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Press Release: Better Utah statement on Congressional vacancy bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, HB 17 and HJR 1, passed the Utah House. The bills address how Utah would handle the vacancy of a U.S. Senator. Currently, the law requires that the political party of the leaving senator would nominate three candidates to replace them, one

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Letter: Herrod is Trumpesque

Source: Deseret News Chris Herrod and Ronald Reagan do have something in common — good hair. That’s where the similarity ends. Cherilyn Eagar got it all wrong in her op-ed of July 15. Chris Herrod, a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District, is not Reaganesque. But he is definitely Trumpesque. He

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Two-party system only works with two parties

Sometimes it feels like our two-party system is always in constant gridlock. Other times it feels like our only choice is between the lesser of two evils. While some might say that we need more alternatives, more parties, I’m happy with our two-party system. I believe it creates the right amount of balance to meet

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Count My Vote Initiative is about power

Even though the meeting of the Republican State Central Committee a few weeks ago was concerned largely with finding a replacement for former Attorney General John Swallow, the Count My Vote Initiative made a sneak peak in the end. In fact, the initiative was an underlying anxiety throughout the whole meeting. You might even say the

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Political affiliation: Alliance for a Better UTAH

Every so often people will find the Alliance for a Better UTAH website with the keyword string: “political affiliation alliance for a better utah.” I always feel a little discouraged when that search term comes up. In my experience, political affiliation is frequently used as a shortcut for accepting or rejecting an organization’s or person’s

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 49 – May 21, 2013

The news the last few weeks has been aflutter with talk of scandals: Benghazi, IRS, and AP phone records. Republicans are mad, Democrats are mad, journalists (perhaps rightly so) are mad. But Republicans are especially mad. And the degree to which they will protest is reaching new heights. Benghazi has been called “the most egregious

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What’s in a Name? Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

Over the past several months I have had conversations with family and friends about health care concerns that face our nation. We’ve discussed possible solutions for families who cannot afford health insurance, the anxiety we have when someone is denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition and other issues that face the United States. In

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WATCH: Better UTAH Beat Nov 13, 2012

After a severe thrashing in the election, national GOP leaders are considering taking a softer stance on issues like immigration. But locally, the Utah Republicans in the State Legislature are threatening to go further to the extreme.

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