Things to know: Utah governor's take on bills headed his way
By MICHELLE L. PRICE and HALLIE GOLDEN
Feb. 18, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As the Utah Legislature heads into the second half of the 2017 session, lawmakers are doubling down on efforts to get their bills through both chambers.
But the final say will ultimately go to Utah Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, who can opt to veto bills if he doesn't agree with them.
Herbert told The Associated Press that he's going to scrutinize proposals that create new tax credits and exemptions and cut the state out of a chance to collect more revenue.
The governor also weighed in on calls for a constitutional convention of the states, saying he worries it wouldn't be focused on a particular amendment to the U.S. Constitution but could leave long-held, important constitutional protections up for change or removal.