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2023 Utah Legislative Session down to final two days

Mar 2, 2023, 3:00 PM | Updated: 5:06 pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- HB2001 passed unanimously in Utah's House of Representatives and with a close vot...

Member of Utah’s legislative body wait to listen to Utah Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant give the state of the judiciary speech in the House of Representatives during the first day of the 2023 legislative session at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY–It’s crunch time on Capitol Hill as the Utah 2023 Legislative Session enters its second to last day.

Utah House Majority Leader, Rep. Mike Shultz, R-Hooper, told KSL at Night one of the biggest highlights during the Utah 2023 Legislative Session has been tax cuts.

 

“We did a total combined $800 million in tax reductions,” Shultz said. “I have a bill on the calendar… that drops the gas tax by two cents.”

Shultz also said housing is an issue they need to address during the 2023 Legislative Session.

“We’ve got to figure out a way to help our kids and grandkids get into houses,” Shultz said. And there is one bill that could help first-time home buyers with funds to buy newly constructed houses.

Other bills to keep an eye on in the final two days of this session include:

 

 

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2023 Utah Legislative Session down to final two days