Tag: campaign finance

Follow the PAC Money: Hatch & Lee

Political Action Committees, or PACs, can have a significant influence on the outcome of an election. In this regular blog series, I look at local PACs–where they get their money and where they are sending their money. In today’s post, I look at the Leadership PACs of Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. The selected transactions

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 56 – July 16, 2013

Tomorrow the Legislature’s Government Operations Committee will consider a bipartisan proposal that would add much-needed limits to campaign contributions in Utah. Sponsored by Representative Kraig Powell, a Republican from Heber City, and Representative Brian King, a Democrat from Salt Lake City, the bill would provide reform to Utah’s currently broken campaign finance system. In fact,

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Campaign finance limitations, disclosure database, will help rebuild public trust

Salt Lake City – Legislators will meet during tomorrow’s interim session to discuss campaign finance reform. The initial proposal would limit contributions to $10,000 for statewide offices like the Governor and Attorney General, $5,000 for legislative offices and $5,000 for the state school board. In light of tomorrow’s discussion, Maryann Martindale, executive director of the

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 55 – July 9, 2013

There’s now no question that Americans–and that includes Utahns–are fast losing confidence in their elected leaders. A poll released last month by Gallup placed Congress at the bottom of a list of 16 public institutions based on how much confidence Americans have in them. Congress came in last with only 10 percent of respondents expressing

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Campaign finance in Utah more transparent with new database

Salt Lake City – A new database launched by the non-partisan, good government group ABU Education Fund will shed light on campaign finance in Utah by creating a fully searchable collection of campaign disclosure statements. The database can be accessed at followthemoney.abueducation.org The open-access Utah Disclosures Search consists of raw data gathered from campaign finance

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 37 – February 19, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on February 19, 2013. ——– Embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow is back in the news as more claims come forward about his possible misdeeds and federal investigations. Meanwhile, his fellow Republicans are mixed in their support of his continuation as attorney

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