Better Utah in the News

Katie Matheson: We’re paying the tax, we should get the benefit

This commentary originally appeared at sltrib.com. Read it in its entirety here. Late last week, news broke that the Trump administration will not be approving Utah’s pending Medicaid waiver. This news is kind of confusing, so let me sum it up as briefly as possible. For advocates of full Medicaid …

Proud to be disloyal

According to recent reports, President Trump has said that Jews who vote for Democrats are either ignorant or disloyal. Though it’s unclear whether he is suggesting that a vote for Democrats is disloyal to him, to the United States, or to Israel, I will wear the badge of disloyalty with …

Press Release: Better Utah statement on tax reform behind closed doors

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to an article in the Deseret News about yesterday’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force meeting, in which it was stated that the final tax reform proposal could possibly be crafted in a closed GOP caucus …

#Enough

“Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.” Theodore Roosevelt It has only been two weeks since thirty-one Americans were brutally murdered and dozens more injured …

Sen. Mitt Romney calls for government action, legislation in wake of mass shootings

This story originally appeared at deseret.com. Read it in its entirety here. Vowing to be a “constructive voice,” Sen. Mitt Romney called for government action and legislation in the wake of “senseless” mass shootings in California, Texas and Ohio in the past week. In addition, the Utah Republican called for …

Into the National Forest: with great beauty comes great responsibility

It’s a high summer evening in July, and I’m sitting in a luscious grove at Aspen Acres, a development of cabins on the north-western edge of the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Birdsong drops down from the branches. An earthy scent wafts by on a breeze, and the aspens’ coin-shaped leaves rasp …

Utah leaders react to the uncertain fate of the Affordable Care Act

This story originally appeared at deseret.com. Read it in its entirety here.  Utahns are watching closely as the future of the Affordable Care Act is considered by three judges on the other side of the country. A three-judge panel, two Republican-appointed and one Democrat-appointed, from the U.S. Court of Appeals …

San Juan County paid nearly $500K to Louisiana law firm to lobby for Bears Ears reductions

This story originally appeared at sltrib.com. Read it in its entirety here. Two months before President Barack Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument in late 2016, San Juan County hired a New Orleans-based law firm to fight against the designation and later to lobby for the monument’s reduction. The southeastern Utah county …

Scroll to Top