MWEG in the News
May 15, 2023
Opinion: Why Gov. Cox says we don’t need to disagree less — we need to disagree better
Recently, I attended a speech given to local high school students and community members by Gov. Spencer Cox as part of his Connecting Utah Tour. Read more on deseret.com.
May 12, 2023
Documentary screening encourages conversation on abortion, other politically charged topics
On Dec. 30, 1994, John Salvi shot and killed workers at two abortion clinics in the Boston suburb of Brookline. The shooting became a political flashpoint for both the pro-choice and anti-abortion movements in Massachusetts and across the country. Read more on heraldextra.com.
April 23, 2023
Utah lawmakers passed 363 bills in last week. Two advocates say this is a problem.
The Utah state legislative session is a whirlwind of activity as our representatives work to get a year’s worth of state business accomplished in just 45 days each year. This year’s session was no exception. Read more on SLTrib.com.
February 19, 2023
An independent Office of Performance Evaluations keeps Idaho government accountable
If you haven’t heard of Idaho’s Office of Performance Evaluations, you’re not the only one. The OPE isn’t flashy or sensational. Its purpose is as straightforward as its name: to conduct performance evaluations of state agencies or programs. Read more on idahostatesman.com.
January 21, 2023
'Use your voice': Elected female officials mentor women to get involved
Sandy Mayor Monica Zoltanski didn't picture herself as a government leader. Originally a city prosecutor in Sandy, Zoltanski first got involved in local government issues when she started the Keep Dimple Dell Wild initiative in 2017 that stopped the city from paving a trail in Sandy. Read more on KSL.com.
January 11, 2023
Arizona regulators approve slimmer Southwest Gas rate increase
Most home customers of Southwest Gas in Arizona will see an average monthly increase of less than $3 starting in February, while low-income customers may see lower bills under new rates approved by state regulators Tuesday. Read more on tucson.com.
January 10, 2023
Utah’s redistricting map fight will move to the Utah Supreme Court. How’d we get there?
The Utah Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case questioning if the state’s newly instated congressional district maps are constitutional. Read more on KUER.org.
January 10, 2023
Utah’s Supreme Court will hear the gerrymandering lawsuit. That could spell trouble, Robert Gehrke writes.
The Utah Supreme Court has agreed to consider the state’s appeal that a lawsuit alleging lawmakers gerrymandered Utah’s congressional districts should be thrown out — and it could create real headaches for the litigation going forward. Read more on SLTrib.com.
January 9, 2023
Radioactive Podcast — 1-9-23
In late-breaking news today, Campaign Legal Center, League of Women Voters of Utah (LWVUT) and Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) learned their gerrymandering lawsuit against the Utah Legislature would proceed to the Utah Supreme Court. Guests: Kathy Biele of the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake and Laura Lewis Eyi of Mormon Women for Ethical Government. Read more on KRCL.org.
January 9, 2023
Utah Supreme Court to hear redistricting lawsuit
The lawsuit regarding the state’s allegedly unconstitutional congressional redistricting process is heading to the Utah Supreme Court. Read more on ABC4.com.
January 7, 2023
Utah Supreme Court grants legislature's appeal in redistricting case
The Utah Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit over the state's congressional redistricting process. Read more on fox13now.com.