Tag: john swallow

Sean Reyes: Greatest Hits

The primaries are over and the general election is quickly approaching. There are going to be many important races on the ballot this year, and I know how difficult it is to learn about each candidate so  that you can make an informed decision when you vote. Not everyone gets paid to follow the latest

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Just Another Manic Monday – August 1

  Mondays get bad reputations, and in the words of the distinguished Bangles, it’s “just another manic Monday.” To help you get over the fact that today is no longer your “fun day” (seriously, listen to the song if you’re not catching these references), I have compiled a list of important news stories from the past week

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Report shows low morale in AG’s office

Salt Lake City — Alliance for a Better UTAH released today the results of a survey of employees in the Utah attorney general’s office. The 2014 Attorney General’s Office Climate Report is part of Better UTAH’s Citizen Audit Series, designed to increase transparency and accountability within Utah’s various state agencies. In conjunction with the report’s

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The week in letters: Leggings, mugshots and Shurtleff/Swallow

From leggings to mugshots, from Swallow/Shurtleff to BLM employees, Utahns are on the defensive in this week’s letters to the editor across the rainy state of Utah. Some of these characters need more defending than others. Leggings are healthy sign of teen defiance But we have to realize the teens are doing exactly what they are

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Martindale: System that created Shurtleff and Swallow still here

It’s an important question: Are Shurtleff and Swallow bad apples in an otherwise fair electoral system? Or does the system itself need reform? In a weekend op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune, Maryann Martindale, executive director of Alliance for a Better UTAH, argued that citizens should avoid thinking of the Shurtleff/Swallow arrests as proof the system works.

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Shurtleff and Swallow show the system needs reform

Utah had a first last week when not one but two former Attorneys General were arrested and charged with a dozen crimes each. Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow have been in the news steadily for the more than a year now so the charges came as less of a surprise and more of an “it’s

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Swallow and Shurtleff arrests are the beginning; new ethics laws are next

Legislature should enact new campaign finance laws – – – – – Salt Lake City–The group that filed the election law violation complaint that ended in former Attorney General John Swallow’s resignation is speaking out after learning that both Swallow and former boss, Mark Shurtleff, have been arrested this morning. Maryann Martindale, executive director of

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Complaint filed with FEC over Lee campaign donations

Wide-reaching FEC Complaint names Lee, Swallow, Johnson, McMillan, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Jane & John Doe Salt Lake City–Good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH recently filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission, asking the FEC to investigate allegations that Senator Mike Lee accepted straw donations in his 2010 bid for United States

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