Riverton City Council considers anti-abortion resolution as critics say it’s ‘wildly inappropriate’

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. The Riverton City Council is considering a resolution that would declare its support for unborn humans, belief that life begins “at the moment of conception” and opposition to lessening existing restrictions on abortion. It’s an …

Fairness for All? Thoughts on the Equality Act of 2019

The United States House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on the Equality Act, a bill that would “prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.” And if you knew nothing about the bill apart from that short summary, you already know it is …

Press Release: Better Utah reacts to CFPB elimination bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, a bill which would eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was reintroduced. The bill is sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and co-sponsored by Senator Mike Lee, among others. The CFPB was created after the 2008 …

Guest Opinion: The Utah GOP suffers from its hardline stance on immigration

This commentary originally appeared in the Deseret News. This weekend, Republican state delegates will vote to elect a new chair of the Utah Republican Party. It’s a messy, time-consuming process that most voters don’t pay attention to, and often know nothing about. It’s a convention likely to be dominated by …

The only personal choice that will save us

If you’ve spent any time on the internet talking or reading about climate change, then you’re likely familiar with the tired comment, “well what are YOU doing about it?! What changes are you making in your life?” *sigh* Utahns value personal choice and personal control over our own futures. A …

Know the news in Utah

What is the purpose of a free press? Our founding fathers saw it as a safeguard for democracy. President Donald Trump sees it as a purveyor of “fake news.” And in tweets such as “91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake),” he has helpfully revealed his definition: …

Have you checked out Better Utah’s new Progress Report?

It can be tough to know if your legislators are doing a good job. State representatives tend to slide under the radar, and local elections just aren’t as sexy! We get it, but we also believe supporting good local candidates is the way to make your vote go the distance. …

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 …