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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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Monday mish-mash: Legal pot, broken votes

A couple of oddities: The S-E’s editorial Sunday called for those doing the redistricting of Utah into 4 congressional district to be sure and keep Weber and Davis together as a block. The idea is that since people in those … Read More

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Legislature to Utah Public: Go Away

Yeah, I know, members of the Legislature are greatly misunderstood people who are only trying to do their best for the public, serving selflessly through those long dreary hours at the Capitol and nobody appreciates them. Sniff! Horse cookies. They’re on … 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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Capitalism bites the carpenters in Vegas

Interesting story in the Washington Post today (click) about the demise of the construction industry in Vegas and what it’s doing to the carpenters there. It’s an interesting story on the view it gives of carpenters in Vegas who, during … Read More

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Would your God’s theme park have meat balls?

A link to a story about the governor of Kentucky favoring tax incentives to build a theme park based on the  creationist version of the Bible got me to thinking: Why not do something similar in Utah? If tax incentives … Read More

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Tea Party AWAKE! Hatch, Bishop, Matheson are expanding government again

I see where Utah’s congressional delegation is trying to expand government, impose undue regulation and legislate requirements on federal agencies that hamper their ability to do their jobs as efficiently as possible. I assume the Tea Party will be up … Read More

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Will Alaska do what Utah lacks the guts to do?

I see where the Tea Party favorite for Senator from Alaska seems to be winning the primary, story here (click). What is fascinating me, and many commentors, is the statements by Joe Miller that he intends to take Alaska off … Read More

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Energy Solutions wants to gamble with Utah lives again

Apparently Energy Solutions still thinks Utah is a “low use” segment of the population, not to mention pretty stupid. So what else is new? The current proposal by Energy Solutions is to bring hotter nuclear waste to Utah even though … Read More

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Utah snatching fed land? But that's MY land.

We see that Gov. Herbert has signed the silly and potentially expensive bill to have Utah use emminent domain to take federal lands in the state. A story (click) here discusses it in someone else’s newspaper, so take it for … Read More

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