Sen. Stuart Adams' article states that SB243 will enable “an easy, voluntary and effective way" to improve air quality. But his proposal isn’t truly voluntary and won’t be effective. Read more »
In 1975, as an active Latter-Day Saint, I was surprised to learn that language still in the Idaho Constitution prohibited anyone from holding public office who "believed in or practiced Celestial or Eternal marriage." Read more »
When I sat down to read the Deseret News the other morning, I was very eager to read the Weekend Section ... To my utter disappointment, the headline I read from Chris Hicks’ column said, “Academy Awards are nothing more... Read more »
Wage is relative. When the minimum wage is raised, eventually everyone's wage is raised. Prices are raised, The person earning the minimum wage is eventually reduced to the same state he or she was at before the minimum wage was raised. Read more »
Internet service providers already have a monopoly and need no further consolidation of their power. Read more »
Americans shouldn't put up with any blanket surveillance of their activities or any infringement of their rights. The NSA's domestic spying programs should be dismantled and Congress should take action to make certain that they can't... Read more »
In the same week that the Russian Army lines up a 150,000 man mechanized army on the borders of Ukraine and stages a bloodless invasion of Crimea, U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel announces our intent to scrap all of our A-10 aircraft... Read more »
Years ago when the Los Angeles International Airport was built, that it was located truly out in the boonies, ... as time went by, people began building and residing closer and closer to the airport, and that is too often the way we... Read more »
After a year, opposition to Common Core in Utah looks to be only getting stronger. The Deseret News published a piece on 400 people who rallied at the Capitol, and as you certainly know, that's a huge number, especially when... Read more »
In November of 2008, I was told by my doctors that I had end-stage kidney failure, and would need a kidney transplant. Among other factors, I was able to receive this lifesaving surgery because of a great nation and state that have... Read more »
Let's set the record straight. I have been increasingly annoyed by reading misrepresentations in articles and letters appearing in the news about CNG cars and taxes. I ask that the Deseret... Read more »
It has been said that the people of Utah will do anything for the education of their children — except pay money. The same may be said about the elimination of air pollution. These are perhaps a little harsh, but they carry... Read more »
In recent surveys, the vast majority of Utah citizens have favored a change; they would prefer a direct primary election system over the current caucus/convention system. The Legislature, predictably, seems to favor maintaining the... Read more »
On Feb. 12, Gerald Larsen listed “Count My Vote’s five major flaws.” Here is my brief rebuttal. First, Larsen claims face-to-face communication is the best way to vet candidates, thus let’s keep... Read more »
Responding to concerns about the gas tax (“Per-gallon tax outdated” Feb. 25). The math is current, reliable and miraculously accounts for vehicle mileage and weight. Read more »
For me, it's not the issue being debated or what I may personally believe, but what I perceive to be the intractable positions these or other groups may take. Are they the ones I want "tending the hen house?" Read more »
Concerning President Obama using executive orders to accomplish his goals: I think it is interesting that he has decided to use is almost as a threat. However, if he wants to get anything strong passed ... then this may be a solution. Read more »
The current proposal of Mayor McAdams is not the solution. The Salt Lake Valley is already divided into cities, and each of these unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County is so diverse, with different priorities and needs. Read more »
Using a per-gallon tax to acquire funds for road maintenance is so outdated. The right formula would take into consideration miles driven per year and vehicle weight. Read more »
The drug war distorts supply and demand dynamics so that big money grows on little trees. If the goal is to deter use, marijuana prohibition is a catastrophic failure. Read more »
I am a working mother ... The cost of preschool is phenomenally difficult to afford, leaving me needing to work even more hours away from my little girl. I do not have the option of teaching my child at home ... Read more »
During the recent smog episode, I developed my worst asthma in 25 years. It created weeks of illness combined with a lung infection. It cost hundreds of dollars in lost overtime/holiday pay and medical costs. I noticed others... Read more »
With regards to efforts to increase education funding by limiting personal income tax exemptions (SB118): The way the current tax system in Utah is structured, the people who utilize the education system the most — large... Read more »
Speaker Rebecca Lockhart should commit the lion’s share of her proposed technology monies to support underfunded programs currently limping along in schools (arts, K-3 reading, gifted programs, teaching assistants, planning and... Read more »
I find a fault in the logic in SB139. This is a effectively a new property tax on a select few. I have heard different state senators say that all cars are more efficient, but they want a select few that own the most efficient to pay... Read more »
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