities for the 45-day meeting at the Capitol. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

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The 2019 legislative session began Monday, and after nearly a fifth of legislators chose not to run for reelection last year, a new Speaker of the House has taken the reigns, setting the pace for the state House of Representatives. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

The annual meeting of lawmakers opened with bells, a prayer by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Apostle M. Russell Ballard and a high school chamber choir singing the national anthem.

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Hundreds of people rallied at the Utah Capitol Monday in support of Medicaid expansion, as outlined in Proposition 3, as well as in support of respecting the will of voters when it comes to ballot initiatives. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

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Representatives from Park City Municipal Corporation, Summit County and the Utah House Democrats met to reaffirm their commitment to the environment Sunday, in anticipation of the state legislative session.

About 30 people gathered at City Park for the event, which began with a prayer by a Navajo member of the activist organization SLC Air Protectors.

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The Park City Council approved the reappointment of Doug Thimm and the new appointment of Christin Van Dine to the Planning Commission Tuesday. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

Eight candidates applied for two vacant seats on the Park City Planning Commission, including Doug Thimm, who applied to keep the seat that’s he’s held since 2014. Thimm has resided in Park City for 18 years and has a background in architecture and planning.

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2018 saw a record number of overnight group bookings in Park City hotels, according to the Park City Chamber/Bureau. And what kind of legislation will the Chamber be keeping an eye on during the 2019 legislative session? KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

 

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