Is a focus on stunts instead of policy hurting the Alliance for a Better Utah?

The Alliance for a Better Utah has a problem keeping good people on staff. After losing long-time Utah politico Maryann Martindale last year and then Rob DeBirk this year, ABU is rapidly becoming an extension of the Utah Democratic Party. Given Utah’s proclivity for conservative government, it can be hard to be a progressive-leaning advocacy group like the ABU. Republicans dominate in the state House, Senate and the governor’s mansion, and there’s no sign of that changing soon. Utahns tend to prefer a more conservative approach to government, both in style and…

Alliance for a Better UTAH calls out Speaker Hughes for red herring on Healthy Utah [UPH Wire]

MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT: Josh Kanter Founder & Board President, Alliance for a Better Utah info@betterutah.org 801.893.2281 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 29, 2015 *Better UTAH calls out Speaker Hughes for red herring on Healthy Utah* In an interview with Utah Policy, Speaker Hughes is reported to have said that the “Gang of Six” is making progress “but it all hinges on what the Supreme Court does next month.” In response, Better UTAH Founder and Board President, Josh Kanter, issued the following statement: “Speaker Hughes has again thrown out a red…