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Better Utah responds to premature end of unemployment benefits

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Governor Cox announced that the additional $300 weekly unemployment benefits and other federal unemployment programs related to the pandemic would end June 26, rather than the federal expiration of Sept. 6. The move to end the unemployment stipend prematurely is a trend among

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County politician is trying to divide Utahns

Utah is one of the fastest growing states in the nation and it isn’t just because we tend to have a lot of kids. In a trend that has only accelerated because of the pandemic, people from around the nation are moving to Utah to take advantage of our strong economy, outdoor recreation, and so

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Better Utah responds to anti-democracy bill advancing in the Senate

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Tonight, in a surprise turnaround, the Utah Senate voted 18-11 to advance SB205 from Senator Dan McCay. The bill would allow the Utah Republican Party to require candidates to be nominated through the convention process, abandoning the signature-gathering route created under the 2014 “SB

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Sean Reyes corporate contributions

Last month, a riotous mob stormed the United States Capitol building in an attempt to prevent the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Ever since then, there have been ongoing efforts to hold people accountable for the events of that now infamous day. At least 232 individuals have been charged with a variety of

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Report: Owens campaign accepted $135,500 in illegal donations

This article originally appeared in the KSTU-TV. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — With a week to go until Election Day, a report Tuesday by the New York Times says Utah congressional candidate Burgess Owens accepted $135,500 in illegal campaign contributions. The report claims the donations to the Owens campaign were over the legal limit. By law, individuals are only allowed to donate

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Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes endorses lawsuit claiming ‘unlawful election results’ in 4 states won by Joe Biden

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has thrown his support behind a U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s election loss. Reyes joined 16 other attorneys general Wednesday in endorsing the Texas petition that seeks to invalidate the election results in four battleground states captured by President-elect Joe Biden. In a prepared statement,

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Press Release: Sean Reyes’ partisan actions embarrass Utah

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joined other Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday to submit an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of Texas’ unprecedented request to overturn the certified election results of four states.  Chase Thomas, executive director

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Have you heard of ALEC?

The American Legislative Exchange Council is wrapping up its annual States and Nation Policy Summit today, a two-day virtual gathering of conservative policymakers, think tanks, and corporations to discuss current issues and address those issues through new model policies. Normally, those in attendance and their discussions are shrouded in secrecy, but thanks to the persistent

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