Attention throughout the state’s political elite has turned this week to ethical concerns in the wake of the John Swallow scandal. Organizations like the Alliance for a Better Utah and Utahns for Ethical Government have lead the way in drawing attention to not only allegations of criminal wrongdoing on Swallow’s part, but also to a
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State lawmakers joined us on Friday to expose some of the campaign lies we’ve seen in recent weeks. Selected media coverage below. KUER’s Whitney Evans reported on the now infamous “Dead People Should Not Vote” campaign and Better UTAH’s efforts to dispel that myth. The lawmakers pointed to a mailer the Utah Republican Party distributed
Salt Lake City — Congressional Candidate Mia Love’s recent claim that her budget plan would not cut funding to special education programs in Utah does not hold up to scrutiny. Over the weekend, Representative Jim Matheson and Love tangled over whether or not Love’s proposed policies would be detrimental to the needs of Utah’s 65,000
Salt Lake City — State Legislators Patricia Jones and Carol Spackman Moss joined with the Alliance for a Better UTAH Friday at the Salt Lake City Cemetery to condemn recent lies in local campaign literature. Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, condemned the hypocrisy of State Republican Party Chair Thomas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Media Advisory – Press Conference (Friday, October 26) to Call for End to Campaign Lies ——— Who: Maryann Martindale, Alliance for a Better UTAH Senator Patricia Jones, Minority Whip Representative Carol Spackman Moss What: Utah legislators join Alliance for a Better UTAH in calling for an end to
Negative campaigning may be inevitable, but it still needs to be rooted in fact. Better UTAH discusses why this new false advertising erodes our democracy using the example of the Utah Republican Party which was caught doctoring images to make Democrats look bad.