Madison Hayes

7 Ways to recommit to progress

We’re only a month into 2020 and it has already felt like the longest year of my life. January was a jam-packed month. We came back from the holidays engaged in a struggle with our state lawmakers, gathering tens of thousands of signatures to express our displeasure with a tax …

Press Release: Senator Romney: A man of integrity

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following the news that Senator Romney plans to vote to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “With his decision to convict the …

Job Opening: Development Director

JOB OPENING DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Alliance for a Better Utah is seeking a Development Director to join our small but mighty team and help support our mission and work by growing the development capacity of the organization.  The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Alliance for …

Former Utah County commissioner sues colleagues over sexual harassment claim

This story originally appeared on ksl.com. Read it in its entirety here. PROVO — A former Utah County commissioner is suing the onetime employee who he says falsely accused him of sexual harassment, along with the county leaders who publicly released the allegation in 2017. Greg Graves alleges his fellow commissioners sought …

Orem lawmaker drafting bill to ban hormone therapy, surgery for transgender minors

This article originally appeared in the Daily Herald. Read it in its entirety here. State Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem, is working on a bill that would limit the ability of transgender youth in Utah to make certain medical decisions related to their gender identity. The bill, which Daw said is …

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, …

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