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…