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Lawmakers are out of touch on gun safety

Katie Lieberman is an Alliance for a Better Utah board member. Utah lawmakers are clearly out of touch with Utah voters when it comes to suicide prevention. This fact is more evident than ever this legislative session wherein for the third year in a row, despite broad support from communities …

Press Release: Alliance for a Better Utah statement on Prop 4 compromise

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, lawmakers and Better Boundaries came to a compromise on the Prop 4 replacement bill. Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “A majority of Utahns passed Proposition 4 to prevent …

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Deal reached between lawmakers, Better Boundaries on redistricting

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — A deal has been struck between lawmakers and backers of a voter-approved citizens initiative creating an independent redistricting commission to recommend new legislative, congressional and State School Board boundaries following the census every decade. “We have a deal in principle,” said Rebecca Chavez-Houck, …

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Katie Matheson: Gatekeepers at the Capitol stop popular bills

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. There are gatekeepers at work in Utah’s government, working behind the scenes to make or break legislation. Some of the bills being held back by these gatekeepers are broadly supported by Utahns, but the guardians of conservative ideology on the Hill are keeping these bills from …

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Poll: Most Utahns would oppose tighter abortion restrictions

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Newly released polling data suggests most Utahns are against tightening restrictions on abortion in the state, even as lawmakers consider measures aimed at virtually eliminating the procedure.Seventy percent of those surveyed initially said they either supported loosening the state’s abortion laws or leaving them the same, …

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Utah lawmakers eyeing more restrictions on abortion

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers may be moving into the heated abortion debate, as a proposed bill would require a doctor or clinician to perform an ultrasound before performing an abortion, or face a hefty fine. Another bill filed late Friday would ban abortions outright, with …

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Utah State Legislature will target anti-gerrymandering Prop. 4, group warns

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Press Release: Lawmakers repeal the will of Utahns again

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today it was announced that lawmakers on Capitol Hill are planning on repealing Proposition 4.  Chase Thomas, executive director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “A repeal of Proposition 4 is a blow to …

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