Utah ranked first in the nation for volunteering for ninth year running [UPH Wire]

For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov mobile: (801) 755-3085 Utah ranked first in the nation for volunteering for ninth year running SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 17, 2014) – For the ninth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has ranked Utah first in the U.S. for voluntarism because of Utahns’ generosity and commitment to improve their communities. On Wednesday, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism announced the 2014 Volunteering and Civic Life in America (VCLA) report ranked Utah as the…

Sen. Bramble gets year-end recognition for role in Count My Vote compromise [UPH Wire]

Contact: Isaac Holyoak Communications Director, Alliance for a Better UTAH 801.664.9751 | isaac@betterutah.org – – – – – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 15, 2014 Sen. Bramble gets year-end recognition for role in Count My Vote compromise – – – – – Salt Lake City — In what some will certainly call a case of strange bedfellows, good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH awarded its first 2014 Better Beehive Award to Sen. Curt Bramble for his efforts in engineering the Count My Vote compromise, or SB54. That bill,…

Senator Mike Lee Remarks on the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act U.S. Senator Mike Lee [UPH Wire]

Remarks on the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act U.S. Senator Mike Lee 12/10/14 Mr./Madam President, the bill before us today at once represents the best of our nation, and some of the worst of Washington. On the one hand, the primary purpose of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) represents the best of America. In past years, it has been one of the few consistently bipartisan pieces of legislation considered by the Senate, and it has usually been afforded lengthy debate and an open and transparent amendment process on the…