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Wrapping Up the 2022 Legislative Session: Good Government

This is Part IV of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what happened this year on Capitol

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Wrapping Up the 2022 Legislative Session: Sustainable Future

This is Part III of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what happened this year on Capitol

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3 more “Rs” for Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day! Started 52 years ago, Earth Day is an opportunity for us to focus on our personal obligation to the planet we live on. It is also a chance to join together with organizations and other residents of the planet to get involved in environmental stewardship. As a civic engagement enthusiast,

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Wrapping up the 2022 Legislative Session: Equal Rights

This is Part I of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what happened this year on Capitol

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2022 Session Week Six

It’s day 41 of the 45-day Utah Legislative Session! We fully expect the Legislature to be working into the wee hours of the last day of the session on Friday, so we will be too. Please follow along with us via Twitter or sign up for our daily updates to get our action alerts over

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2022 Session Week Five

Here is week 5 of Utah’s Legislative Session update! Things are moving quickly up here on Capitol Hill as lawmakers rush to move bills through the process with a little over nine days left until sine die.    Until then, we have some action alerts for you and updates on some of the bills we are watching

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2022 Session Week Four

Here are two updates I wanted to share with you from the session last week: UTAH LAKE: Conserve Utah Valley held a rally at the Capitol Building on Monday last week to protest Lake Restoration Solution’s proposal to deepen Utah Lake and use the dredged materials to create manufactured islands for development and recreation. Over

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2022 Session Week Three

Last week we saw movement on two problematic bills focused on lawmakers and the free press. HB 96, which raises the cost of accessing public records for those who frequently request them from government entities, passed the House last Wednesday.A lawmaker singled out the Salt Lake Tribune as a “vexatious requester,” implying their requests for

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Lawmakers subvert democracy by voting for incumbency-protection maps

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2021 At the end of a two-day special session, the Utah Legislature finished adopting a set of maps for Congressional, House, Senate, and School Board districts, all of which have been grossly gerrymandered and none of which were recommended by the Independent Redistricting Commission created by Utah voters

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Better Utah Op-Ed

Katie Matheson: Parents should not face pandemic alone

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. I’m a parent. And like many parents, I often struggle to know what is best for my kids. That comes with the territory of parenting regardless of global events, but is especially true during a pandemic. My latest challenge — knowing whether or not to send my kid to in-person school

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