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
The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– The world didn’t end when marriage equality was instituted in Utah for a grand total of 18 days. In fact, for a state that has long had a love affair with marriage, it’s really not too surprising
Every so often people will find the Alliance for a Better UTAH website with the keyword string: “political affiliation alliance for a better utah.” I always feel a little discouraged when that search term comes up. In my experience, political affiliation is frequently used as a shortcut for accepting or rejecting an organization’s or person’s
The last two weeks featured a series of prominent politicians who have come out in favor of marriage equality. As of this writing, there are only three senate Democrats who oppose same-sex marriage. Even two Republican senators have voiced their support for marriage equality. This trend is likely to continue. Nate Silver has run the
Utah 2nd Congressional District candidate Chris Stewart has gotten himself in hot water this week after he got caught lying about receiving federal stimulus money. Plus, his strained relationship with fellow LDS Members.
Mark Crockett is in his 3rd straight week of negative press. 1st was the illegal campaign contributions he accepted, 2nd was his angry attacks on blogger/radio host JM Bell for posting about Crockett’s open tax liens, and now the political blog PRIDEinUtah has uncovered some false endorsements Crockett is using.
Must be October! Campaigns are in full swing, but some weird moments have been popping up in the campaigns of Mark Crockett (SLCO Mayor), John Dougall (State Auditor) and Mia Love (Congress, District 4)
Despite Utah Republican Chair Thomas Wright’s call for “no negative campaigning” in June of this year, Wright and the GOP have begun a negative mailing blitz this month.