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Too much politics, too little pragmatism on Medicaid expansion

Why is the Utah legislature even thinking about debating expanding Medicaid for our state? Is there any motive other than an intra-partisan agenda here? Here are the facts: Governor Gary Herbert has come out in support of expanding Medicaid. House Speaker Becky Lockhart has not, believing that doing so would mean Utah supports Obamacare. Lockhart

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There are many reasons to be thankful in Utah

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– It’s a commonplace that politics is a mean and divisive sport. A recent article in the New Yorker by Harvard political science professor Jill Lepore noted that our political discourse has become more polarized than at any

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More women in politics, less ideology

I read an op-ed in the Deseret News this past weekend about women in decision making roles in Utah. It was written by Natalie Gochnour, the chief economist for the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce. The editorial highlighted the many reasons why we need more women in politics and leadership positions. “Why is feminine

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August is the worst

The 23rd president of the United States was born 180 years ago this month. Can you name the 23rd president of the United States? I’ll give you a hint. He was the grandson of the 9th president of the United States. I’m referring, of course, to Benjamin Harrison, grandson of William Henry Harrison. A one-term

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Try listening to youth to engage them

This week I found myself in the company of progressives socializing over breakfast. At every table there were three typed questions that the groups could use as starting points for discussion. This was the first one: How can we get folks from ages 18-35 involved in the political process and why do you think they’re

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VIDEO: Better UTAH Beat episode 25!

Accusations and rebuttals fly between Congressman Matheson and challenger Mia Love over whether or not Love will eliminate education for special-needs kids. Alliance for a Better UTAH fact-checked this week in our weekly segment.

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WATCH: Better UTAH Beat episode 22! Mark Crockett vs The Bloggers

Mark Crockett is in his 3rd straight week of negative press. 1st was the illegal campaign contributions he accepted, 2nd was his angry attacks on blogger/radio host JM Bell for posting about Crockett’s open tax liens, and now the political blog PRIDEinUtah has uncovered some false endorsements Crockett is using.

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