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Despite pending Utah Supreme Court ruling, Senate committee approves bill to have partisan elections for the state Board of Education

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A Republican state senator has proposed allowing candidates for the Utah Board of Education — the elected panel that oversees the state’s public schools — to run under a political party. It’s an unexpected and contentious move that comes three

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Commentary: Utah’s board of education should be nonpartisan

No one wants to take the state of Utah to court on a constitutional issue, but a group of civic-minded individuals and public interest organizations including the State PTA have done just that. The issue? Should elections for the State Board of Education be partisan or non-partisan? In 2016, the Utah Legislature passed SB78, which

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Press Release: New Lawsuit Challenging 2018 Partisan School Board Elections

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 27, 2017   – – – – – – NEW LAWSUIT CHALLENGING 2018 PARTISAN SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS – – – – – – Salt Lake City, UT – A group of education-minded individuals and advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit yesterday to challenge last year’s law establishing partisan elections

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