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Heber City lawmaker confirmed as judge despite concerns from LGBT community

Source: The Daily Herald A Heber City lawmaker has been confirmed as a new Fourth District Court judge despite concerns from the LGBT community about past legislation. State Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, was confirmed Wednesday on a unanimous 25-0 vote of the Utah Senate during a special legislative session to take the bench of retiring

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Committee approves judge nominee despite LGBT concerns

Source: KSL SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah lawmaker who proposed legislation that drew fire from the LGBT community received a unanimous recommendation Monday from a state Senate committee to be confirmed as a judge. Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, apologized during a Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee hearing, saying he was “truly sorry for the offense

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Most Utah legislators being sold to highest bidder

Last week the Salt Lake Tribune reported on campaign contributions. According to their research, 7% of all legislative campaign contributions come from average citizens, just your everyday constituent of a senator or representative. That’s right, just 7%, or 70 cents out of every $10 donation–not even enough to buy a soda from a vending machine.

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Climate Change is Happening in Utah

Over 50 million dollars were spent fighting wildfires in Utah just last year while thousands were forced to evacuate their homes. And the number of wildfires is expected to increase. It is fitting, then, that the first bill in two years that dares to openly discuss climate change would focus on wildfire suppression efforts. HB

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