Tag: gop

Press Release: Better Utah statement on Congressional vacancy bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, HB 17 and HJR 1, passed the Utah House. The bills address how Utah would handle the vacancy of a U.S. Senator. Currently, the law requires that the political party of the leaving senator would nominate three candidates to replace them, one

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Press Release: Better Utah statement on tax reform behind closed doors

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to an article in the Deseret News about yesterday’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force meeting, in which it was stated that the final tax reform proposal could possibly be crafted in a closed GOP caucus meeting, Lauren Simpson, policy director

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The GOP Keeps Changing The Rules After It Loses Elections

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Read it in its entirety here. Last Election Day, 555,651 Utahns ― 53 percent of voters ― backed a measure to expand Medicaid to low-income adults in the state. Last Monday, 79 Republicans made it clear they don’t care what those voters wanted. All but four GOP

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Imagine if it was Democrats squeezing GOP out of state boards

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Imagine Utah is a state controlled by Democrats. Hard to picture, I know, but go with me on this for the sake of seeing things from the other side. The governor is a Democrat. All four congressional representatives are Democrats. Both senators are Democrats. There are only 12 Republicans in

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Republican hold on Mormon voters slips with Trump as nominee

Source: Las Vegas Sun SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons Manuel and Claire Saldana say they normally identify with Republican values and principles, but the Virginia couple is struggling to stay on board with the GOP after Donald Trump became the party’s presidential nominee. Trump’s inability to connect with Mormon voters such as the Saldanas is likely

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Op-ed: This lifelong Republican will be voting for Hillary Clinton

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune I spent the past few weeks tramping through the ruins of lost empires. There’s a Planet of the Apes surrealism to ancient Corinth, and it’s hard not to see parallels between the Delian League and NATO. Delos, Ephesus and Mycenae are the rubble of once-powerful civilizations. It’s impossible to survey

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Letter: Mero is right about Republican failings

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune They say even a broken clock is right twice a day. As the founder of the Alliance for a Better Utah, I have agreed with Paul Mero, former head of the self-proclaimed conservative Sutherland Institute, on few things. But Mero and Sutherland were important and stalwart supporters of sensible immigration

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Senator Todd Weiler does good by his constituents, Count My Vote

Senator Jenkins’ attempt to delay the implementation of the Count My Vote compromise is dead as of Tuesday. The Senate voted down a third hearing of SB43 yesterday in a 9-19-1 vote. SB43 bill would have delayed the Count My Vote reforms until 2018. In discussions prior to the vote, Republican Senator Todd Weiler gave a powerful

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