Party Animals

| September 2, 2015

GOP chairman accuses senator of telling donors to withhold from the party Published at City Weekly A long-standing feud between Utah State Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans may have finally reached a tipping point, as Evans told City Weekly this week that Weiler has been calling party donors […]

Colorado Group Files Complaint Alleging Utah Lawmaker’s Organization is Illegally Lobbying

| May 2, 2015

**Originally published at Utah Political Capitol Denver – A complaint has been filed against Utah Representative Ken Ivory’s (Republican – South Jordan) American Lands Council in Colorado, alleging that the organization has been illegally lobbying without registering in the state or reporting its income. Under Colorado law, organizations are required to register to lobby with […]

Utah Senator Highlights the Calculated Destruction of Public Education

| December 3, 2013

Across the country, public schools are under a constant barrage of attacks, usually from conservatives who have an interest in pushing for school-privatization where they can make a profit. Over in deep-red Utah, one state senator is proposing a shiny new example of the latest attempt to empty public schools. Back in August, Utah State […]

The Dangers of Junk-Polling: Libertas Institute’s Phony LGBT Poll

| November 27, 2013

**Originally published on “Should it be illegal for the government to fine you or put you in jail just because you fire an employee who doesn’t fit in with your other employees or who will likely need a lot of time off in the future?” I’d be willing to bet if you polled the […]

GRAPHIC: Why Corroon’s Budget Proposal Works

| November 9, 2012

There’s been quite a bit of hype today after outgoing-Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon unveiled his 2013 budget proposal, which include a property tax raise. Check out the graphic below to see how and why the budget works. Graphic courtesy of the SLCO Mayor’s Office Thanks to current conservative rhetoric, the words “Tax Hike” […]

Utah Representative Urges Leniency For Former Intern / Convicted Rapist

| November 5, 2012

Utah Representative Wayne Harper, currently running to become Senator Harper, is urging Utah courts to show leniency to his former intern, who has been convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl. Eric Ray, former intern to Republican Representative Wayne Harper, was convicted in September of sexually abusing a teenage girl at Brigham Young University. Ray […]

Sutherland Institute’s Latest Tool – Using Government To Strip Freedoms

| November 5, 2012

I was more than a little shocked this morning to read a post by the Sutherland Institute favoring a law in the city of Highland which bans businesses from opening on Sunday. Sutherland may be showing ultimate hypocrisy as the self-proclaimed guardians of freedom. It never ceases to amaze me when “small government,” “personal freedom,” […]