Sutherland Newsletter – February 15, 2007

1.Sutherland’s 2006 Annual Report Now Online

An online version of Fighting for Utah’s Families: Annual Report 2006 can now be accessed on  In 2006, Sutherland Institute enjoyed a year of expanded influence in our Utah community, with the Legislature, and in the media.  Sutherland hosted successful events with George Will and Newt Gingrich, who helped us celebrate our tenth anniversary, and our thriving Transcend Series won “Best of State” among Education/Advocacy organizations.


2.Utah Achieves Milestone in School Choice

Utah now claims credit for ushering in the broadest school choice legislation in the nation. After an eight year effort on Capitol Hill, the Education Vouchers bill is now law after Governor Jon Huntsman immediately signed the measure when it crossed his desk on Monday, February 12, 2007.  Many individuals and organizations worked with the Legislature to achieve this result, and we commend all of their positive efforts.