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Press Release – REYES LOSING PUBLIC TRUST OVER CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is under fire following a recent uptick in donations from companies regulated by the FTC. Now, the good-government group Alliance for a Better Utah is asking Reyes if his campaign is complying with the procedures he has previously laid out relating to accepting and managing

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Group launches petition asking Reyes to nix battle over federal lands

Source: KSL SALT LAKE CITY — Alliance for a Better Utah initiated an online petition Monday urging Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to nix a legal battle with the federal government over public lands. The organization, which describes itself as a promoter of “balance, transparency and accountability” in public policy, says it is making the request

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Holyoak: Improvements needed in AG’s office

Like any work environment, the Utah Attorney General’s Office has room for improvement. Unlike other work environments, a history of corruption, largely due to unrestricted, dark money campaign contributions, makes improving the environment there much more difficult. In a recent op-ed in the Deseret News, Isaac Holyoak, communications director for Alliance for a Better UTAH, discussed

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Report shows low morale in AG’s office

Salt Lake City — Alliance for a Better UTAH released today the results of a survey of employees in the Utah attorney general’s office. The 2014 Attorney General’s Office Climate Report is part of Better UTAH’s Citizen Audit Series, designed to increase transparency and accountability within Utah’s various state agencies. In conjunction with the report’s

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M.O. for Utah AG: sue the federal government

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– For two years, the Swallow saga filled the news. Ultimately, it was our election law violation complaint–and the subsequent investigation and recommendation of charges, that led to Mr. Swallow’s resignation. And although Swallow is no longer in

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For Utah Gov. gay marriage is a giant worth fighting

Pennsylvania’s conservative governor announced Wednesday that he will not appeal a federal court decision that invalidated his state’s gay marriage ban because he believes an appeal has little chance of succeeding. Meanwhile, Utah’s politically similar Gov. Gary Herbert, along with Attorney General Sean Reyes, has continued his crusade against gay marriage in an effort that is quickly becoming quixotic.

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The week in letters: AG Sean Reyes doesn’t get it

Homework hassles (and a teacher’s reply), AG Reyes’s mean-spiritedness and legalizing drugs in this week’s letters to the editor across the well managed state of Utah. Enough with the homework already I go to public high school, and I have had enough with all of the homework the teachers are giving out. They forget that

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Utah Attorney General Office needs a leader

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– After six very long hours on Saturday, the Republican State Central Committee voted for and approved three candidates to replace disgraced Utah attorney general, John Swallow. The three candidates who made it to the final round of

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And then there were 3

In case you are just emerging from your Y2K shelter, our attorney general, John Swallow, resigned. According to statute, the process for filling a statewide vacancy is for the party of the previous office holder (John Swallow is a Republican) to send 3 names to the Governor who then selects the replacement. This replacement holds

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