Author Archives: Alexis Young

Capitol Daily Video: committee approves spending amendment

Tweet   SJR 22, a resolution that would limit state spending, cleared its first hurdle on Wednesday. Watch this video report to learn more about how this piece of legislation would benefit Utah:

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Capitol Daily Video: HB 236, alimony amendments

Tweet   Today’s video is about HB 236, a bill sponsored by Representative Stephen Sandstrom that would expand the circumstances under which a court may order alimony and increase the length of time alimony may be awarded.  

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Capitol Daily Video: parental rights and adoption

Tweet   Watch today’s video to learn about HB 308, a bill that would require mothers who want to give up their baby for adoption to notify the unmarried biological father in some circumstances.

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Capitol Daily Video: anti-discrimination bill fails

Tweet   A Senate committee voted today to table SB 51, a bill that would have added protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in housing and employment law. Watch this video to learn more about it:

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Capitol Daily Video: legal advice to immigrants

Tweet   SB 144 aims to stop predatory practices by individuals claiming to provide legal advice to immigrants. Watch this video to hear what Senator Luz Robles (D-Salt Lake City), the bill’s sponsor, and Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland’s director of public … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: transparency in public finances

Tweet   SB 137 would increase transparency in public finances beyond what is already required. We interviewed Derek Monson, Sutherland’s director of policy, and Senator Wayne Niederhauser (R-Sandy) to learn more about the bill. Watch the following video to see what … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: changes to student testing

Tweet   SB 10, a bill that would require all high school students to take a college admission exam, made it through a House committee yesterday. Watch the following video to learn more about the bill and what Dr. Larry … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: Gov. Herbert on private sector job creation

Tweet   On Wednesday evening, Governor Gary Herbert delivered his 2012 State of the State address. Watch the report below to find out what part of his speech impressed us most.

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Capitol Daily Video: foster children

Tweet   Today’s video update is about HB 241, a bill sponsored by Representative Christine Watkins (D-Price), which would prohibit the Division of Child and Family Services from removing a foster child from a foster parent who is the child’s … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: intergenerational poverty

Tweet   Today’s video update is about SB 37, a bill sponsored by Senator Stuart Reid (R-Davis), which would require the state to track data related to intergenerational poverty. We interviewed Senator Reid and Sutherland policy analyst Matt Piccolo to … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: education legislation

Tweet   Our first legislative video update focuses on two education bills, SB 39 and SB 31. Watch the report below and let us know what you think.

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Capitol Daily Video: tour of the Utah State Capitol

Tweet   Our first Capitol Daily Video features Sutherland Director of Public Affairs Stan Rasmussen as he gives a brief tour of where to go and what to do if you visit the Capitol during the session. Watch the video … Continue reading

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Video: Behind Costco’s Spanish Fork deal

Tweet   What if your next-door neighbor were able to pay zero sales taxes for 18 months ($2,000 for the average Utahn) and zero utility bills for four years – and you had to subsidize this arrangement? As we reported … Continue reading

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Divorce’s cruel effects on men, women and children

Tweet   While divorce has likely touched the lives of most Utahns in some way, many of us may underestimate the negative impacts of this social problem on communities, adults and, especially, children. Reams of research show that children are … Continue reading

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Should government choose which cab you can take?

Tweet   Should government determine how many taxicabs can operate in a city? Should it charge cabdrivers thousands of dollars for the “privilege” of offering cab service? That’s exactly what Salt Lake City is doing, and Yellow Cab has decided … Continue reading

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