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Utah lawmakers say they may have to make cuts, even though they're expecting a big budget surplus. Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer over the summer. The Trump administration is eyeing a narrowly targeted military strike against North Korea.
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Utah lawmakers expect the state to see a big budget surplus next year, but most of that extra money is already spoken for. In fact, legislative leaders say they'll start $21 million in the hole, which means they may have to make cuts [Utah Policy].
Sources close to Mitt Romney say the former GOP presidential nominee was treated successfully for prostate cancer over the summer. This is significant since Romney is reportedly mulling a bid for U.S. Senate this year [Utah Policy].
GOP sources tell us Rep. Dan McCay is seriously eyeing a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Orrin Hatch. McCay told us "no comment" when we asked him about it [Utah Policy].
Legislators are seriously considering a couple of tax reforms that will boost Utah's school funding, but they won't come close to the amount of money that will be going into education under a proposed ballot initiative [Utah Policy].
Tax cuts on the federal level could mean some Utah taxpayers will see a bigger state tax bill in 2018. We explain [Utah Policy].
|Utah lawmakers will see a big budget surplus in 2018, but will start $21 million in the hole|
So, will Utah State government get windfalls of upwards of $150 million from the federal Republicans' tax reform?...
|McCay reportedly eyeing U.S. Senate run in 2018|
Several Utah Republicans tell UtahPolicy.com that Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, is gearing up for a U.S. Senate run, possibly against Mitt Romney....
|Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer over the summer|
Mitt Romney, the former GOP presidential nominee who is currently mulling a bid for Utah's open U.S. Senate seat, was treated for prostate cancer over this summer according to multiple reports....
|Utah taxpayers could see a slight increase in state taxes because of federal tax overhaul|
So, what does the Republicans' federal tax reform mean to your Utah State personal income tax?...
|Lawmakers considering tax reforms to boost school funding, but they still won't raise as much as proposed ballot initiative|
Two legislative property tax "reforms" that could bring in more than $700 million into public schools over the next decade is, as of now, not enough to stop the Our Schools Now citizen initiative....
|2018 Utah candidate tracker - Congress|
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|2018 Utah candidate tracker - Utah Senate|
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|2018 Utah candidate tracker - Utah House|
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|Governor lowers flags in memory of Thomas S. Monson|
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|Fox Files: 'Service'|
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