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Despite pending Utah Supreme Court ruling, Senate committee approves bill to have partisan elections for the state Board of Education

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A Republican state senator has proposed allowing candidates for the Utah Board of Education — the elected panel that oversees the state’s public schools — to run under a political party. It’s an unexpected and …

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Utah GOP appeal of candidate nomination law

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — The prolonged, bitter battle over Utah’s controversial candidate nomination law appears to be over, at least as far as the courts are concerned. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear …

The lengthy legal fight over Utah election law is over as U.S. Supreme Court refuses to accept GOP appeal

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ended five years of legal battles by the Utah Republican Party to quash a 2014 election law that allows candidates to qualify for the ballot by collecting signatures and/or …

U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Utah GOP’s lawsuit over election law

This article originally appeared on KUTV 2. Read it in its entirety here. The United States Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear the Utah Republican Party’s case against S.B. 54, which allows Utah political candidates to gather signatures to get their name on a ballot. The case Utah Republican Party v. Cox, …

Press Release: Conclusion of S.B. 54 Controversy is a Win for the People of Utah

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Following this morning’s denial of certiorari by the United States Supreme Court in the appeal of the Utah Republican Party over S.B. 54, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “The …

Press Release: Tax Revenue Funds Programs We All Use

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee heard H.B. 441, Tax Equalization and Reduction Act. Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement on the bill and the meeting: “Taxes create essential …

Vickers wears coat of constituent concerns as Senate passes constitutional convention resolution

This article originally appeared in the St. George News. Read it in its entirety here. ST. GEORGE — A resolution calling for an Article V constitutional convention narrowly passed the Utah Senate Wednesday. Should the resolution survive the remaining weeks of the Legislature and the governor’s desk, it will add Utah …

Press Release: Proposed Inland Port Modifications Make Bad Process Even Worse

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 27, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – With only fifteen days left in the annual legislative session, Rep. Francis Gibson has released H.B. 433, a bill that proposes numerous changes to the structure of the recently created Utah Inland Port Authority. The proposal would expand …

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