Recent Articles by John Florez
Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 9:14 pm MDT
A healthy workforce is a healthy economy. “I don’t offer free breakfast out of kindness to my employees, I do so because I know they are more productive when I do. It’s a business investment,&...
Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 5:50 pm MDT
Now it can be told. The statute of limitations has run out. Now, I can confess my crime, and my love affair with Derks Field. Before it was Derks Field, it was called the Community Park, built in 1915 in Salt L...
Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 5:15 pm MDT
There are solutions to intergenerational poverty. As with any government entity in our system of government, nothing will change until the citizens demand it.
Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 11:06 pm MDT
Professionals have created a big “social industrial complex” that deals with symptoms of poverty and not the causes. Intergenerational poverty is a family problem, not an individual one, and must be...
Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 7:24 pm MDT
The lawmakers want to make political points by lambasting federal money and big government then work hard to get federal money. For politicians that say they don’t want federal money, it’s ironic th...
Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 8:17 pm MDT
Somehow, some of the current slate of legislators seem to only give lip service to their principles, then do the opposite. Issues may change; principles should not.
Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 1:31 pm MST
Sen. Howard Stephenson, chairman of the Education Committee, wants to start a $2.8 million bureaucracy that duplicates and circumvents the constitutional responsibility of the Utah State Board of Education.
Published: Friday, February 28, 2014 4:44 pm MST
In our two-party system, the friendly opposition is supposed to challenge policies that allow for public debate. However, in Utah where one party dominates, it discourages public scrutiny vital for good policym...
Published: Friday, February 21, 2014 10:01 pm MST
One of the characteristics of insulated institutions, such as the Utah Legislature, is to defend the status quo by stonewalling, ignoring, deafness and discrediting its critics. So don’t expect the Legisl...
Published: Friday, February 14, 2014 6:51 pm MST
The question taxpayers should ask lawmakers is, “If this were your own money, would you spend it this way?”