Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne Introduces Counterproposal to the Tax Restructuring and Equalizat

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2019 Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne Introduces Counterproposal to the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force SALT LAKE CITY – Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne (D-West Valley City) has unveiled a tax reform counterproposal to the plan released by the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force chairs. “We appreciate the work that task force chairs have done. Our proposal builds on their work with key changes to prevent shifting the tax burden from the wealthy to working families and the middle class,” said Senator Mayne. “Just like your household budget, the budget of our state reflects our values. This proposal says we value educating our chi

Utah Senate Democrats Support Conversion Therapy Ban

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2019 Utah Senate Democrats Support Conversion Therapy Ban SALT LAKE CITY - Conversion therapy is a dangerous and discredited practice that has been rejected by every mainstream medical and mental health organization. Attempting to force an individual to change their sexual orientation or gender identity is insulting, dangerous, and unethical. The harmful practice puts our youth at risk, and we support legislative action to ban its practice in Utah. Due to the lack of action in the last legislative general session to ban conversion therapy, we believe the proposed Psychologist Licensing Board administrative rule is a reasonable, common sense measure to end t

Sen. Escamilla Receives Utah Medical Association Distinguished Legislative Service Award

SALT LAKE CITY– Senator Luz Escamilla (D- Salt Lake City) was presented with the Utah Medical Association’s 2019 “Distinguished Legislative Service Award” at the 125th annual meeting of the UMA House of Delegates. The award recognizes her distinguished service in the Legislature, as well as her dedication to healthcare legislation benefitting Utah patients across our state. Senator Escamilla has committed her career to ensuring that all Utahns have access to affordable, quality healthcare. In recent years, she has worked to protect the rights of medical cannabis patients, ensuring that at-risk first-time mothers have access to both prenatal and postnatal care, and advocating for full Medicai

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