In a right wing Republican Republic the people in power should be able to hide
information from the masses they control.
'By all aspects this law (HB477) is against the law, it basic repeals the
federal law of freedom of information access and well as creating a governmnet
of secrecy.' - My2Cents | 6:00 a.m. I agree.
By all aspects this law (HB477) is against the law, it basic repeals the federal
law of freedom of information access and well as creating a governmnet of
secrecy. I don't think a bill should be bothered with technical aspects of how
information is requested or given because that is not even relevant.If the government agency's spend and waste so much time in complying with
GRAMMA then there is a problem with the government offices trying to censor
information. No government worker should have or be authorized the use of cell
phones paid for by taxpayers. Regardless of where or how government employees
are doing there jobs, it is the property of the taxpayers. I wonder how many
millions of dollars of an agency's budget is relegated to cell phone purchase
and use? Any medium used to perform the duties of a government job are public
records and privacy is irrelevant. If government owned property, cell phones,
are used for private use they are breaking the law. Government owned cell phones
are subject to wire taps without the consent of the user therefore all
information is public records.
@Gifford VanBuren" If he had vetoed it the house could have
over-ruled him..."That is the weakest excuse I have ever heard.
If he was truly against this bill he would have vetoed it and dared the
legislature to override him. A principled man doesn't sell his principles
becuase it is convenient and to avoid conflict.
This is from the same Legislature who seek to indoctrinate our youth that we're
a Republic, not a democracy. This is apparently how they think a Republic
operates, essentially unchecked power, arrogance & disdain for the
public.Perhaps the people need to educate the Legislature on
precisely who has the power in our state. The results to date would indicate
it's the Legislature who presides over the people.
From another article in this newspaper, "Lockhart, who was in her office
Monday working to identify candidates for the interim study committee that will
work to address the concerns about HB477..." My concerns is
that Lockhart, a pusher of HB477 is working to ID candidates for the committee -
now that's fair and balanced.
I'm not in favor of this bill, but I gotta tell you the way the journalists have
whined about this thing while trying to appear "objective" has been
the most offensive.Herbert isn't the one to blame here. If he had vetoed
it the house could have over-ruled him and it would have become a law. Instead
he signed it with a delayed date so that there can be a discussion and hopefully
support can build behind it.Go after the senators that sponsored the bill!
You know this bill stunk when Chris Buttars couldn't even swallow it! Imagine -
in one week, he does it right twice - voted against 477 and quit the
legislature. Hip - Hip - Hurrayyy!!!
Who was it the worked in the dark? Oh, that's right - Satan, and
now, so a much lesser extent (but an extent just the same) the Utah
To TallGuy: The SPJ has discussed this issue throughout the local and national
media well before the bestowing of this "prestigious" honor. For those
of us who read the local and national media regularly we have seen the op-ed
pieces. Just a thought sir.
Tallguy, you have no idea the difference between out of control PETA whackos and
SPJ. SPJ is a legitimate functioning entity which helps college students and
professional journalists continue to provide the news and expose crooked
politicos.Gov. Herbert made a major mistake with this bill. By signing
this he's lumped himself into the rest of the group of politicos who think
they're above having to answer for anything they do. If text messages
aren't relevant in the political process then they should not be used in
convicting people of criminal acts. Herbert lost my vote with this one,
as did Hughes in Dist. 51.
SPJ is doing exactly what it should do in this case.
So, it's like the 'Razzies?' The award is, basically, an insult?
Oh. Then Herbert deserves it. As, we pay his wages... but he doesnt have to tell us who he emails. *'E-mail raises new
questions about influence of Herbert campaign contributions' - By John Daley and
Lisa Riley Roche - DSNews - 09/28/10 Herbert gets $50,000 in
donations. The donor gets a $1.7 billion I-15 project. FYI,
this was 6 months before Herbert signed HB477, the bill DENYING you access to
his emails... into law.
Wow! The SPJ has sunk to the level of PETA! No, that's not a good thing! How about discussing things like adults instead of childish pranks to