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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.

A bill that would require bystanders to emergencies to call 911 failed in the Utah House of Representatives Wednesday. 

This is the third year House Minority Leader Brian King has sponsored House Bill 104, Responsibilities in an Emergency. The bill would make it a class B misdemeanor if individuals failed to call 911 in an emergency.

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The 2020 legislative session starts in two weeks, where Utah’s lawmakers will create and amend laws that impact every Utahn. An upcoming event seeks to connect Park City-area residents with their legislators and learn more about the lawmaking process.

Action Utah, a non-partisan community advocacy organization, will host a legislative preview Wednesday evening. Action Utah Executive Director Andrea Himoff hopes the event empowers Utahns to engage in the state political process.

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A group of Utahns is trying to put a citizen referendum on the November ballot, to overturn the tax bill the state legislature recently passed in a December special session. 

Park City resident Tom Horton has been politically active in Utah since the 1970s, canvassing and fundraising for issues and candidates. Now, he’s gathering signatures for a referendum to undo the Utah legislature’s tax overhaul.

The Utah Legislature recently passed a sweeping overhaul of the state tax system during a special session earlier in December. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law shortly after. Two Summit County legislators give their take on the bill.

On today's show host Carolyn Murray speaks with Utah Represenatives Tim Quinn and Brian King about the tax overhaul bill that was just passed in a special session and signed by the Governor in December. Moe Hickey with Voices for Utah Children and Ciriac Alverez policy analyst talk about the increases in DACA application renewals and their concerns for it's future in 2020.

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The state legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force met for five hours Tuesday to debate tax reform policy recommendations and take public comment. 

The co-chairs of the state legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force have recommended removing the constitutional requirement to spend income tax revenue only on public education funding as one way to address the state’s tax revenue imbalance. 

House Minority Leader Brian King, a Democrat who represents part of Summit County, says there are many other options to address tax reform beside giving up the constitutional earmark on income tax for education.

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As the Legislature’s tax reform task force tours the state, without making a stop along the Wasatch Back, the Utah House Democrats have also been hosting their own town halls to hear from the public what they’d like to see in the state’s tax restructuring efforts.

Soon after the legislative session ended this spring, House Democrats launched a series of public meetings to engage Utahns in the tax reform discussion. District 28 Rep. Brian King feels the public didn’t know why the State was talking about tax reform and how it would impact them.

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. CEO of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation Colin Hilton has details on this week's Anti-Gala, the new athlete housing and reaction to the choice of Milan for the 2026 Olympics. State Representative Brian King talks Tuesday’s  Town Hall he is hosting in Wasatch County to discuss the tax reform bill HB 441. Park City Council member Steve Joyce with a recap of last night's meeting and Park City Olympian Ted Ligety talks about his rebound from injuries,  this past season, and a look ahead to next season.

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District 54 Rep. Tim Quinn’s House Bill 441, which would have amended state tax law, had people wondering why, with a $1.1 billion surplus, low unemployment levels and consistent job growth in the state, tax reform is even necessary. 

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After the ballot initiatives to create a medical cannabis program and expand Medicaid were replaced by legislators, voters wonder what the Utah Legislature has in store for Proposition 4, the ballot initiative that establishes an independent redistricting commission. 

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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 November election saw three citizen initiatives qualify for the ballot, with all of them garnering enough votes to become state law. But the Utah legislature’s replacement of the medical cannabis law outlined in Prop 2 has some voters wondering what’s the point in voting for those initiatives if they can be augmented by the legislature. House Minority Leader Brian King thinks voters can likely expect alterations to the other two initiatives in the future. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

On today’s program, Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson gives an update on plans to install high transmission power lines through the Heber Valley, what’s next now that voters have approved open space funds and the budget impacts of losing the resort cities sales tax as of last January. State Rep. Brian King – who represents a portion of Summit County -  discusses what to expect from the upcoming legislative session that starts January 28th.

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