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After contentious debate, Salt Lake County Council calls on Congress to reform immigration

This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. In the face of federal gridlock, the Salt Lake County Council is calling on Utah’s mostly conservative six-member congressional delegation to push a number of immigration reforms it says would reflect its own commitments to …

Salt Lake County Council calls for immigration reform, despite clash between Democrats, Republicans

This article originally appeared in Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — The hyper-politicized debate around immigration reform touched down on the local level in Utah on Tuesday. Though the debate at times became heated and tense, ultimately both Democrats and Republicans on the Salt …

Watchdogs criticize Salt Lake Chamber’s canceled $2,500-a-head ‘off-the-record conversation’ with lawmakers on tax reform

This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Government watchdog groups are calling out the Salt Lake Chamber over an abruptly canceled “off-the-record conversation” on tax reform in which business owners would have paid $2,500 for a cozy session with Utah legislative leaders. “It didn’t …

PRESS RELEASE: LAWMAKERS MUST STOP TRYING TO ELIMINATE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2019CONTACT: Katie Matheson | Alliance for a Better Utahkatie@betterutah.org | 845.775.7901 Salt Lake City, UT – This afternoon, state lawmakers spoke at a rally help by Abortion Free Utah, a new radical coalition aiming to undermine the constitutional rights of Utahns. Utah State Senator …

Little to report from Utah tax reform task force until town halls start next week

This story originally appeared on deseret.com. Read it in its entirety here. There wasn’t much to say during the first official report of the Legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force to lawmakers on Wednesday. “No work has been done. Of course, I’m joking,” Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, R-South Jordan, told …

Salt Lake Chamber scraps plan for pricey ‘off-record’ meeting with lawmakers

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — It started with a flyer. Then it quickly unraveled as the Deseret News began asking questions. The flyer — sent to members of the Salt Lake Chamber — asked for a minimum …

Salt Lake County Council reaches compromise on immigration resolution.

This article originally appeared in City Weekly. Read it in its entirety here. After a sometimes-contentious debate, the Salt Lake County Council struck a compromise Tuesday over Councilwoman Shireen Ghorbani’s resolution to affirm the county’s commitment to welcoming immigrants and to pressure Utah’s congressional delegation to address federal immigration reform. …

Former Utah County commissioner sues colleagues over sexual harassment claim

This article originally appeared at KSL.com. You can read it in its entirety here. A former Utah County commissioner is suing the onetime employee who he says falsely accused him of sexual harassment, along with the county leaders who publicly released the allegation in 2017. Greg Graves alleges his fellow commissioners sought …

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