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Utah House District 54

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  • Mike Kohler
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    Meaghan Miller
    (Dem)

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Utah continues to be one of only 11 states with no limit on the amount of money an individual can contribute to a political campaign, and one of only 5 states with no limits on what a corporation can contribute. Do you favor any limits on donations to political campaigns? Why or why not?

What is the legislature’s role in addressing the homeless problem and assuring affordable housing for the working poor?

Not all school districts are able to provide the same resources for their students. How should we support school districts with lesser ability (primarily because of lower property values) to raise revenue?

The Utah State Constitution reads, in part, "Both male and female citizens of this State shall enjoy equally all civil, political and religious rights and privileges." The Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Should Utah ratify the ERA which expresses the same view as the Utah Constitution? Explain your position.

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Campaign Mailing Address PO Box 683909
Park City, UT 84068
Campaign Email Address meaghan@votemiller54.com
Campaign Phone (801) 635-4129
Current Employment EATS Park City
Education BS - Sports Medicine and a Master's in Healthcare Policy and Regulation
Campaign Website www.votemiller54.com
I am in favor of thoughtful regulations on campaign contributions. This creates more transparency and accountability for our elected officials. Reviewing the rules of other states would be an excellent place to begin and check the additional regulations placed on the Lieutenant Governor's office to enforce these potential regulations.
The Legislature's role in addressing homelessness is to provide appropriate appropriations from Utah's general fund to complement federal grants awarded to support programs through our collaborative federal/state partnerships. Further, the Legislature can appropriate funds toward municipal and county projects designed to address immediate needs and compliment their county or municipal budgets. There is potential for funding incentives to promote well thought, local focus solutions. As this is a multifaceted issue, there is no quick-fix solution; instead, the answer must be creative, well funded, and sustainable. Beyond funding, a consistent statute that allows municipalities the security to collaborate with developers on projects of their deciding is the best way the Legislature can support their local counterparts to address the nuanced problems facing their communities differently.
Interestingly Utah has an incredibly equitable distribution of state funds to school districts, where the systemic inequity lies is our education funding reliance on property tax and the variance that funding model creates. As the legislature works to create sustainable, equitable solutions the lens needs to be on elevating all districts versus taking from some to give to others. Contingent legislation that provides baseline funds to account for enrollment growth and inflation with an increase in the WPU provided by the state are a start to providing additional funding and resources for our school districts.
Yes. Federal law supersedes State law and the ERA amendment in the US Constitution ensures equality of rights, which are in action, primarily in communities of privilege. Where the benefits of the ERA elevate women the most is in our communities where privilege is not abundant. Women represent a growing population of our workforce, thusly increasing our economic output. For no other reason, and there are many than a strong economy, the ERA should be ratified, subsequently solidifying our most significant asset to a growing economy and GDP ensuring our sisters, daughters, mothers, neighbors and friends have an abundance of opportunity throughout our country.