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Secret bills make a mockery of legislative process

For a state that prides itself on being transparent, there sure are a lot of secrets. Among those secrets are over 270 bills with absolutely no text. While some of these bill are still being drafted, many of them are waiting in the aisles, hoping to go undetected until the last minutes of the session, when a seemingly innocuous, but actually

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You’ve probably never heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

While the complications and debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act have been dominating the news for the last several weeks, I find it alarming that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hasn’t been getting more attention. In fact, it is probable that the majority of Americans have not even heard of the TPP, although it will likely

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Better UTAH Speaks Against Legislature’s Redistricting Secrecy

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 20, 2012 Better UTAH Speaks Against Legislature’s Redistricting Secrecy _________________________________________________________________________ Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better UTAH, testified this morning before the Legislature Records Committee that withholding redistricting documents violates the spirit and intent of Utah’s constitution. After the committee voted 3-1 against releasing the documents (unless

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