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2 quick ways to take action on Utah’s COVID response

With the Delta variant spreading like wildfire, vaccination rates lower than hoped, and implementation of mask mandates made overly-political and difficult—or in the case of public schools, outright illegal (thanks to the Utah Legislature)—many Utahns are worried about how their communities will fare in the coming weeks and months with schools reopening and public gatherings

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Better Utah Op-Ed

Katie Matheson: Parents should not face pandemic alone

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. I’m a parent. And like many parents, I often struggle to know what is best for my kids. That comes with the territory of parenting regardless of global events, but is especially true during a pandemic. My latest challenge — knowing whether or not to send my kid to in-person school

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Press Release: Better Utah responds to tax reform proposal

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force released its first draft of a new tax reform proposal. The tax proposal includes restoration of the full sales tax on food, lowers the income tax rate, and proposes eliminating the tax earmark for education,

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Should We Arm Teachers?

On February 12th, junior high students experienced a soft lockdown due to a threat of an armed suspect within proximity to Granite Park Junior High. The next day, a former Granite Park student was gunned down walking home from an alternative school not far from the junior high. Faculty were informed of his injury-related death

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Op-ed: Let’s not subject the school board to party politics

Source: Deseret News Having been a member of the Utah State Board of Education during what was perhaps its most “rocky period,” 1976-1984, I am, of course, always interested in USBE news and the many issues and accomplishments of this important body. I was surprised and very concerned when our Utah Legislature passed SB78, State Board

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June Interim Session Watch + Special Session Review!

The June Interim and Special Session of the Utah Legislature has ended, leaving behind it several noteworthy moments. Check out our topics: Public Lands, Death Penalty, School Funding and Liquor Licenses. Public Lands Although liquor licenses and school funding were the primary topics on the Hill, there were several other issues brought before the Legislature.

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