Tag: Roger McDonough

ABU Legislative Update: Zion Moats? Behemoth Alcohol Bill Unveiled

Source: KCPW This week in the legislature: a massive alcohol bill emerges, and Utahns may be swapping ‘Zion Curtains’ for ‘Zion Moats.’ Also, considering diversity will remain a part of the judicial nomination process. And a measure requiring doctors to inform patients of so-called ‘abortion reversal’ moves advances. Every Tuesday and Thursday Alliance for a

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ABU Legislative Update: Appropriations to Public Lands Lobbyists, Judicial Diversity, Good Landlords

Source: KCPW Chase Thomas from Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about funding requests at the legislature related to public lands and threatened species. Millions of dollars have been allocated to nonprofits lobbying the federal government on Utah’s public lands agenda, but some lawmakers want better accounting on how that

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ABU Legislative Update: Priorities for the 2017 Session

Source: KCPW Monday marked the beginning of the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session. Throughout this year’s meeting of lawmakers KCPW’s Roger McDonough will be joined by Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Counsel with Alliance for a Better Utah. Today, they discuss the topics expected to dominate this year’s meeting of lawmakers – and about the

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ABU Update: Big Water Projects Advance as Air Quality Initiatives Stall

Source: KCPW A measure that environmentalists say is designed to fund the Lake Powell and Bear River pipelines is awaiting consideration in committee. Meanwhile, initiatives to address air quality in Utah have stalled. Alliance for a Better Utah Strategic Advisor Matt Lyon joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for the latest Better Utah Legislative Update. Read KCPW

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ABU Update: Challenge for Hate Crimes Bill, Air Quality Contributions

Source: KCPW St. George Republican Sen. Stephen Urquhart’s measure to strengthen hate crimes legislation in Utah hits a snag – in the form of LDS Church opposition. Plus, a proposal to let residents contribute money to the Utah Division of Air Quality. Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase Thomas joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for another

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