Tag: Deseret

Proposal would step up Utah’s game on teleworking during bad air days

Pedestrians cross 300 West in Salt Lake City with smog visible in the background in 2015. A bill working its way through the state Capitol would step up Utah’s game on teleworking during bad air days. | Ravell Call, Deseret News Unhealthy pollution, bad weather could mean work from...

Utah legislative leaders announce $100 million tax cut package

The Capitol in Salt Lake City is pictured in 2020. Lawmakers announced Monday their plans to reduce taxes for a targeted section of Utahns as they work to finalize budgets with two weeks left in the legislative session. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Utah legislative...

Utahn biological fathers are financially responsible for the pregnancy

The Capitol in Salt Lake City is pictured on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — If paternity can be verified, biological fathers may be on the hook if the biological mother seeks payment for the medical costs associated with pregnancy and delivery...

New poll shows fewer Utahns saying ‘no’ to getting vaccinated

Andrea Culp, left, gives George Conover, of Sandy, a COVID-19 vaccination at the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News Vast majority of Utahns think distribution of doses is fair SALT LAKE CITY — Just 12% of Utahns insist they’re...

Prosecutors defend Utah bail reform as lawmakers eye changes

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill answers questions during a press briefing at the district attorney’s office building in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Gill says Utah’s 2020 bail reform has changed things for the better in the state’s most populous county. | Steve Griffin,...