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No trace of impeachment tensions as Romney visits Utah Capitol

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Three weeks ago, Utah lawmakers were talking about scolding Sen. Mitt Romney for his vote to convict President Donald Trump of wrongdoing. They spoke with him in tense, closed-door meetings and called his conduct during the impeachment trial …

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 …

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 …

The progressive veteran voice

Daniel Pohorelsky is a legislative intern with Alliance for a Better Utah. Many young Americans join the Armed forces for the college benefits, and I was no different. I am currently in my Senior year at the University of Utah, majoring in Environmental and Sustainability studies. I chose this degree …

Press Release: Utah citation honoring Trump shows state leaders afraid of a bully

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following the release of the language of the Citation in Honor of President Trump, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “Following Senator Romney’s courageous vote to impeach President Trump, Speaker …

Press Release: Better Utah responds to Christiansen’s ultrasound bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Representative Steve Christiansen’s ultrasound bill was numbered. The bill, H.B. 364 Abortion Revisions, would mandate that a physician give a woman an ultrasound, describe the images produced by the ultrasound, and make the cardiac rhythm audible if …

Invisible barriers

Last month I started my internship with Alliance for a Better Utah. On my first day, I walked up the steps to the Utah State Capitol wide-eyed and eager to see politics in action. I was first stunned by the intricate details of the rotunda, but now I’m more intrigued …

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