Jonathan Ruga is the vice-chair of the Better Utah Board. Brian Jones is director of government relations at Sentry Financial. COVID-19 has impacted our world in extraordinarily negative ways. Millions have been infected, hundreds of thousands have died, many of our healthcare systems have been exposed as grossly inadequate, and broad swaths of local and
Tag: climate change
If you’ve spent any time on the internet talking or reading about climate change, then you’re likely familiar with the tired comment, “well what are YOU doing about it?! What changes are you making in your life?” *sigh* Utahns value personal choice and personal control over our own futures. A core belief in the ability
As a working mother and a politically-minded Utahn, I spend a weird amount of time thinking about legal and government policies as I go about my day. Now, I don’t get as into the weeds as my brilliant colleagues do–one of the perks of not having the word “policy” in my title–but I do consider
Utah is taking the first steps to get its facilities Olympic-ready, in preparation for a potential 2030 bid. But will our winter be up to the task? Americans were disappointed to see the United States finish in fifth place at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics with 23 medals, the lowest medal count this century. Park City,
As I close out my junior year of college, I have begun to get more and more “what are you doing after college?” questions. And, no, I don’t know yet. But, the question has got me thinking about not only what I am going to be doing after college, but also what many of my
Salt Lake City, UT – The House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee voted this afternoon to reject HJR 18, “Joint Resolution on Economic and Environmental Stewardship.” This resolution recognizes the impacts of climate change in Utah and encourages individuals, corporations, and the legislature itself to take individual and collective actions to combat those impacts.
Mondays are manic – this Monday is no different. The headlines from the past week – from the local, Utah level up to the national level – are similarly manic. The news never sleeps. Read on, friends, to see some of the highlights. *** Some Utah news… #1. Op-ed: All viable solutions to teacher shortage
Madison here – I’m back. Yes, I took last Monday off from posting because it was Labor Day and I was hard at work…hiking. Laboring, if you will. (At least laboring in my breathing.) This Manic Monday, I bring a collection of noteworthy headlines from the local, Utah level up to the national level. Gov.
Feel like that midweek pick-me-up couldn’t come sooner? Well we’re here – Wednesday Addams (otherwise known as Madison). With these cartoons it’s hard to say how much of a pick-me-up they really are, but I sincerely hope you they bring some amusement, at the very least. (…and hopefully they make you think!) *** This week,
The polluting power of coal has been widely stated: burning coal produces smog, causes acid rain, contributes to climate change and contaminates water supplies. But these common facts overlook the impact of another major harmful coal byproduct: coal ash. By nature, all coal contains a certain amount of radioactive and toxic materials. As coal is