Limited and Open Government
Real budget reform is finally starting to come to Utah. Instead of constantly raising taxes, its times to take a hard look at what taxpayers fund every year.
Last November, Utah voters passed Prop 2. A month later, Governor Herbert called the Legislature into a special session to pass an amended version of what voters had passed — a proposal that had some additional limitations but...
The Legislature passed a number of great bills to help more Utahns access occupational licenses.
Meaningful reform to the tangible personal property tax was achieved via HB 231.
Justice and Due Process
Utahns win with the new government accountability bill passed just this year.
The “third party doctrine” might have made some sense before the digital era, but our inherent reliance on numerous third parties to facilitate any digital interaction makes it clear that the case law needs a major overhaul.
This bill would restrict a university's ability to adopt overly broad or vague harassment codes that could be used to punish constitutionally protected speech.
Utahns should be able to hold their government accountable when its actions cause them harm.
This bill would allow judges to lower a minimum sentence by up to 50% of what the law dictates, on a case by case basis.
This bill would help thousands of people by automatically expunging records of those with a past low-level criminal history.