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RELEASE: While Mia Love Speaks At Convention, Not All Utahns Feel The Love

For Immediate Release: August, 28, 2012  While Mia Love Speaks at Convention, Not All Utahns Feel The Love _________________________________________________________________________  As the GOP puts the spotlight on congressional candidate Mayor Mia Love in Tampa tonight, not all Utahns are happy with Love’s plan for college students. A local Utah non-profit, the Alliance for a Better UTAH,

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McEntee: Fighting for the right to see state records — again

By Peg McEntee The question wouldn’t seem too hard to answer. Under Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act, Maryann Martindale wants a list of all requests the state has provided for free because they would benefit the public or be in the public’s interest. It’s a natural, given that the state has been awfully

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New OpEd: Utah’s Transparency Problem

Over the past year, despite the public outcry over the anti-transparency HB477, Utah’s Legislature and attorney general have quietly resumed their continuing assault on the principles of open and transparent government. Yet this assault has received little attention. During the 2012 legislative session, Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, succeeded in passing SB21, which effectively stripped several

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Better UTAH Beat episode 16! New Format!

Better UTAH Communications Director Eric Ethington discusses how Utah’s Legislature and Attorney General’s office are quietly resuming their attacks on the principles of transparency and openness.

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Utah Lawmaker Resigns From ALEC – Better UTAH Applauds Her Decision

Representative Christine Watkins (D, Price) sent out a press release this morning announcing her resignation from ALEC. Saying: “The level of secrecy and removal of the public from the lawmaking process ALEC fosters is something I simply cannot ignore.” Better UTAH responded to Representative Watkins’ announcement, applauding her for making the right choice for the

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Join us for Better Utah's Moving Forward Virtual Fundraiser!

This year's event will be held virtually and will feature a conversation with Kate Kendell, Co-Interim Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the former Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.