Tag: safety net

underpass sign that says "Let's Love Our Community"

The breaking point of individualism

What a whirlwind the two weeks have been. (I say that figuratively. Mother Nature, if you are reading this, please do not get any ideas.) In the midst of a pandemic and the largest earthquake Utah has seen in decades, state and local leaders have responded in rapid and productive ways. They deserve a tremendous

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Maximum disappointment over minimum wage no-vote

In the late 19th and early 20th century many corporate owners began offering their employees various benefits — like meal plans and basic health care. If you’ll think back to your high school social studies class, you’ll recall that this movement was called welfare capitalism. Ring a bell? Although at first blush it may sound

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Holyoak: Hatch, Lee forsake vulnerable Utahns

Senators Hatch and Lee continue to demonstrate animus toward working Utahns. Isaac Holyoak, communications director for Better UTAH, argued in an op-ed this weekend in the Salt Lake Tribune that Utah’s senators are actively working against Utahns. With a combined 42 years in Washington, D.C., Senators Hatch and Lee are proving that what binds them

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Lee and Hatch turn backs on 20,000 unemployed Utahns

Salt Lake City–While the vote to extend unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed passed the Senate with bipartisan support in distant Washington D.C., here in Utah, over 20,000 unemployed Utahns are left wondering why Senators Hatch and Lee voted against the measure. Maryann Martindale, executive director of good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH,

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