Utah Legislature

Politics can be confusing, but we’re here to help! Our staff works hard to promote political awareness and participation among all groups in Utah.

During the legislative session, you’ll find us hanging out at the Capitol building for the latest scoops in lawmaking. We publish regular reports during each session to keep you up to date on new bills and ballot initiatives.

Keep an eye out for out for our forthcoming Voter Guide, which provides impartial outlines of several significant issues in Utah politics.

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Press Release: Better Utah responds to full Medicaid expansion announcement

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Department of Health announced today that the state received approval to implement one of its fallback Medicaid expansion plans from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This expansion will expand Medicaid eligibility to …

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Tax reform passes after last-minute changes that give checks to Utahns

This story originally appeared at KSL.com. You can read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns will pay less in income tax but more in sales tax on food, gas and some services under a massive tax reform bill passed by lawmakers in a special legislative session Thursday night …

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Press Release: Better Utah responds to ERA ratification bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Representative Karen Kwan announced her intent to run a bill in the coming 2020 General Legislative Session that would make Utah the 38th state to ratify the ERA. As the 38th state to ratify, Utah would be …

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Press Release: Better Utah responds to tax reform draft

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – After the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force committed a “Friday news dump” by releasing the latest version of its tax reform proposal late in the afternoon today, Alliance for a Better Utah’s executive director, Chase Thomas, issued …

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Press Release: Better Utah responds to tax reform draft

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Tax Force released the over 100-page draft of the much-anticipated tax reform bill. The tax proposal includes restoration of the full sales tax on food, lowers the income tax rate, and proposes …

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Victims of Communism Day is no way to counter disenchantment with capitalism

If you weren’t even aware today is Victims of Communism Day in Utah, you’re likely not alone. Nothing other than rhetoric is planned, apparently, for the day mandated by a new Utah law. That’s because Victims of Communism Day is little more than a political volley, a manifestation of the …

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Time for Utah to be pro-family in action, not just words

This commentary originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Recently, a group of Utah lawmakers introduced a “pro-family” bill package featuring expanded contraceptive access, comprehensive sex education, infertility coverage, childcare options and family leave policies. As a parent, I was impressed. If we are serious about wanting to be a …

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Press Release: Better Utah responds to tax reform proposal

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force released its first draft of a new tax reform proposal. The tax proposal includes restoration of the full sales tax on food, lowers the income tax rate, and proposes eliminating …

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