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Better Utah responds to Endgame bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Utah’s House of Representatives voted 51-20 to pass HB294, the pandemic “Endgame” bill from Representative Paul Ray. The bill would establish an “end date” to the pandemic based on arbitrary data.  Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the

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Better Utah responds to reduced debate time in Utah House

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, with three weeks left of the session and some big bills still in the queue to be debated, the Utah House unanimously passed a motion which would limit floor debate time from ten minutes to five minutes.  Lauren Simpson, policy director of Alliance

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PRESS RELEASE; Medicaid Expansion Repeal Bill is Anti-democratic

Salt Lake City, UT – This afternoon, the House Business and Labor Committee heard S.B. 96, Sen. Christensen’s bill that would repeal full Medicaid expansion as approved by voters last November. Despite acknowledging the overwhelming public interest in this bill over the first two weeks of the session, Rep. Jim Dunnigan limited public testimony to

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Rep. Mia Love MIA in Lame Duck Session

This article originally appeared in Role Call. Read it in its entirety here. Utah Rep. Mia Love has missed more votes in the lame duck session than any of the nearly three dozen other lawmakers who lost their reelection races in November, according to a recent analysis. The 4th District Republican was absent from a cluster of votes the week before Christmas as the federal government hurtled toward a partial shutdown.

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Rep. Mia Love skips 83 percent of votes in lame-duck session, most of any ousted lawmaker

This article originally appeared in 2 KUTV. Read it in its entirety here. Congresswoman Mia Love has been largely absent from Washington, D.C., since losing re-election. She’s missed 83.5 percent of votes since the beginning of November, according to data found on government transparency website GovTrack. It’s the worst lame-duck voting record of the nearly three dozen

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