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Salt Lake Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues Unique to Residents

This story originally appeared at dailychronicleutah.com. Read it in its entirety here. Eight candidates appeared on June 26 on stage at the Salt Lake Public Library to highlight their vision and policies for Salt Lake if elected as mayor. After the filing deadline earlier in June, the official candidates for the Salt Lake City mayoral

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Senators reject bill to raise income tax on richest 1.5% of Utahns

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Utah senators rejected a move Wednesday to raise the state income tax on the richest 1.5 percent of residents to better fund schools. Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, asked the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee to vote on his SB104. But members — after speaking against it — decided

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Uintah Elementary alumna: school lunch fiasco highlights income disparities

Uintah Elementary was my elementary school, this was my neighborhood. I have fond memories of my years there. It was a carefree time with kickball and science fairs, and all the great adventures that come with those first important years of school. One thing I don’t remember–I don’t ever remember worrying about whether or not

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Candidates Tout Progressive Solutions at Debate

Six candidates for Utah’s Senate District 2 seat joined the ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of the progressive, good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH, and Fox13 Political Reporter Max Roth to debate Utah issues on Tuesday. The candidates are vying to replace outgoing Salt Lake County Mayor-elect Ben McAdams. McAdams’ replacement will be selected

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Press Conference at Salt Lake City Cemetery to Address Campaign Lies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Media Advisory – Press Conference (Friday, October 26) to Call for End to Campaign Lies ——— Who: Maryann Martindale, Alliance for a Better UTAH Senator Patricia Jones, Minority Whip Representative Carol Spackman Moss What: Utah legislators join Alliance for a Better UTAH in calling for an end to

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