Okay fine, let’s talk about abortion

Last week, a House committee gave the green light to H.B. 166, Rep. Lisonbee’s resurrected bill prohibiting abortion if the sole reason is because the fetus has Down syndrome. It’s a bad bill for a number of reasons: it can’t go into effect right now because it would be unconstitutional; …

Commentary: Will of the people

This article originally appeared in Utah Policy. There are a number of legislators and anti-Medicaid expansion advocates who continue to bluster over what exactly Utah voters meant when they cast their votes for Medicaid expansion in 2018. These legislators insist that S.B. 96 is, in fact, keeping with the will of the people because they’re expanding …

Press Release: Better Utah Responds to Passage of SB96 by State House

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 8, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Utah House of Representatives voted to enact S.B. 96, “Medicaid expansion adjustments.” Before the vote began, four faith leaders knelt in front of the doors to the House floor and staged a protest against S.B. 96. …

Press Release: Senate GOP Votes in Direct Contradiction to the Will of the People to Pass Medicaid Expansion Repeal Bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 4, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Senate passed SB 96, “Medicaid expansion adjustments,” almost entirely along party lines. Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement. “Today’s Senate vote to pass the Medicaid expansion repeal bill …

Press Release: Fiscal Fact Check Rebuts GOP Lawmaker Claims About Prop 3

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 1, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Within the past week, Republican lawmakers have started to ram through a bill that would undo the full Medicaid expansion voters approved in November. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Allen Christensen, would repeal Prop 3 and instead require …

Press Release: Senate GOP Flouts Rules in Rush to Undo Voter Initiative

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Yesterday, the Utah State Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that would make drastic changes to the Medicaid expansion initiative that voters passed in November. Now, government watchdog group Alliance for a Better Utah is crying foul, …

Press Release: Legislature Should Uphold the Legislative Intent of Prop 3

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – With the 2019 Legislative Session now underway, Alliance for a Better Utah is speaking out against the multiple bills — both already introduced and those anticipated — seeking to undermine the will of the people by not fully …

Utah Decided

On April 1st, 2019, 150,000 low-income Utahns will be eligible for affordable healthcare through Medicaid. The people of Utah enacted Medicaid expansion through ballot initiative in the 2018 election after years of inaction from the Utah Legislature. Now, the Legislature is working to strip these 150k Utahns of their healthcare …

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