Tag: spending

Fact Checking HB131, the Public Education Modernization Act

In recent interviews and committee hearings, House Speaker Becky Lockhart and HB131’s sponsor, Rep. Francis Gibson, have declared their massive education-technology expansion plan the future of Utah education. According to the two, it’s the one-size-fits-all solution. Since education-technology expansion is not a new concept–it’s been around for over a decade–I decided to do some fact

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Deficit drops despite pessimism and partisanship

A funny thing is happening on the way to the next debt ceiling showdown. When we last left our congressional super heroes they had tied our country to the proverbial railroad tracks and said the train was coming on May 18 (the current expiration date for the debt ceiling extension) – if you’re old enough

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VIDEO: Better UTAH Beat episode 25!

Accusations and rebuttals fly between Congressman Matheson and challenger Mia Love over whether or not Love will eliminate education for special-needs kids. Alliance for a Better UTAH fact-checked this week in our weekly segment.

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Enough Misleading Campaign Rhetoric Already!

Over the past year, we’ve seen an escalating level of rhetoric from certain conservative candidates in Utah condemning the so-called “out of control” spending spree of the United States Government, and the “failed policies” of the 2009 stimulus package. We call the rhetoric what it is… misleading! There is legitimate debate surrounding the proper role

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