This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. If you are involved at all in Utah politics, you most likely have heard about the “Utah way” of doing things. But what exactly is the “Utah way?” The New York Times referred to the firing squad as “a Utah way of death.” The arrival of
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Lawmakers change voter initiative rules: Successful ones will be delayed for months and petition signatures will be posted online.
This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. The Senate spent less than 30 seconds Wednesday discussing a bill that delays the implementation of successful ballot initiatives to give lawmakers a chance to change them. Senators then passed HB133 on a 22-5 vote. The measure already passed the House 50-20
This article originally appeared in the St. George News. Read it in its entirety here. SA trio of bills tweaking the ballot initiative process are on their way to the governor’s desk after passing the Legislature. House Bills 133, 145 and 195 impact when successful ballot initiatives can take effect, when signatures need to be turned in, that they must
These Citizen Activists Fought Hard to Expand Health Care. Then Their Lawmakers Rebuked Them. Utahns took Med
This article originally appeared in the Huff Post. Read it in its entirety here. It’s hard to get a ballot initiative in front of voters in Utah. Proponents of changing state law via direct action by voters must get petitions signed by the equivalent of 10 percent of the number of people who voted in