News: Lawmakers Approve $53 Million for California Port

Judy Fahys
KUER 90.1
March 10, 2016

Almost half of the revenue generated from mineral mining on federal lands comes back to Utah. It’s typically used to build community centers and roads in the rural counties where the mining’s done. But lawmakers want to use the money now to transport Utah products into foreign markets.

State lawmakers approved plans Thursday to spend $53 million dollars of those mineral lease funds on a California port as a way to give Utah’s coal country a helping hand.

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