Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service

Project Prologue

Introduction

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Telecommunications

In his State of the State address in the 1995 general session of the state legislature, Governor Leavitt encouraged change and innovation in the telecommunications industry. mu legend power leveling Jordan Galaxy Nike Free Run Womens Shoes Buty Asics Damskie Nike Air Max 2017 Heren zwart The governor’s vision was to develop and exploit the “information superhighway” to enhance education, healthcare, and commerce. mu legend zen Adidas Scarpe Uomo New Balance 247 damskie Adidas Ultra Boost Donna Nike Air Max nike air max pas cher In response to the governor’s challenge, Representative Marty Stephens sponsored H.B. Nike Air Max 2016 Goedkoop 364, the Telecommunications Reform Act, which fundamentally changed regulation of telecommunications in Utah. Nike Air Yeezy nike air max 1 hombre Nike Air Max 2017 Asics Gel Nimbus 17 damskie The proposal was sweeping and required significant compromise from industry, regulators, consumer advocates, and policymakers. legend zen for sale Cam Newton Air Jordan 6 Donna Minnesota Timberwolves For the first time, Utah law allowed competitors to enter local urban markets to provide wireline services to Utah customers and mapped a course for U.S. hogan scarpes outlet Matt Holliday Jersey Nike Air Max 2016 Homme ROSHE RUN West, the incumbent (more…)

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Natural Gas

HB 320 in 2000 General Session eliminated the Committee of Consumer Services.

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Electricity

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Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service