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Wrapping Up the 2022 Legislative Session: Good Government

This is Part IV of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what happened this year on Capitol

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Wrapping Up the 2022 Legislative Session: Sustainable Future

This is Part III of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what happened this year on Capitol

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Wrapping up the 2022 Legislative Session: Strong Communities

This is Part II of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what happened this year on Capitol

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Wrapping up the 2022 Legislative Session: Equal Rights

This is Part I of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what happened this year on Capitol

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GOP lawmakers double down on attacking transgender youth

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT – Doubling down on their harmful attack directed at transgender youth, GOP lawmakers led an effort to override Governor Cox’s veto of H.B. 11, banning transgender girls from participating in school sports competitions.    Chase Thomas, executive director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued

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2022 Session Week Six

It’s day 41 of the 45-day Utah Legislative Session! We fully expect the Legislature to be working into the wee hours of the last day of the session on Friday, so we will be too. Please follow along with us via Twitter or sign up for our daily updates to get our action alerts over

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2022 Session Week Five

Here is week 5 of Utah’s Legislative Session update! Things are moving quickly up here on Capitol Hill as lawmakers rush to move bills through the process with a little over nine days left until sine die.    Until then, we have some action alerts for you and updates on some of the bills we are watching

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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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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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