Chase Thomas

Press Release: 2019 Legislative Progress Report Shows Poor Progress From Utah Legislators

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Alliance for a Better Utah released their annual Legislative Scorecard today, this year under a new name: Legislative Progress Report. As a whole, the House and Senate both averaged a C grade. “The process of scoring votes is …

Commentary: Utah’s new hate crimes law is a complicated victory

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert proudly signed Utah’s new hate crime bill into law. It was a legislative effort that stalled for a number of years, but grew wings after the infamous attack at Lopez Tires, where a man brutally beat an 18-year-old and …

Capitol Reef National Park

The Sky is Falling

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This morning while reading the newspaper, I ran across a letter to the editor that caught my attention. It was from Evelyn Scott in Draper, talking about her conservative ideology informs her personal approach to addressing climate change and her views on the Green New Deal. She believes that climate …

Press Release: 78,000 Utahns Left Out On First Day Of Medicaid Enrollment

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to the first day of Medicaid enrollment following implementation of limited Medicaid expansion, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “Thanks to the hard work of advocates, activists, and …

Health care advocates say Utah’s limited Medicaid plan, now open for enrollment, leaves tens of thousands without coverage

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Leonard Bagalwa, a Congolese immigrant who helps Utahns find health insurance through federal programs, said he was excited when voters approved Proposition 3 last year, believing it would mean Medicaid coverage for his family beginning …

Wasted time

Sitting on the deep green plushy seats in the House gallery on one of my first days of the 2019 session, I remember coming to the Capitol as a child and how extravagant that room seemed at the time. I hear a Representative request a “personal privilege” from the Speaker, …

RADIOACTIVE: MARCH 26, 2019

This interview originally appeared on KRCL. Listen to the radio segment here. Katie Matheson of Alliance for a Better Utah and Christine Stenquist of TRUCE talked about the work they do to help people get involved in local politics.  March 27: People Before Politics: Elections 101, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. …

Press Release: Senators Lee and Romney must support making Mueller report public

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, news broke that Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation has been delivered to Attorney General Barr. A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would require that the Mueller investigation be made public, …

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