Chase Thomas

Sen. Mike Lee decries impeachment managers’ ‘theatrics’ as Trump trial opens

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee complained about House Democrats’ “theatrics” as opening arguments began Wednesday in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump “They’re behaving a bit as a teenager might when they’re losing …

Job Opening: Temporary Political Coordinator

Better Utah is seeking a full-time political coordinator dedicated to supporting our mission and work. At this time, the position is temporary through the November 2020 election season, but could possibly become a permanent position based on future funding.  The political coordinator is responsible for the overall success and growth …

Special interests provided 93.5% of donations to Utah legislators last year

This story first appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. You can find it in its entirety here. Utah’s legislators didn’t need to raise much campaign money in 2019, since it was not an election year for them. They still amassed plenty — and special interest groups supplied 93.5% of it, …

Constructive tension

Here we are again–another Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A day for Americans to share his quotes on social media; a day off of work for those who work in certain industries; a day to rest. And yes, for many people, it’s a day to remember long enough to post …

Press Release: Better Utah responds to full Medicaid expansion announcement

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Department of Health announced today that the state received approval to implement one of its fallback Medicaid expansion plans from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This expansion will expand Medicaid eligibility to …

Press Release: Better Utah responds to McAdams impeachment announcement

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Representative Ben McAdams announced he will vote in favor of impeachment.  Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “In spite of out-of-state special interest groups dumping tens of thousands of …

Tax reform passes after last-minute changes that give checks to Utahns

This story originally appeared at KSL.com. You can read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns will pay less in income tax but more in sales tax on food, gas and some services under a massive tax reform bill passed by lawmakers in a special legislative session Thursday night …

Proposed income tax cut doubled as ‘Santa’ and ‘The Grinch’ protest the Utah legislature’s tax overhaul bill

This story originally appeared at Fox13.com. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — House Speaker Brad Wilson proposed doubling the income tax cut to Utahns to $160 million under a new version of a massive tax overhaul bill. In an interview with FOX 13 on Friday, the …

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