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Archive for the ‘Utah’ Category

05
Apr

By: Brendan O’Connor, Fusion, April 4, 2017 Days before the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as protests at Standing Rock intensified and the costliest wildfire in United States history burned across Big Sur, some 150 current and former state legislators gathered in Colonial Williamsburg for a weekend of role play—to debate amendments […]

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13
Sep

More than two months have passed since the commission’s leaders promised to spend 30 days investigating questionable billing practices  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following more than two months of stalling by the Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) today […]

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11
Jul

By: Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, July 8, 2016 The Utah Legislature is reevaluating the $912,000 it has paid to lawyers and other outside consultants after an advocacy group pointed out some expenditures appear to fall outside the scope and restrictions outlined in their contracts, such as first-class air travel and stays at high-end hotels. […]

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06
Jul

By: Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, July 6, 2016 Lawyers and other consultants promoting Utah’s bid to take control of public lands have billed the state for luxury travel as well as for work that appears outside the scope of their contracts, according to a review of invoices posted on the Utah Legislature’s website. […]

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06
Jul

Photo: Flickr: Drew Tarvin FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 Expensive travel, alcohol, and prohibited lobbying all apparently billed to Utah taxpayers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a letter to the chairs of the Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands and the director and legislative general counsel of […]

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16
Mar

Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to investigate State Rep. Ken Ivory (R-West Jordan) for obstructing justice by lying to state investigators and for misusing official resources to promote a nonprofit he […]

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20
Jul

By: Anne L. Weismann Originally appeared in The Hill, July 15th, 2015 The idea that states can compel the federal government to return ownership and control of federal lands may seem far-fetched, but there are some in Western states who claim it is possible. Founded on convoluted and inaccurate interpretations of the Constitution and state […]

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