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Topic - Ken Ivory
The push for Utah to take control of millions of acres of federal public lands in the state has become a full-time campaign for one state lawmaker.
Behind the hoopla surrounding Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's standoff with the Bureau of Land Management is a growing resentment over the federal government's status as the largest landowner in the West.
In order to more effectively stand up to the federal government Utah officials should be required to learn about "sovereignty, supremacy and jurisdiction" first, a Republican lawmaker says.
Western lawmakers are stoking the flames of another Sagebrush Rebellion by moving to gain control of the federal lands within the states' borders.
Rep. Ken Ivory, a West Jordan Republican who's been leading the public lands push, said a newly formed legislative commission is expected to tackle those issues when they start meeting next month.
Some political observers say Ivory's activities amount to lobbying in other states, but Ivory told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1jZwhT9) that he's not a lobbyist because he advocates for a general principle rather than specific legislation.