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On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 6, 2/21/14

Hear insightful commentary from Utah’s only all-female panel of political insiders discussing current events in Utah politics and policy.

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On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 5, 2/14/14

Join Utah’s all-female panel of leading politicos for a discussion of current events related to Utah policy and politics.

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Why Medicaid expansion will hurt Utah’s most vulnerable

A new analysis by Jonathan Ingram of the Foundation for Government Accountability and Derek Monson of Sutherland Institute explains why Utah should opt out of Medicaid expansion: Utah’s Medicaid expansion plans put the state’s truly needy citizens at great risk. … Continue reading

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Sutherland’s amicus brief calls marriage and family ‘pre-political institutions’

Sutherland Institute filed an amicus curiae brief Monday with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in the state’s appeal of Kitchen v. Herbert – the case in which the judge struck down Utah’s Amendment 3, briefly allowing same-sex marriages to … Continue reading

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On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 4, 2/6/14

On Point presented by Sutherland Institute focuses on the political and policy issues facing Utah, hosted by an all-female panel of Utah’s political insiders. Today’s show features Holly Richardson of the “Holly on the Hill” blog, Michelle Mumford, assistant dean … Continue reading

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‘A Defense of Utah’s “Zion Curtain”’

Although it is roundly mocked in the media and elsewhere, the so-called “Zion curtain” required in Utah restaurants helps prevent alcohol-related disasters and improve public safety. It does this by discouraging something that may be hard to measure but exists … Continue reading

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Sutherland statement on state brief filed with 10th Circuit Court

Utah’s articulation of its interest in marriage is brilliant. Combined with several forthcoming amicus filings, the state’s case is impenetrable. The people of Utah can have confidence that their overwhelming majority view of marriage and family has been well represented. … Continue reading

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On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 3, 1/31/14

Senators Luz Robles and Deidre Henderson are joined by Michelle Mumford, assistant dean at BYU Law School, and Holly Richardson of the “Holly on the Hill” blog. The group discusses the tragic shooting of Sgt. Cory Wride and another officer; … Continue reading

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On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 2, 1/24/14

Panelists for Show 2 are Holly Richardson, Michelle Mumford, Tami Pyfer, and Traci Gundersen.

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On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 1, 1/17/14

Join Utah’s only all-female panel of political insiders for insightful conversation that gets to the hears of Utah policy and politics.

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Lively debate over caucuses and Count My Vote at SI event

Sutherland Institute held its annual legislative policy conference yesterday, which included a rousing debate on the caucus convention system and the Count My Vote ballot initiative drive. KNRS’s Rod Arquette moderated the panel, whose participants included Sutherland’s Paul Mero; James … Continue reading

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The argument that should have been made

On Dec. 20, 2013, federal district court Judge Robert Shelby ruled Utah’s marriage law unconstitutional after the state attorneys who were assigned to defend the law failed to make a compelling case. A new paper by Sutherland Institute says a … Continue reading

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Sen. Reid responds to LDS Church statement on same-sex marriage

I wholeheartedly support the LDS Church authorities’ call for civility among all those engaged in the public dialogue over same-sex marriage. In addition, their statement reminds all of us that faith leaders and people of religious conscience have First Amendment … Continue reading

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Cash for Clunkers: Why it was a flop

Cash for Clunkers may be the poster child for how it seems to be bad news anytime everyone in Washington, D.C., agrees on something. It was proposed in the midst of the flurry of stimulus programs during 2009, and sailed … Continue reading

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Sen. Lee, community leaders hold poverty roundtable at Sutherland offices

Utah Senator Mike Lee met with several Utah community leaders at Sutherland Institute’s office in Salt Lake City earlier this week to discuss issues surrounding poverty and potential legislation to address these issues. The roundtable included representatives from Utah Department … Continue reading

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