Press Release: Better Utah responds to Christiansen’s ultrasound bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Representative Steve Christiansen’s ultrasound bill was numbered. The bill, H.B. 364 Abortion Revisions, would mandate that a physician give a woman an ultrasound, describe the images produced by the ultrasound, and make the cardiac rhythm audible if …

Invisible barriers

Last month I started my internship with Alliance for a Better Utah. On my first day, I walked up the steps to the Utah State Capitol wide-eyed and eager to see politics in action. I was first stunned by the intricate details of the rotunda, but now I’m more intrigued …

Press Release: Utah citation honoring Trump show state leaders afraid of a bully

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following Sen. Romney’s vote to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power, Utah Speaker of the House Brad Wilson and Senate President Stuart Adams have told press they plan to issue a joint citation praising President Donald …

Press Release: Better Utah statement on Congressional vacancy bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, HB 17 and HJR 1, passed the Utah House. The bills address how Utah would handle the vacancy of a U.S. Senator. Currently, the law requires that the political party of the leaving senator would nominate three …

Better Utah statement on Sen. Bramble’s abortion bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, SB 67 2nd Sub, Disposition of Fetal Remains, passed the Utah Senate. The bill, sponsored by Senator Bramble and Representative Lisonbee, would require a woman who has an abortion or a miscarriage in a medical facility to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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