House OKs $1.72M tax break to nuclear waste disposal company via 2KUTV.com

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s House of Representatives has approved giving a $1.72 million tax break ever year to a Utah-based nuclear waste disposal company.

The tax break comes as Utah’s governor has called on lawmakers to scale back tax breaks.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions was the largest single donor to lawmakers last year, giving $67,700 to 43 lawmakers.

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The fees normally go toward education. Knotwell’s bill would money from elsewhere in the budget to make up for the cut.

EnergySolutions spokesman Mark Walker did not respond to an emailed message seeking comment.

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