Tag: salt lake county

Salt Lake County Council reaches compromise on immigration resolution.

This article originally appeared in City Weekly. Read it in its entirety here. After a sometimes-contentious debate, the Salt Lake County Council struck a compromise Tuesday over Councilwoman Shireen Ghorbani’s resolution to affirm the county’s commitment to welcoming immigrants and to pressure Utah’s congressional delegation to address federal immigration reform. An animated discussion erupted soon

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Press release/Comunicado de prensa: Better Utah and Comunidades Unidas encourage Salt Lake Council to support immigration resolution/ Better Utah y Comunidades Unidas Fomentan al Consejo del Condado de Salt Lake para apoyar la resolución de la inmigración

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – On Tuesday, June 11th, the Salt Lake County Council will vote on a resolution from Councilmember Shireen Ghorbani regarding the County’s role in supporting immigrants and immigrant communities. In anticipation of the vote, Alliance for a Better Utah and Comunidades Unidas issued their

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Racism has no place in Utah political discourse

Better UTAH Beat Episode 60 – August 13, 2013 There is a well-known Old Testament passage that the more morally obsequious among us are fond of trotting out these days. According to the old prophet, the latter days are to be marked by a series of extreme moral confusions. People will “call evil good, and

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4 quick tips for a racist

Salt Lake County Republican Party Chair Chad Bennion has come under fire (rightly so!) for asserting that Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill’s Indian heritage somehow prevents him from doing his job. Instead of apologizing for his blatantly racist accusation, Bennion has decided to stand by his comment. Bennion obviously doesn’t get it. So, here

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New Resource Brings Balance and Data to the Tax Policy Debate

Salt Lake City — To ensure a balanced, substantive discussion about tax policy in Utah, good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH has launched a new website – www.UtahTaxFacts.org. The launch of the website coincides with the recent announcement of a proposed property tax increase in Salt Lake County and will begin by tracking

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Martindale: A Balanced Approach to Taxes

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.

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