Tag Archives: Utah Legislature

37 percent raise for Gov. Herbert — Are they nuts??

OK, this morning’s outrage: A state commission reports back that Gov. Herbert and “other top officials” get 37 percent pay raises this year. State employees haven’t had any pay raise in 3  years, maybe 4. None, Zero. Bupkis. And the … Read More

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The traitor is always first to take the loyalty oath

I see where the big government nanny state Republicans in the Legislature are at it again: Now they want everyone in a public school to stand like good little soldiers and pledge allegiance to the flag every day. Somehow, we … Read More

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Legislators Clueless in Salt Lake

Hoo boy. Can it get weirder? Oh most certainly. So the Legislature, as of this writing, has sort of repealed HB 477. Trib story here (click) and our own website (www.standard.net) will have regular updates if our reporter doesn’t go … Read More

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Gold Standard of dumb ideas

The Legislature is working on HB 317, a bill to put Utah on the gold standard and do away with all danger of inflation, or so the sponsors say. You can read the story here (click) but the premise of … Read More

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Where’s the Tea Party when the tax on tea goes up?

I see the Legislature is in the process of raising the sales tax on food. I have no clue why. Apparently someone is worried the high sales tax on non-food items is scaring business away, although since Utah’s economy is … Read More

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Will divorce between heterosexuals be illegal?

OK, so Rep. LaVar Christensen (R-Draper) wants to introduce a bill to say that hetersexual marriage is a “fundimental unit of society,” claiming it predates government, even, and much else. (An aside — how fundimental? In Genesis most of the … Read More

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Stupid lawmakers, Utah version

OK, you are a typical Utah legislator. You preach that government should be run like a business. You even threaten to close services of government — parks anyone? – that don’t bring in enough revenue. So you then look at a … Read More

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Lawmaker Laughs: Another Tea Party ripoff, clean stemware?

Hooboy, the fun never stops. On the state and federal level, the people who get themselves elected on promises of being smart, and reasonable, and representative, waste no time showing their true colors: Stupid, unreasonable if not whacky, and representing … Read More

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Emergency: Parks Threatened, Act Today

This just in from a friend who works for the State Parks system: The State Parks Budget Appropriation Meeting is THIS Tuesday–January 25, 2011 @ 8:00 a.m. Parks are slated for as much as 30% cut to our budget appropriations … Read More

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Thundering idiots are at it again

I was trying to be calm, to be at peace, but then found myself pondering the truely inane statements by Dorsie Van Orton, of the Utah Grassroots Alliance, after passage Thursday of a bill in the Utah House to reject … Read More

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