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Report: Utah Could Afford To Manage Federal Lands

SALT LAKE CITY - Lawmakers will review a new report that says Utah could afford to manage about 30 million federally-controlled acres if the state somehow got control of that land.

Utah's Republican governor and legislators argue local officials would be better land managers. They passed a 2012 law demanding the federal government hand over the land by 2015.

Critics say the state has no legal claim to the land.

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