Utah June 2019

Utah Teachers Push for Salary Increase Hundreds of teachers carried signs advocating for a 6% pay increase in front of the Salt Lake City Board of Education. The city’s education association is now proposing a strike in response to the board’s lack of action. Other...

Utah May 2019

Utah Seeks Solutions for Cleaner Air Representative John Curtis is committed to proposing solutions for air pollution throughout the state. Northern Utah’s Wasatch Front Region contains one of the highest levels of pollution in the country during the wintertime. In an...

Utah April 2019

Utah’s Legislators to Raise Smoking Age Nationally Two Utah legislators, Representative Chris Stewart and Representative Diana DeGette, introduced a bill to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21 nationwide. This bill would apply to all tobacco...

Utah March 2019

Utah’s Medicaid Expansion Although Utah has not yet received a waiver from the federal government to expand Medicaid, the state is looking to go forward with the scheduled partial Medicaid expansion. SB 96 is a bill that expands Utah’s Medicaid plan. Utah’s Department...