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PM News Brief: Burgess Owens On Critical Race Theory, Finding Baby Deer & Salt Lake City Cemetery

Utah publishes pay equity study for executive employees. The Utah governor’s planning and budgeting bureau released a study Monday analyzing the wage gap between executive employees. At first glance, men in government agencies earn 21% more than women. White people do 17% more than people with color. However, when you factor in factors such as job type and tenure that change results, the gap narrows to “essentially zero,” according to Nate Talley, assistant director in the governor’s bureau of planning and budget. The study also found that women and people of color are under-represented in higher-paying jobs. Read the full story. – Emily means.
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Burgess Owens Falsely Claims Salt Lake ‘Defunded’ Police by $5 Million And Murders Went Up 40%

On Fox News Monday, Rep. Burgess Owens falsely claimed that Salt Lake City “defunded” its police department by $5 million, and connected that to an increase in murders. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake did make an adjustment to its budget last year, but the department was not “defunded,” as Owens claimed. About $2.5 million went toward funding for social workers and another $2.8 million went into a holding account, but it was never removed from the police budget. That being said, the department’s $79.1 million budget was only down $3 million compared to the year before.
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Burgess Owens rips Stacey Abrams: Insulting to say Black people cannot get ID

House Judiciary Committee member Burgess Owens, R-Utah, said on Wednesday that Stacey Abrams' claim that the Georgia voter ID law is racist is an "insult" to Black people. BURGESS OWENS: ...the greatest threat to Democrats is American people, no matter what color, who are part of the middle class. Those people who are no longer dependent on the government. They have faith, they have a vision for their family.
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Burgess Owens slams Biden's 'disgusting and offensive' claim that Georgia voting law is 'Jim Crow on steroids'

Rep. Burgess Owens took aim at President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party over claims that Georgia’s new voting law is “Jim Crow on steroids.”. “President Biden said of the Georgia law, ' This is Jim Crow on steroids .' With all due respect, Mr. President, you know better. It is disgusting and offensive to compare the actual voter suppression and violence of that era that we grew up in with a state law that only asks that people show their ID,” Owens, who grew up in the Jim Crow South, said Tuesday during a Senate judiciary hearing called “Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote.”
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Rep. Burgess Owens: I ‘Actually Experienced Jim Crow,’ ‘Disgusting and Offensive to Compare’ It to Georgia Election Law

Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) said it was “disgusting and offensive” for Democrats — including President Joe Biden — to frame Georgia’s new election law as reminiscent of Jim Crow laws during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing entitled, “Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote.”
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Utah’s U.S. senators, representatives decry Salt Lake Tribune’s Rep. Burgess Owens cartoon as ‘repugnant’; seek ‘formal apology’

UTAH, April 15, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah’s U.S. Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney, and Representatives Chris Stewart, John Curtis and Blake Moore, have released a joint statement asking The Salt Lake Tribune to take down a cartoon that appears to compare Rep. Burgess Owens to a member of the Ku Klux Klan after his reactions during a recent visit to the nation’s southern border.