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All the things the Utah State Legislature did to your life this year

This article originally appeared on Fox 13. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — What just happened? The Utah State Legislature just happened! Hard to believe it was 45 days ago that lawmakers opened the 2019 legislative session to protests over their plans to replace Proposition 3, the voter-approved Medicaid-expansion ballot initiative.

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Affordable Housing Advocates: Utah Policymakers Can Do More

This article originally appeared at PublicNewsService.org. Read the article in its entirety here.  SALT LAKE CITY – The cost of buying or renting a home in Utah has been on the rise for years. Now, affordable-housing advocates say state government needs to take action before Utah reaches a crisis point. The Alliance for a Better Utah and Crossroads

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‘Where do they go?’: With prices rising, advocates urge Utah leaders to focus on affordable housing to help reduce homelessness

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Click here to read the article in its entirety.  As officials dissect the first year of Operation Rio Grande, some are pointing to deep structural problems in Utah’s housing markets as a major contributor to homelessness. State, county and city leaders touted their progress last week in the

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New video launched highlighting homelessness crisis in Utah

(KUTV) — Crossroads Urban Center and Alliance for a Better Utah launched a video on social media Monday about the homelessness crisis in Utah. The video released outlines the growing affordable housing issue in Utah and asked the question about impacted Utahns, “where do they go?” Statistics in the video report a 40 percent increase

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