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Better Utah in the News

Romney criticizes Trump clearing out peaceful protesters to make way for photo op

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney met Wednesday with Utah National Guard soldiers deployed to Washington, D.C., to help deal with protests over the death of a black man in police custody, as a left-leaning group in Utah urged the governor to call the troops home. Also Wednesday,

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Press Release: Better Utah reacts to CFPB elimination bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, a bill which would eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was reintroduced. The bill is sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and co-sponsored by Senator Mike Lee, among others. The CFPB was created after the 2008 financial crisis, and its job

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Sen. Mike Lee seeks to stalemate the EEOC

This article originally appeared in Salt Lake Magazine. Read it in its entirety here. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) is barring Chai Feldblum, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner, and a lesbian, whom the Trump administration nominated to keep her Democratic chair for another term from confirmation through unanimous consent. According to Vox, Lee’s objection is that Feldblum (pictured above) wants to “use the might of government to stamp out traditional marriage supporters” and called

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Super PAC Club for Growth endorses Mike Lee

Senator Lee just picked up an endorsement from the super conservative, Super PAC Club for Growth. You know, the same group that wants to impose vouchers on public education and thinks corporations shouldn’t pay any taxes at all.

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That one time Mike Lee shut down the Mighty 5

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character. – Horace Greeley Popularity is a curious thing. Everyone wants it–especially politicians. No elected official wants to have

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Turkey of the Year award goes to Utah’s Sen. Mike Lee

Turkeys will soon be gracing Utah tables as families sit down to enjoy their Thanksgiving feast, but turkeys can be found year-round in Utah, especially in government and politics. That’s why good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH polls its supporters to award an annual Turkey award to the state politician who had the

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