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Utah Legislature eyes May 1 for reopening economy as the coronavirus wears on

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. State lawmakers convened a historic, all-virtual special session on the COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, with an eye toward the date Utah can start emerging from quarantine — and they’re pitching May 1 as a target. House Speaker Brad Wilson said legislators will create guidelines to start reawakening the state’s slumbering economy “carefully, methodically,

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Better Utah in the News

Deal reached between lawmakers, Better Boundaries on redistricting

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — A deal has been struck between lawmakers and backers of a voter-approved citizens initiative creating an independent redistricting commission to recommend new legislative, congressional and State School Board boundaries following the census every decade. “We have a deal in principle,” said Rebecca Chavez-Houck, a former Democratic state representative

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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 Wilson and Senate President Adams

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Utah legislature won’t consider bills to censure or recall Romney

This article originally appeared in The Hill. Read it in its entirety here.  Utah lawmakers will not consider measures to censure or recall Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) after he was the only Republican senator to vote to convict President Trump on one of two articles of impeachment earlier this month. Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson (R) said that following a closed caucus meeting, Republican lawmakers had determined they would not

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