Health Care Crisis: Groups Organize to Ask Important Questions

The Disabled Rights Action Committee (DRAC) and the Anti-Hunger Action Committee (AHAC) have together organized a rally at the Utah Capitol for Tuesday to confront legislators on the HB67 Substitute Health System Amendments in advocacy for the rights to adequate and equitable health care for all, particularly addressing the current crisis of those who are … Continue reading Health Care Crisis: Groups Organize to Ask Important Questions

UT Senate Pres Threatens LGBT Community

This was posted to Utah Legislature Watch by Eric Ethington from his blog PRIDE in UtahUT Senate President Michael Waddoups SLC – With the controversial “compromise” between the pro-human rights legislators and the extremist right-wing hanging in the balance, a closed-door meeting between leading Republican Senators ended with a slap in the face to Utah’s … Continue reading UT Senate Pres Threatens LGBT Community

How the Insurance Industry”incarcerates” the purse strings of lawmakers

(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)It is no secret that medical care is inadequate for inmates.  Legislators have a history of not approving adequate funding for the care of those who are incarcerated.  So when a bill is proposed that would save taxpayers money and still allow for inmates to receive medical care (under the provisions … Continue reading How the Insurance Industry”incarcerates” the purse strings of lawmakers

Democracy Day at the Capitol

 (cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)February 1 is “Democracy Day” at the Utah State Capitol.  Three groups are sponsoring this event:  AARP Utah, Utah Housing Coalition and the Community Action Program of Utah.Com to the State Capitol on Monday, February 1 for a unique opportunity to get involved in the state legislative process!On February 1, AARP Utah, along with … Continue reading Democracy Day at the Capitol

Legislators, listen to the people: No raised taxes on food!

(cross-posted on Utah Legislature Watch) A poll conducted by the Deseret News/KSL-TV on raising taxes on food has yielded these results (published in the Deseret News): ….65 percent of Utahns say they definitely or probably oppose increasing the food tax. The survey of 408 Utahns, conducted by Dan Jones & Associates, found 33 percent definitely … Continue reading Legislators, listen to the people: No raised taxes on food!

Buttars at it again….

(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch) Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, is quoted in the Desert News as saying that the recently passed ordinance (supported by the LDS church) to protect the rights of gay people with regards to housing and employment could result in “unitended consquences”.“There’s a lot of questions. I’m not jumping to conclusions. I’m … Continue reading Buttars at it again….

Buttars at it again….

(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch) Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, is quoted in the Desert News as saying that the recently passed ordinance (supported by the LDS church) to protect the rights of gay people with regards to housing and employment could result in “unitended consquences”.“There’s a lot of questions. I’m not jumping to conclusions. I’m … Continue reading Buttars at it again….