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Most Utah legislators being sold to highest bidder

Last week the Salt Lake Tribune reported on campaign contributions. According to their research, 7% of all legislative campaign contributions come from average citizens, just your everyday constituent of a senator or representative. That’s right, just 7%, or 70 cents out of every $10 donation–not even enough to buy a soda from a vending machine.

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Follow the PAC Money: Hatch & Lee

Political Action Committees, or PACs, can have a significant influence on the outcome of an election. In this regular blog series, I look at local PACs–where they get their money and where they are sending their money. In today’s post, I look at the Leadership PACs of Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. The selected transactions

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 55 – July 9, 2013

There’s now no question that Americans–and that includes Utahns–are fast losing confidence in their elected leaders. A poll released last month by Gallup placed Congress at the bottom of a list of 16 public institutions based on how much confidence Americans have in them. Congress came in last with only 10 percent of respondents expressing

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Campaign finance in Utah more transparent with new database

Salt Lake City – A new database launched by the non-partisan, good government group ABU Education Fund will shed light on campaign finance in Utah by creating a fully searchable collection of campaign disclosure statements. The database can be accessed at followthemoney.abueducation.org The open-access Utah Disclosures Search consists of raw data gathered from campaign finance

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