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  • Utah to seize own land from government, challenge federal dominance of Western states

    12/04/2014 12:37:49 PM PST · by george76 · 118 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Transfer of Public Lands Act’ demands Washington relinquish 31.2 million acres by Dec. 31. In three weeks, Utah intends to seize control of 31.2 million acres of its own land now under the control of the federal government. At least, that’s the plan. In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012 signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” which demands that Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents more than half of the state’s 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31. ... With the 2012 law, Utah placed itself on...
  • BREAKING: Utah Turns the Tables… Takes Land from Feds

    05/08/2014 1:33:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Capitalism Institute ^ | 5/7/2014 | MICHAEL CANTRELL
    With the Cliven Bundy story still fresh on the minds of many Americans, it’s a shock to see a state government turn the tides on the federal government by passing legislation that demands it hand over control of 30 million acres of land. It’s become commonplace to see news stories of the opposite phenomenon, as the federal government, working through the Bureau of Land Management, has time and again trampled on the private property rights of its citizens and claimed lands for itself. This is not the case in Utah. Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill earlier this year...
  • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Will Embrace Federal Gun Control Laws

    02/03/2013 8:46:12 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 February 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Utah Governor Gary Herbert Utah Governor's Office Phone: 801-538-1000 Toll Free: 800-705-2464 Open: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Utah Governor Gary Herbert criticized efforts to oppose federal firearms restrictions and declared that Utah will obey federal gun control laws. Utah Governor: "Utah Will Adhere to the Law" and Obey Federal Gun Laws The New American 03 February 2013 As courageous state legislators enlist in the fight to repel the federal government's assault on the Second Amendment, the governor of one western state is telling a liberty-minded state representative to stand down. Governor Gary Herbert of Utah recently called a pro-gun...
  • While Obama Seeks New Ideas, His Bureaucracy Stifles Them

    03/08/2011 6:59:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2011 | Byron York
    Nearly a year ago, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and his healthcare policy team came up with a simple way to save the state's Medicaid program a lot of money. Why not have Medicaid recipients and applicants handle their paperwork online? Using e-mail and a special website rather than paper, Herbert calculated, would save Utah about $6.3 million a year. "It seemed like a no-brainer to us," says the governor. The problem was, going paperless required a rules waiver from the Department of Health and Human Services. And that's where the idea ran into a brick wall. "We tried for eight...
  • Utah governor: Feds have no right to regulate guns in state

    02/27/2010 7:33:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 56 replies · 1,099+ views
    ksl.com ^ | 26 February, 2010 | John Daley
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert signed a controversial message bill about guns Friday after raising questions just a day before about its cost. His Democratic opponent calls it a mistake that could cost the state millions. It's called Senate Bill 11. It would exempt Utah from any federal regulations on firearms made and sold within the state. Thursday, the governor hinted he might veto the bill, due to questions about its constitutionality and the costs of potentially lengthy court fight. "I don't mind the message. I just don't want to end up having a million dollar cost attached...