Tag: good government

Legislative Frustrations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is a blog post about good government. Maybe you think that means I’ll talk about things like fair representation, honesty, avoidance of conflicts, transparency, and the like. And yes, all of those things are important facets of good government, and they are things that the Alliance for a Better Utah and our affiliated organization,

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Former Congresswoman Karen Shepherd joins Better UTAH Board

Salt Lake City — Good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH announced today the addition of former congresswoman Karen Shepherd to its board of directors. Shepherd was the second woman in the history of Utah to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Before her election to Congress, she served in the Utah

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Accountability for John Swallow was a team effort

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– Is John Swallow a bad man? I really don’t know. I’ve shaken his hand, but we’ve never spent more than a few minutes together and I don’t know much about him beyond the news reports that have

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Notable Utahns and Organizations Honored with 2012 Better Beehive Award

Salt Lake City — Each day this week the Alliance for a Better UTAH will announce a winner of the 2012 Better Beehive Awards. The award recognizes five notable Utahns and groups for their progressive efforts this year. The first winner is retiring state senator Ross Romero for his recognition that good government serves the

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Rolly: Utah lawmaker criticized for supporting sex offender

Paul Rolly of the Salt Lake Tribune drew attention in his column today to Better UTAH’s criticism of Rep. Wayne Harper for a letter he sent to a judge in defense of a convicted sexual abuser. Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, recently wrote an open letter to Rep. Wayne Harper, R-West

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Ben Winslow Reports on Better UTAH’s Letter to Rep. Harper

FOX13’s Ben Winslow reported on Alliance for a Better UTAH’s criticism of Representative Wayne Harper (R-Taylorsville) who last week wrote a letter in support of a convicted sexual abuser. Maryann Martindale, Better UTAH Executive Director, said Here’s a sitting legislator, standing up for a convicted sex offender, and turning his back on the victim at

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