If Paul Revere were alive and in Utah last week, I’d imagine he’d have been ringing the alarm for us all screaming, “ALEC is coming, ALEC is coming!” Yes, it’s true. ALEC, also known as the American Legislative Exchange Council, was in town last week, and we should all be worried. The questionable ethics of
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With the Legislative session now a month behind us, it’s a good time to reflect not just on what happened, but what we want the Legislature to look like in the future. Utah has long resisted implementing meaningful ethical standards for public officials. As a matter of fact, a few years ago lawmakers decided to
On January 6th, we saw the consequences of leaders who put the pursuit of power over the principles and norms that form the foundations of our democracy. Trump may have been the one who incited the mob to descend upon the Capitol in frenzied insurrection. But there are plenty more who must shoulder the blame
The American Legislative Exchange Council is wrapping up its annual States and Nation Policy Summit today, a two-day virtual gathering of conservative policymakers, think tanks, and corporations to discuss current issues and address those issues through new model policies. Normally, those in attendance and their discussions are shrouded in secrecy, but thanks to the persistent
LDS Church is assigning ‘specialists’ to help members become more politically active. Dems worry it may make Utah even more GOP.
This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Virtually every year, Latter-day Saint leaders read a statement over the pulpit, reaffirming the faith’s political neutrality while encouraging members to be informed about issues, vote in elections, run for office and support candidates who represent their values and views.
This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — The budget impasse between the House and the Senate is resolved, with Republican legislative leaders agreeing to provide only temporary funding for $320 million in government services. What that means is there will be no committment to