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Legislature gives lip service to local control, micromanages Salt Lake City

Local control is the preferred dangling modifier this time of year for state legislators. While Utah’s governing majority can’t say enough about local control when the subject is the state’s relationship with the federal government, that all changes when municipalities are concerned. Johnny Anderson, a Republican from Taylorsville, has proposed a bill that continues the long tradition of micromanaging municipalities. Last

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The rhetoric of local control in Utah state legislature

It is not uncommon to see the Utah State legislature rail against the federal government with the demand that control should come from local governments. Yet in many cases, their view of local control only extends to the Utah State Capitol and not farther down the line to cities and counties across the state. There have

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