Utah Senator’s efforts earn media award

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

Last year about this time, most Utah media organizations, and a great many of our readers, listeners and viewers, were in the middle of a knock-down, drag-out political battle with members of the Utah Legislature. The issue was HB477, a stealth measure that leapt out in the closing days of the session and tore the heart out of the state’s open-records act.

The response was both a concerted campaign by the professionals in the Utah Media Coalition (including The Salt Lake Tribune) and a popular outcry by a great many others, all urging that the law be repealed. In less than a month, it was.