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3/6/12: Controlling Utah's Public Land

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By Doug Fabrizio

3/6/12: Controlling Utah's Public Lands

Salt Lake City, Utah – The Utah House passed a suite of bills last week that would put control of public land in the hands of the state. Some 64% of Utah is managed by the federal government and that's land state lawmakers contend was promised to Utah when it became a state. Proponents argue this is a chance to increase revenue for schools, but critics say it's an unrealistic effort that would violate the Constitution. Tuesday, we're talking about public land - who should own it and what should be done with it.

  • Listen to Dan Bammes' Public Lands Story from KUER
  • Read Robert Gehrke's article Utah fires up new Sagebrush Rebellion in Saturday's Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Read Ken Ivory's House Bill 148

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