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Published: Saturday, Jan. 26 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

Please...A list of names of those on the "committee". Legislators, Real Estate agents, both...?

Impartial7
DRAPER, UT

Another Utah lie from Republican leaders. "Let the free market reign & get government out of the way" Except when Utah Republican businessmen (& lawmakers) can get taxpayers to foot the bill as they line their pockets. Hypocritical crooks.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

This is what happens when 1 party rules. No transparency, no accountability to the public, and a government more concerned with themselves than anything else.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Yes, let's name all the members of that committee and all those who are pushing for this -- along with information about their business interests.

I'll bet that nearly all are in a position to benefit financially from this.

But it's just in keeping with the Republican economic motto: Socialize costs, privatize profits.

Nothing new here.

one old man
Ogden, UT

This afternoon the Tribune carried an article about which special interest groups "donated" the most money to Utah legislators' campaign funds.

The Utah Realtors Association led the way.

the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

What a shame when the people don't seem to want it moved.

Lonster
Sandy, UT

What is said about the loss of volunteers working at the prison, in many different areas, is correct --- my wife and I volunteered there for many years along with hundreds of others in SL Valley, and one of the reasons we could do it was it didn't take all that long to drive out there. While I suppose new volunteers could be obtained from areas around a new prison location, the population to choose from would be less by several orders of magnitude.

If the final move/don't move decision is up to Gov. Herbert, get the moving boxes out since he has shown time and again he's a follower, not a leader (and the only reason he's in the Statehouse is because Gov. Huntsman left).

not here
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

The only people that are to blame is the people of Utah that only vote one way and one way only. Stop and think your the ones that voted them in to office and now you want to complain about them. And are they not he same bunch that told you ethics would be controled by them and them only? Because you the people realy needed no say in the matter. All so look at your AG do's that say anything?

Dektol
Powell, OH

If developers want the land they should pay all costs for the new Prison as well as all costs for prisoner transport and employee travel that is more than what it is currently: forever.

They want it moved, PAY FOR IT. No land is worth that much.

DucatiCR
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ahhhh the Utah Legislature, limited government until it means they can find a way to line their pockets with profits through a background deal.

But hey, we keep electing them right? So this must be the definition of insanity because we keep electing the same old white guys who 9 out of every 10 dollars they rase for election is from special interests.

When will people learn that being involved in politics is more than listening to Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, and being angry at the other party for not doing what you want them to do - you have to engage.

Or Maybe the People of Utah enjoy the "Limited Government" Utah Republican approach to "Hey it's your life, but we will tell you how to live it" approach.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

This will not end well...except for a select few.

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