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Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson and Senate President Stuart Adams issued a citation Thursday conveying their gratitude—on behalf of the legislature—for President Donald Trump’s policies and actions during his first term in office.

Utah Senate President Stuart Adams and House Speaker Brad Wilson sponsored a citation that expresses “appreciation and gratitude” for President Donald Trump on behalf of the Utah Legislature. The message is in response to U.S. Senator Mitt Romney’s vote to charge Trump with abuse of power during the recently concluded Senate impeachment trial.


Dozens of lawmakers fill the Utah House of Representatives chamber
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The 2020 general session of the Utah Legislature began Monday, with the repeal of the recently approved tax law hanging over legislators’ heads.

After preliminary counts showed the Utah tax reform referendum would be put to voters on the November ballot, the governor and state legislative leaders announced Thursday morning the tax bill will be fully repealed. 

State leaders announced in a press release Thursday that Senate Bill 2001, the tax bill the legislature passed in a December special session, will be fully repealed and ready for the governor’s signature by the end of next week.

Utah State Capitol
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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.