Amanda DeBard

Four-Day Workweek Grows on Utahns

By: - February 2, 2009

The U.S. Postal Service has suggested cutting one day of mail delivery a week. Now California is about to shut state offices every other Friday. In Utah, the nation’s biggest experiment in shrinking the government workweek already is under way – with encouraging results. Surprisingly, the pluses aren’t exactly what Utah envisioned in August when […]

War Veterans Benefit From New State Laws

By: - December 31, 2008

Some war veterans in Oklahoma will no longer pay property taxes and others in New York will have an advantage in getting civil service jobs under new provisions that take effect in 2009. Veterans in California, meanwhile, have had help buying a home since November, under a new law there. Voters in each of these […]

Salt Prices Put States in a Pinch

By: - November 12, 2008

Cold-weather states across the country will need hundreds of thousands of tons of salt to keep roads and highways safe this winter. But prices are running two and three times higher than last year, forcing some states and municipalities to make do with less. Road maintenance crews used a near-record 20.3 million tons of road […]