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Published: Monday, Jan. 23 2012 12:00 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT



Orrin Hatch isn't interested in representing Utahns anymore- he just wants to stay in Washington. 36 years is far to long for such power. A vote for the NDAA is certainly not in the interest of the people- but of power

I Will Be Till I Die
Holladay, UT


Maricopa, AZ

Yes Johnson, prayers, that thing that's been done since this country was born.
Try it, you might learn something, like respect.

Brigham City, UT

Heaven help us.

Morgan Duel
Taylorsville, UT

The legislators are elected to represent all of the citizens of the state.

However there are times when I wonder if the legislators really believe that.

Some laws are written and passed that benefit the sponsor. He is a lawyer and works in the Divorce field and writes the law for his benefit by making it a necessity of an attorney to be involved in the divorce.

The husband then spends more than $100,000 to get away from an abusive wife who ruined his life during marriage and wants to destroy it after the divorce.

And on and on it goes.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

âI believe in you. The public believes in you. We should believe in each other.â

Senate President Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville

The public believes? Can Sen. Waddoups cite his source?

Provo, UT

Cut off ALL State freebies, benefits and any other support given to Illegals!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

I had this horrible nightmare last night. I dreamed the Utah legislature was back in session and Becky Lockhart was speaker of the house. Also in my nightmare, the Osmonds were singing songs written by Orrin Hatch. I woke up in a cold sweat with my heart pounding...it was awful.

I wonder what insane laws they'll pass this year in the name of keeping government small?

Heber City, UT

Probably more useless laws. I think they could meet every 4 years and the state would continue on functioning quite well. It seems their idea if being a good representative is to introduce lots of bills and go back to their district and say, "what a good boy/girl I am. See what I have done for you."

Dark Reaver

Prayers by one religion? Or all religions? That's what I'd like to know. Stupid question, since each religion claims it's the true religion. Were American Indian's allowed to pray to their gods before the Congress?

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

Actually, if the state legislature passed laws effectively rolling up "the welcome mat" we have out for illegal aliens they could save up to 400 million per year to use on things for ACTUAL LEGAL CITIZENS.

Repealing HB116, revoking the "drivers privilage cards", and NEVER using state money to print ANYTHING in any language other than English would be a good starting point.

Salt Lake City, UT

The public does NOT believe in you, Mr. Waddoups.

**'Utahns with HIV, AIDS upset with Legislative committee's indecision on federal grant program' - By James Thalman - Deseret News - 04/14/10

'Utah Senate President Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville, along with Republican members of the state Executive Appropriations Committee, voted to approve state participation in dozens of other grants at an April 6 meeting. But they unexpectedly held up the AIDS grant application...'

Because you delay funding for life-saving medications to Utahns...

for no, good, reason.

Kearns, UT

Lets see what damage these right wing zealots can do this year!

Or better put, lets see how far back into the stoneage they can send us this time around.

Two steps forward (Leavitt/Huntsman), 8 steps back (Herbert, Chaffetz, Wimmer).


Each governing body, the House and the Senate opened with prayers from LDS Seventy. Wow, is this General Conference Winter Edition or is the Utah State Legislature back in session?

Somewhere, UT

I think that it is interesting that it was prayed for that our legislature realize that getting the credit is not important. I say that when a bill is presented no name should be attached. Everyone should read the bill and decide if it is something in the best interest of the State or not and then decide to support it or not. I think most of them look at the name and say yes or no based on that alone.

Kearns, UT

Citizens watch your backs. That should be the title of the article. Closed doors and secrecy laws I hope don't rule the session.


Could not all our lawmakers just stay home this year and the money saved up in the Education Fund? Between them and and Washington we are "legislated" to death. Those things that need to be worked on are passed over/tabled/left to another time or debated to death. Give the citizens a break and give the Utah legislature and Congress a year off a year off!!

Navajo Hogan
Salt Lake City, UT

Um, what happened to seperation of church and state?

Oh, that's right I forgot. If its, "our" religion imposing on everyone else it doesn't matter.

Dark Reaver

I've always wondered about the "Rainy Day Fund". With Utah always ranked in the very low end of spending on our youth's education, what exacty does "Rainy Day" mean if it doesn't apply to Utah's education for it's future?

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