NEWS: House votes to give $1.7M tax break annually to EnergySolutions — Utah’s top donor to lawmakers

Lee Davidson
Salt Lake Tribune
February 6th, 2018

While Gov. Gary Herbert repeatedly calls for axing the long list of tax breaks that the state gives to a variety of industries, the Utah House voted Monday to give a $1.72 million annual tax break to the EnergySolutions radioactive waste company.

That brought protests from one environmental group and many House Democrats, but GOP supporters said EnergySolutions needs that help to survive in an industry that is becoming more competitive.

House members voted 61-11 to pass HB169, and sent it to the Senate.

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