Tag: curt bramble

Fetal remains bill gains final passage in Utah Legislature

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A requirement that health care facilities dispose of fetal remains by burial or cremation passed the Utah Legislature on Friday after lawmakers reinstated the two-option mandate for cases of miscarriage in addition to abortion. The Utah House earlier this week modified

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Lawmakers try to alter voter-approved redistricting reforms

This article originally appeared in the Washington Post. Read it in its entirety here. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With the census approaching, lawmakers in some states are attempting to alter recent voter-approved measures that were intended to reduce partisan gamesmanship when drawing new voting districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures. In Missouri and

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Press Release: Better Utah statement on fetal remains mandate

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following debate and passage of SB 67, Disposition of Fetal Remains, in the State House, Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “As a result of Rep. Ray Ward’s thoughtful amendment, the true intent of this

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Better Utah in the News

Deal reached between lawmakers, Better Boundaries on redistricting

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — A deal has been struck between lawmakers and backers of a voter-approved citizens initiative creating an independent redistricting commission to recommend new legislative, congressional and State School Board boundaries following the census every decade. “We have a deal in principle,” said Rebecca Chavez-Houck, a former Democratic state representative

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Better Utah in the News

Utah Senate votes to require burial or cremation of fetal remains

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Members of the Utah Senate gave an early vote of support on Monday to a bill that requires health care providers to either bury or cremate the remains of an abortion or miscarriage. Bill sponsor Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, said the bill is meant to ensure that the bodies of unborn children

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Bill regulating fetal remains approved by Utah legislative panel

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A bill requiring health care providers to either bury or cremate the fetal remains of an abortion or miscarriage, and allowing mothers to choose between those options, earned committee approval on Friday. Members of the Senate Health and Human Services

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Critics Question Utah Lawmakers’ Changes to Ethics Panel

Utah lawmakers are overhauling an ethics committee that investigates the state’s top elected officials, but critics say the changes may make it harder to file a complaint and easier for elected officials to get away with unethical behavior. Feb. 23, 2018, at 5:59 p.m.   By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP)

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Better Beehive Awards 2014

Each year the Alliance for a Better UTAH awards five individuals or organizations its Better Beehive Award. Given to those individuals or organizations that have worked to make Utah more balanced, transparent and accountable, recipients of the Better Beehive Award come from all walks of life, from all over the political spectrum and from all over the

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Count my Count My Vote vote

I’ve got to be honest, I’m a little disappointed. A few months ago, I signed the Count My Vote (CMV) petition in the hopes that it would ultimately end up on the ballot this fall. I was not just in favor of this particular initiative, I was also really looking forward to seeing how a

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