Petersen plans to be more involved in 2015 legislative session

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<span>The 2015 session of the Utah Legislature will be opening in a few weeks and Logan Mayor Craig Petersen says he plans to spend more time there than he did in 2014.</span>

<span>On KVNU’s monthly “Speak to the Mayor” program, Petersen said he feels we have a great set of local legislators and they are responsive to local government but he said sometimes it can be, “out of sight out of mind” and the lawmakers view an issue from the state’s perspective rather than the localities.</span>

<span>”For example, there are a series of what’s referred to as boutique sales taxes. The road tax is one of them,” Petersen said. “The restaurant and RAPZ tax is another.</span>

<span>”I know there is criticism of those on the part of the legislature and a desire to fold those into a single tax. But those are important to us. If they are to be changed I at least on a voice at the table on that.”</span>

<span>Petersen said transportation issues are likely to occupy a lot of time this year and the League of Cities and Towns plans to be involved.</span>

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