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The myth of iGen

As a new cohort of Americans begin to reach adulthood, the country again faces the search for finding a new moniker for the next generation. So far the frontrunner seems to be Gen Z, but “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely …

Press Release: Sean Reyes’ attempt to take a healthcare from Utahns heard in Federal Appeals Court

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, a federal appeals court will hear oral arguments in Texas Vs U.S. The lawsuit is backed by Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, and aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety.  Lauren Simpson, policy director …

I want to be proud to be an American

Recently, I read an article (of which it seems there is no shortage these days) lamenting the partisan divide in our country. It used a couple examples from a new study to show how conservatives and liberals misunderstand each other: Democrats tend to assume Republicans don’t believe racism exists (most …

Press Release: Better Utah responds to SCOTUS gerrymandering decision

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled along partisan lines that Federal Courts cannot make decisions on partisan gerrymandering. In the opinion for the majority, Chief Justice Roberts stated that partisan gerrymandering is a political question …

Press Release: Better Utah statement on first day of tax reform town halls

Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force will hold the first of eight town hall meetings around the state to hear public comment on the issue of tax reform. Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:  “If …

Environmentalist skier

I would like to think that I am a fairly considerate environmentalist. I try to eat local and organic as much as possible, I buy primarily used clothing and furniture, and up until the last few years I forwent owning a vehicle, electing instead to depend on public transit and …

Former Utah County commissioner sues colleagues over sexual harassment claim

This article originally appeared on KSL.com. Read it in its entirety here. PROVO — A former Utah County commissioner is suing the onetime employee who he says falsely accused him of sexual harassment, along with the county leaders who publicly released the allegation in 2017. Greg Graves alleges his fellow commissioners sought …

After contentious debate, Salt Lake County Council calls on Congress to reform immigration

This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. In the face of federal gridlock, the Salt Lake County Council is calling on Utah’s mostly conservative six-member congressional delegation to push a number of immigration reforms it says would reflect its own commitments to …

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