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2022 Session Week Four

Here are two updates I wanted to share with you from the session last week: UTAH LAKE: Conserve Utah Valley held a rally at the Capitol Building on Monday last week to protest Lake Restoration Solution’s proposal to deepen Utah Lake and use the dredged materials to create manufactured islands for development and recreation. Over

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2022 Session Week Three

Last week we saw movement on two problematic bills focused on lawmakers and the free press. HB 96, which raises the cost of accessing public records for those who frequently request them from government entities, passed the House last Wednesday.A lawmaker singled out the Salt Lake Tribune as a “vexatious requester,” implying their requests for

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2022 Session Week One

Last week, the Utah GOP surrendered in the war against COVID-19. It has only been a week since the legislative session started, but lawmakers quickly passed SJR 3: Joint Resolution to Terminate Public Health Orders Pertaining to Face Coverings, which will prematurely lift the 30-day mask order in Salt Lake and Summit Counties that were

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Utah Legislature surrenders in the war against COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT – At the end of the first week of the 2022 General Session, the Utah State Legislature passed two pieces of legislation obstructing efforts to protect public health in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Bypassing the usual opportunities for public input

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New Thanksgiving Traditions

Every year on Thanksgiving, we get together with our families; we eat a lot of food, we talk with our uncles about politics, we laugh, and we have our family traditions. This Thanksgiving we encourage you to make a new family tradition, and it’s something easy you can do with your family. We learned in

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Lawmakers subvert democracy by voting for incumbency-protection maps

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2021 At the end of a two-day special session, the Utah Legislature finished adopting a set of maps for Congressional, House, Senate, and School Board districts, all of which have been grossly gerrymandered and none of which were recommended by the Independent Redistricting Commission created by Utah voters

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Better Utah urges lawmakers to adopt Independent Commission Maps

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Independent Redistricting Commission, created through a voter-approved proposition in 2018, presented its slate of recommended maps to the Legislative Redistricting Committee. During the meeting, Chase Thomas, executive director for Alliance for a Better Utah, gave the following public comment urging lawmakers to

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Who really cares about fair voting maps?

For weeks, two groups have been touring the state talking to the public about redistricting: the Utah Independent Redistricting Committee (UIRC) and the Legislative Redistricting Committee (LRC).  They might be easy to confuse at first. On the surface, they seem similar. But it only took a few hours watching them in action to make their

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