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- The 2017 Utah Legislature passed a record number of bills but slightly improved vetting time
Monthly Archives: January 2012
Dan Liljenquist did indeed cast fewer “nay” votes than average during his time as a state senator. A couple weeks, Dan Liljenquist posted a campaign video called “Audacity of Nope” to Youtube. In brief, he argued that the government should … Continue reading
In the 1980s, Utah ranked in the top 10 for voter turnout; since 2006, Utah has ranked in the bottom 5. Why? Earlier today, I wrote about Utah’s declining turnout, and about claims made yesterday in a legislative committee that … Continue reading
Utah’s abysmal turnout is not caused by bloated registration rolls. It is caused by citizens choosing not to participate. Yesterday, a legislative committee debated legislation that would remove a citizen from the voter registration rolls if he or she fails … Continue reading
Legislators may be showing an increased willingness to run legislation that has not been subject to a thorough vetting during the interim months. The Utah legislature opened its 2012 general session today. From a quick count, it appears that 211 … Continue reading