Our efforts to bring balance and transparency to the Draper Prison move is starting to pay off. We were pleasantly surprised to wake up Sunday morning and read that the Deseret News Editorial Board has endorsed our position on the Draper Prison relocation bid. One close observer and critic of the prison relocation process is Maryann Martindale,
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A decision in favor of Hobby Lobby in today’s Supreme Court oral arguments could point to increased opportunities for discrimination in Utah and across the country. Maryann Martindale joined with leaders of Equality Utah and Planned Parenthood to discuss in a weekend op-ed what the high court’s ruling on women’s health could mean for a
Over 150 people attended a debate about gun regulations at the University of Utah last night just hours after a disappointing defeat for gun safety advocates in the US Senate. The debate was sponsored by the John R. Park Debate Society and the Department of Communication. Better UTAH’s own Maryann Martindale was one of six debate participants. Several
Better UTAH filed a GRAMA request on Wednesday for documents filed by Attorney General John Swallow related to an election law violation petition filed last month with the Lt. Governor’s Office. Those documents were received Friday morning and are available for download below. Swallow.response.4.9.13 (Initial Response) Swallow.response.4.11.13 (Correction) Timeline: March 07, 2013 – Complaint filed by Maryann
Salt Lake City — Attorney General John Swallow responded yesterday to a petition filed with the Lt. Governor’s office by two Utah citizens on March 7, 2013, that alleges that Mr. Swallow violated state election laws. As required by law, the matter is currently being reviewed by the Lt. Governor’s Office. Better UTAH has filed
Salt Lake City — In light of this evening’s passage of SB289, Election Offense Amendments, the following statements have been released: David R. Irvine, Attorney: “Although they don’t have to change the law to act on our petition, the legislature’s move demonstrates their interest in resolving the Swallow matter. It is, of course, essential to
Earlier this week RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio hosted a show about the many gun bills winding their way through the state legislature. Alliance for a Better UTAH’s own Maryann Martindale was one of four guests who discussed why the bills are being heard and their likelihood of passing. Listen to the entire show here.
Calls for Utah Attorney General John Swallow’s resignation have now come from two Utah newspapers, the Daily Herald and the Salt Lake Tribune. Other organizations and individuals throughout the state, including Swallow himself, are calling for independent investigations. The Utah Democratic Party has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking for an
Guns are in the news a lot these days, and with good reason. But in Utah, there are few voices arguing for a balanced approach to gun legislation. In fact, there is no specific organization focused on tighter gun regulation in Utah–even though many people are upset with concealed carry on our college campuses, the
In case you missed it, Better UTAH Executive Director Maryann Martindale discussed tax policy in a recent OpEd at the Salt Lake Tribune. The proposed budget and accompanying tax increase are a great example of effective government in action. Voters have twice elected fiscally-conservative Democrat Peter Corroon, and now McAdams, to the county mayor’s office.