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Tribune Editorial: Bad Supreme Court ruling does not have to hurt Utah

Tribune Editorial: Bad Supreme Court ruling does not have to hurt Utah
July 31, 2019

  By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board · “He became so powerful, the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did.” — Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, “Revenge of the Sith” The Supreme Court of the United States says it is helpless to defend a basic tenant of…

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In our opinion: Partisan gerrymandering is wrong, but states have the power to fix it

In our opinion: Partisan gerrymandering is wrong, but states have the power to fix it
July 24, 2019

  Deseret News editorial board The Supreme Court ruling that partisan gerrymandering is not prohibited by the Constitution should not be construed as an endorsement of the practice, which the majority opinion concedes can lead to districting practices that “seem reasonably unjust.” Permissible though it may be, the practice of gerrymandering remains destructive to the…

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Poll: Utahns overwhelmingly oppose lawmakers changing Prop. 4

Poll: Utahns overwhelmingly oppose lawmakers changing Prop. 4
February 12, 2019

Written by: Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor If the Utah Legislature, controlled by Republicans, and GOP. Gov. Gary Herbert repeal or change Prop 4 – the independent redistricting commission approved by voters in November – they will be going against, by far, what a majority of Utahns want, a new poll by UtahPolicy.com shows. It’s true…

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In our opinion: Abdicating legislative leadership creates more precarious democracy

In our opinion: Abdicating legislative leadership creates more precarious democracy
January 28, 2019

Deseret News editorial board The Utah Legislature is preparing to possibly modify two citizen initiatives passed by voters last November. It would be a shame if lawmakers did so with the conviction they are doing the work of representing the people. Utah is built on the foundation of a republic. Its political framework requires select…

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Jay Evensen: Lawmakers should not mess with voter-approved laws

Jay Evensen: Lawmakers should not mess with voter-approved laws
January 25, 2019

By Jay Evensen Only four months have passed since I posed the question, in this column, of whether lawmakers would have the guts to change an initiative passed by voters. That seems like such an innocent time, now. Back then, the question centered on Proposition 2, the initiative to legalize medical marijuana. I supported efforts…

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STATEMENT FROM YES ON 4 / BETTER BOUNDARIES CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRMEN JEFF WRIGHT (R) and RALPH BECKER (D)

STATEMENT FROM YES ON 4 / BETTER BOUNDARIES CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRMEN JEFF WRIGHT (R) and RALPH BECKER (D)
November 20, 2018

STATEMENT FROM YES ON 4 / BETTER BOUNDARIES CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRMEN JEFF WRIGHT (R) and RALPH BECKER (D) “This is an exciting day for Utah. After the final canvass, we’re confident Proposition 4 will have gained a majority of votes in a statewide election and the voice of the people will once again be heard in…

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Prop 4 proponents encourage college students to vote

Prop 4 proponents encourage college students to vote
November 3, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – People came out to show their support for Prop 4 in Salt Lake City Wednesday. Proponents were at the University of Utah to encourage college students to vote. It’s part of the “Yes on 4” and Better Boundaries campaign which is also provided free transportation to early voting locations…

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My View Vote yes on Prop. 4

My View Vote yes on Prop. 4
November 3, 2018

by Dave Sakrison I have spent a considerable part of my life in public service. For 10 years, I sat on the city council of Moab. For 16 years, I had the privilege of serving as Moab’s mayor. I don’t say this to boast, but to point out that I truly believe in the ideal…

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Letters: Passing Proposition 4 would make for a stronger Utah government

Letters: Passing Proposition 4 would make for a stronger Utah government
November 3, 2018

Jeff Wright Better Boundaries Co-chairman I believe government and communities are best served when we elect candidates who stand for conservative principles and policies. As a lifelong Republican, the two problems I see with the current landscape of legislative and congressional races in Utah are apathy and disengagement among voters. In the last election cycle,…

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