Class action suit against Washington County Water Conservancy
Attorneys in a class action suit sent notices this week to some 2,470 residents and businesses that may be entitled to refunds of new-development impact fees paid to the Washington County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD).
According to the class administrator, Craig Call of Anderson Call & Wilkinson, the notices explain a class action lawsuit against the WCWCD over impact fees assessed by WCWCD and paid by anyone who received a homebuilding permit or residential subdivision approval beginning in August 2012 through December 2017. More details for potential class members and contact information can be found at https://impactfeeclassaction.com. (Read More)
Romney serves Utah’s own Freshie’s Lobster Co. at lunch with colleagues
U.S. Senator Romney (R-UT) served Freshie’s Lobster Co. from Park City, Utah, at a lunch he hosted today for his fellow Republican senators. The menu included a charcuterie board of local meats and cheeses, lobster rolls, BBQ chicken sandwiches, clam chowder, Maine-iac salad, and grilled asparagus which were accompanied by lemonade, iced tea, and Arnold Palmers. The senators also enjoyed a dessert of blueberry and apple pies. Lorin Macri, founder and owner Freshie’s, flew in from Utah to serve the lobster rolls to the group.
Romney, colleagues introduce resolution to stop Administration from enforcing anti-Second Amendment pistol brace rule
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined Senators John Kennedy (R-LA), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and more than 40 Republican senators in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to prevent the Biden Administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from enforcing an anti-Second Amendment pistol brace rule.
The rule, titled Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached Stabilizing Braces, would reclassify pistols as short-barreled rifles if they have a stabilizing brace attachment, even though many disabled veterans and other Americans rely on these braces to use their firearms. Under this rule, otherwise lawful gun owners could face up to 10 years in jail and thousands of dollars in fines if they fail to register pistols with stabilizing braces with the ATF. If gun owners do not register their firearms, they would have to destroy the firearm, surrender their firearm to the ATF or remove the brace in such a way that it cannot be reattached. (Read More)
Gov. Cox issues executive order allowing state employees to use administrative leave for flood mitigation efforts
Gov. Spencer Cox has issued an executive order providing an optional eight hours of administrative leave for all state employees of executive branch agencies to support community flood responses.
Flood risks may persist throughout the upcoming months as snow melts and as Utah receives additional precipitation. In addition to the executive order, the Governor’s Office, Department of Public Safety and Division of Emergency Management have been working closely with city and county officials to make sure emergency plans are in place. (Read More)
Owens announces Casey Saxton as new District Director
Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) announced that Casey Saxton of Riverton, Utah, will serve as District Director starting March 27, 2023. Saxton joins Rep. Owens’ office after five years with the City of Riverton, where he served as Director of Communications and led the successful creation and implementation of public communications and community outreach programs. A graduate of Utah State University, Saxton holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and political science. (Read More)