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Utah lawmakers racked up results but not on tax reform during the 2019 Legislature

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Mar 15, 2019 1:00 AM 1+ mon ago

Utah lawmakers racked up results  but not on tax reform during the 2019 Legislature

House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, smiles and gives a thumbs up as a bill is read in the right order on the final night of the 2019 Legislature at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Lawmakers took on tough tasks during a legislative session that ended an hour earlier than expected Thursday night, and racked up results on big issues, including limiting Medicaid expansion and enshrining hate crime penalties.

By the start of the third week of the 45-day session, a scaled-back replacement for the full Medicaid expansion approved by voters last November had been signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert despite protests from faith leaders and others.

Under the direction of new leaders in the House and Senate, the Legislature's Republican supermajority shifted its focus to tax reform, but the bill that ...

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