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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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Op-ed: Lee and Cruz would allow insurance companies to discriminate against the sick

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Apparently, increasing the number of uninsured by 22 million wasn’t enough for Utah Sen. Mike Lee. Late last week, Lee joined his fellow extremist Sen. Ted Cruz in insisting that Trumpcare also effectively remove protections for pre-existing conditions. Cruz’s amendment would allow insurance companies to sell policies that discriminate against

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Lee and Cruz are GOP’s Lloyd and Harry

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– Senator Ted Cruz and his sidekick Mike Lee have done it: they’ve shut down the government. But Utahns, despite our state’s conservative leanings, aren’t having anything to do with it. A poll in yesterday’s Deseret News showed

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Shutdown obsession

What is it they say? The first step to overcoming a problem is to admit you have a problem. Well, I have a problem. I can’t look away. I am obsessed with everything to do with the government shutdown in an almost train-wreck-fascination sort of way. I can’t get enough of headlines like: Anarchy is

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August is the worst

The 23rd president of the United States was born 180 years ago this month. Can you name the 23rd president of the United States? I’ll give you a hint. He was the grandson of the 9th president of the United States. I’m referring, of course, to Benjamin Harrison, grandson of William Henry Harrison. A one-term

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Join us for Better Utah's Moving Forward Virtual Fundraiser!

This year's event will be held virtually and will feature a conversation with Kate Kendell, Co-Interim Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the former Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.