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Utah Legislature surrenders in the war against COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT – At the end of the first week of the 2022 General Session, the Utah State Legislature passed two pieces of legislation obstructing efforts to protect public health in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Bypassing the usual opportunities for public input

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Press Release: Better Utah statement on abortion ban bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following debate and passage of SB 174, Abortion Prohibition Amendments, in the Legislature, Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “It was made clear today during debate that, should this bill go into effect, it would

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Anti-abortion stance adopted by Highland City, joining two other Utah local governments

This story originally appeared at sltrib.com. Read it in its entirety here. Highland City officials on Tuesday unanimously adopted an anti-abortion resolution declaring that human life begins at the moment of conception and supporting laws that protect “life from its earliest stages.” It’s the third local government to pass such a measure in recent months — with Utah

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Press Release: Better Utah calls for veto on bills that hurt democratic process

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Alliance for a Better Utah sent a letter to Governor Herbert, requesting his veto on three bills that hurt the democratic process in Utah. The bills, S.B. 123, Election Process Amendments,  H.B. 133, Initiative Amendments, and H.B. 145, Citizen Political Process Amendments,

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‘It’s a lot like The Hunger Games’: Utah education groups react to push to spend income tax money on things beyond public schools

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Brad Asay said he was “flabbergasted” and “perplexed” to learn Tuesday that the Utah Senate had voted the night before to allow spending some of the state’s income tax, earmarked exclusively for public education, on services for the poor, the disabled and

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Press Release: Legislative Review Notes Save Taxpayers Money and Maintain Transparency

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2018 LEGISLATIVE REVIEW NOTES SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY AND MAINTAIN TRANSPARENCY Salt Lake City, UT – H.J.R. 14, “Joint Resolution Regarding Legislative Review Notes,” from Rep. McCay, was passed this evening in the House of Representatives. This bill would eliminate legislative review notes, notes attached to bills that legislative

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