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What ‘Land Grab’? Transferred Lands Will Stay Public

On March 11, 2016

By Matthew Anderson, Senior Policy Fellow Oil and gas wells dotting every inch of our national parks. Cattle running rampant, tearing up scenic landscapes, and leaving no forage for wildlife. Your family’s favorite summer camping spot being sold off to the highest bidder. This is the picture that extremist environmental groups have painted of the […]

Legislative Watch: Utah’s HB.276

On March 3, 2016

HB.276 Utah Public Land Management Act   Utah’s HB.276, sponsored by Rep. Mike Noel, creates a state led force to steward lands currently owned by the Bureau of Land Management. The federal government owns more than 30 million acres in Utah and opposition to state management believe local control will lead to privatization or the […]

Release: Utah Lawmaker Will Lead Effort to “Free The Lands”

On February 11, 2016

KEN IVORY JOINS FEDERALISM IN ACTION Utah Lawmaker Will Lead Effort to “Free The Lands” CHARLESTON, SC – Federalism In Action is pleased to announce that Utah State Representative Ken Ivory has joined the non-partisan public policy organization as the director of the “Free The Lands” project. “We are excited to welcome Rep. Ken Ivory as […]

Free The Lands: Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Legal Analysis

On December 12, 2015

Legal Analysis – Executive Summary (Executive Summary excerpted from the UT TPL Legal Analysis. Click here for the full Legal Analysis and here the bios of the Legal Team.)  Summary of Conclusion Our task is to evaluate alternative legal theories that Utah may use in court to attempt to gain ownership or control of the public lands within its […]

For a Healthy Utah Economy, Say No to Medicaid Expansion

On August 17, 2015

J. Scott Moody | State Budget Solutions Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, might in theory sound like a no-brainer. Its advocates claim that expanding Medicaid would come at no cost to Utah taxpayers — at least during its first three years of implementation. In the real world, however, there […]

Top 3 Local: Gov. Pence Says ‘No Thanks’ to Federal Dollars

On October 17, 2014

It’s finally Friday! Make sure you check out our latest installment of Federalism in Action’s Top 3 Local blog series. If this is your first time visiting our site, every Friday we find the top 3 stories that exemplify local people making local decisions across the country. We provide you with the best examples of […]

Top 3 Local: #NeverForget

On September 12, 2014

Happy Friday! It’s the end of another week which also means it’s time for a new installment Federalism in Action’s Top 3 Local. If this is your first time visiting, every Friday we collect the top 3 stories that exemplify local people making local decisions across the country. We provide you with the best examples […]

New FIA Study finds expanding Medicaid will hurt Utah families

On September 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2014 CONTACT: Brian Jodice (202)681-3423 media@statebudgetsolutions.com Study finds expanding Medicaid will hurt Utah families  Governor Herbert’s expansion plan lowers incomes and costs jobs in the Beehive state A new study finds that Utah families will be adversely affected by Governor Gary Herbert’s plan to expand Medicaid in the state. According […]

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