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The Utah Education Association was pleased with the results for schools from this year’s legislative session, but UEA’s president says there are always areas to work for improvement.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill funded education to the tune of nearly $5.6 billion, increased the WPU by four percent, and have funded the Teacher Student Success Act to an amount approaching $100 million.

Still UEA President Heidi Matthews, a Park City resident, said there are three areas where they always strive for improvement.

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After working so hard on an initiative that would have brought as much as $700 million of new money into Utah's schools through the Our Schools Now ballot initiative, it wasn't easy for the Utah Education Association to back down and work out a compromise with state lawmakers. But now Heidi Matthews, UEA's president, calls the outcome "monumental."  Leslie Thatcher has more:

On June 6th, business leaders and classroom teachers filed the Teacher and Student Success Act with the Lt. Governor’s office.  This launches a ballot initiative to raise taxes to raise per pupil school funding. Carolyn Murray has more:

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The Utah Education Association President lives in Park City and after a year in the role, she’s still confident they’ll find ways to improve all of Utah’s school districts.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Park City teacher Heidi Matthews is one of three candidates running to become president of the Utah Education Association. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong about the County Fair, Epic Pass sales tax and transportation planning. Park City Teacher Heidi Matthews talks about her campaign as a candidate for President of the Utah Education Association and Paul Murphy and Chad Ambrose with Rocky Mountain Power explain why the utility company is asking the Public Service Commission for a surcharge on those with rooftop solar.