- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Supreme Court has once again rejected an appeal from a group fighting the relocation of the state prison in Draper.

The advocacy group Keep It In Draper argued it missed a filing deadline for their referendum petition because Gov. Gary Herbert had not yet signed a law the group wanted to overturn.

The court ruled Wednesday against the group.

Keep It In Draper hoped to block the prison move by asking voters to repeal a sales tax increase seen as a sweetener for local governments to accept a prison.

Stephanie Gricius, one of the sponsors of the effort, told the Deseret News (https://bit.ly/1Fj6imt ) that she’s disappointed with the high court’s ruling.

Lawmakers and the governor have already approved a site west of Salt Lake City’s airport to house the new prison.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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