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Press Release: Better Utah calls for veto on bills that hurt democratic process

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Alliance for a Better Utah sent a letter to Governor Herbert, requesting his veto on three bills that hurt the democratic process in Utah. The bills, S.B. 123, Election Process Amendments,  H.B. 133, Initiative Amendments, and H.B. …

Generation landslide

When the political tide of our country made a dramatic rightward shift, responses were heard across the country and around the world. One of the strongest and most persistent voices since Trump’s 2016 election is that of the millennial generation. From marches to social media movements, my generation has let …

Tax reform falls short this session, but conversation continues

This article originally appeared on ABC 4. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Time ran out on a massive tax reform bill during the legislative session, but the conversation is moving forward. “Broaden the base and lower the rate.” That has been the rallying …

Utah Senate passed bill to protect gravel pits, mining businesses from local interference

This article originally appeared on KJZZ. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The Utah Senate has passed a bill which protects gravel pits and mining businesses from local interference. Originally failing in the House, H.B. 288 bounced back to the Utah Senate, where it was amended and passed …

The rise and fall and rise of a controversial gravel-mine protection bill hated by Utah’s clean-air activists

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A controversial gravel-mining protection bill that easily passed the House about halfway through the 2019 Legislature disappeared for weeks only to arise from the pit on the last day of the session and pass the …

RADIOACTIVE: MARCH 18, 2019

This interview originally appeared on KRCL. Listen to the radio segment here. Stronger beer and hate crimes laws, inland port gets muddier, tax reform blues, and more as RadioACTive talks wins and losses with the grassroots groups that have been keeping an eye on #ThePeoplesBusiness for us this year: Emily …

Guest opinion: Family separation negatively impacts Utah’s workforce, economy

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Growing up in Utah, I was taught that nothing mattered more than family. Through songs, religious activities and the phrase “families are forever” displayed in framed needlepoint, I understood from a young age how much families being together meant to Utahns. This …

Commentary: What is the ‘Utah Way’? Depends On Who You Are

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. If you are involved at all in Utah politics, you most likely have heard about the “Utah way” of doing things. But what exactly is the “Utah way?” The New York Times referred to the firing squad as “a Utah way …

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