The bark beetle has created a blight on the forests across the state. The hands off policies that have been used in forest management has created a problem that extends to the forests statewide. Proactive land management is an important tool to keeping our forests healthy.
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Growing restrictions on oil and gas extraction creates higher prices at the pump and drives the industries that would come to Utah to pursue areas that don’t have the restrictions.
TRCC tax or the restaurant tax is a small tax added when people eat out at restaurants. The funds are used to make improvements to the community to bring more people in from outside the area. Some groups have argued that the tax is unconstitutional. The counties argue that it is an important funding source for the counties to make improvements to the area that will attract people to visit the community.
When counties house state inmates that are sentenced directly to county jails the counties are left to pick up the bill. In the 2012 legislative session the counties are asking for a part of the current beer tax as a dedicated fund for Condition of Probation funding.
In the near future I would like to produce some more stories on County Government Offices and functions. Please let me know if your county would be interested in participating and who I should contact.