Utah homeowners and industry have been looking for a way for years to make rooftop solar costs more predictable. Lawmakers are advancing legislation that provides stability that balances the impacts of a rapidly growing industry.
Salt Lake City’s summer Twilight Concert Series isn’t going away after all. The city announced last Fall that the yearly event would be canceled but now, with the help of a new business partner and more manageable venue, it’s back.
The non-profit research firm Utah Foundation released numbers today that break down education spending in the state. While the information isn’t entirely new, it’s an attempt to give the public and policymakers a clearer picture.
Teacher recruitment and retention is an ongoing battle for public schools in Utah. According to recent data nearly 50 percent of Utah teachers leave the classroom in the first five years. But outside of public schools there are some teaching jobs that never face a shortage.
Utah lawmakers have been pushing agencies to rely more and more on user fees instead of taxes. They say it’s only fair. But a bill backed by a Salt Lake City radioactive waste company would reverse that policy, shifting the cost of companies’ user fees to taxpayers.
A pair of bills aimed at strengthening Utah’s domestic violence laws are advancing at the Utah Legislature. They were prompted by the murder last June of Memorez Rackley and her six-year-old son, Jase.
This week, budget makers on Utah’s Capitol Hill will look at cutting millions of dollars from the Division of Juvenile Justice Services. It comes after a legislative audit showed division officials provided misleading information about their budget.
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski called for not one, but two tax increases in her 3rd annual State of the City address Wednesday night. The additional revenue would pay for big transportation, housing and infrastructure projects.