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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:
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.
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.
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:
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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