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Editorial updates: Payroll tax, county auditor, Vaclav Havel ...

Published December 23, 2011 2:32 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Wednesday, we told Congress to extend the payroll tax cut.

Today, it did.

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Last Friday, we said that Salt Lake County Auditor Greg Hawkins had no cause to sue over the decision by the County Council to move his budget-writing functions over to the county mayor's office.

Thursday, the Utah Supreme Court ruled that, Hawkins may have a case, but not enough of one to justify any immediate order to void the council's decision.

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Thursday, we mourned the loss of Czech leader Vaclav Havel.

Today, world leaders past and present gathered for his funeral.