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Utah Legislature approves Better Boundaries deal

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Legislature has officially signed off on a deal 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. The Utah House of Representatives on Wednesday voted

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How Utah members of Congress see the Mueller report

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah members of Congress want to move on from special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report, but others in the state say not so fast — especially when it comes to obstruction of justice questions surrounding President Donald

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Op-ed: Progress and a few poor messages from 2017 Legislature

Source: Salt Lake Tribune Another 45 days have come and gone. During that time, more than 1,500 bill files were opened, and hundreds have been passed by the Utah Legislature on their way to becoming the law of the land (the not-so-public land, if the Legislature has its way). Everyone involved — legislators, interns, lobbyists,

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George Pyle: Selective Saints and cafeteria Catholics

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Monday, four Utah politicians — all members in good standing of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — explained to a lecture hall at the University of Utah how their faith led them to become Republicans. Or Democrats. Same faith. Different political loyalties and views. Tuesday, two men running

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LDS Church influence on Utah lawmakers subtle but significant

Source: Fox 13 SALT LAKE CITY — Ten minutes. That’s the time it takes to walk from the Utah State Capitol to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A forum at the Hinckley Institute of Politics sponsored by the Alliance for a Better Utah discussed the influence of the religion on

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ABU Education Fund Announces LDS Values Forums

Source: utahpolicy.com The ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of the Alliance for a Better Utah, announced that it will host a series of panel discussions, bringing together LDS elected officials and community thought leaders to discuss the intersection of their faith and politics. Each panel will feature two Democrats and two Republicans, and each will be

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