Tag: 2013 legislative session

Who the Legislature really represents

Maryann Martindale, executive director for Better UTAH, argued in a recent editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune that the state legislature consistently chooses the interests of industry over the interests of individual Utahns. Citizens emerged far from victorious. This year, the subtle divide in the Utah Legislature was between industry and individuals. And, unfortunately, for

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 42 – March 26, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on March 126, 2013. ——– This is Maryann Martindale of the Alliance for a Better UTAH and welcome to this week’s edition of the Better UTAH Beat. Nearly two months ago, House Speaker Becky Lockhart started off the 2013 legislative session with

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 41 – March 19, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on March 19, 2013. ——– This is Maryann Martindale of the Alliance for a Better UTAH and welcome to this week’s edition of the Better UTAH Beat. It might be tempting to say that the divide in the state legislature is between

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RadioWest: Considering Guns on Utah’s Capitol Hill

Earlier this week RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio hosted a show about the many gun bills winding their way through the state legislature. Alliance for a Better UTAH’s own Maryann Martindale was one of four guests who discussed why the bills are being heard and their likelihood of passing. Listen to the entire show here.

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Meet our interns, Part 3: Diya Shah

We’re happy to welcome three university students who will be interning with us during the legislative session this year. They’ll be posting regularly about the specific issues they are following and their experiences on the hill. This week, they are taking a moment to introduce themselves. Last up is Diya Shah. Diya is a political

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