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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah Legislature faces myriad issues as week 3 begins

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 9:23 p.m.

    Your first effort though needs to be to add a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing that the individual's right to liquor shall not be infringed. - GiuseppeG

    But liquor is NOT infringed in Utah. As matter of point, Utah makes a hefty profit from liquor.

    4 word reply:

    State. Run. Liquor. Store.

  • GiuseppeG Murray, Utah
    Feb. 10, 2013 7:40 p.m.

    @ Moderate: Noble effort to put guns on the same playing field as liquor. Your first effort though needs to be to add a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing that the individual's right to liquor shall not be infringed.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 6:01 p.m.

    They will go farther right than Hannity at Roves's house.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 11:11 a.m.

    I'd like to see the State Legislature ban private sale of guns in Utah, and move gun sales to new State Gun Stores. That move with liquor "makes us safer", they claim, so it naturally follows that State Gun Stores would make us safer. It would move control to the state level, and is Constitutionally sound.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    Interesting that the choice of an illustration for this article was a gun. But I guess that is one of the first things that pops into most readers' heads. That or a big banner with the words NO FEDS HERE on it.

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    We need more and larger refineries. How to do it as clean as possible should be the question.

  • Trapped in Utah heber city, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 4:04 a.m.

    this is not about shutting down the refineries and loss of jobs - this is about permitting expansion of industry that will increase the pollution levels and mandating that the existing industries modernize their facilities with the tools available to minimize pollution.

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 2:15 a.m.

    People that are working, but struggling to have enough money to pay bills often target a mortgage/rent, utilities, transportation and then food. When someone walks into a store with $3 left to buy food, you don't tell them it is OK they don't have enough money to buy milk or chicken, they will get $80 at the end of the year. Raising the tax on food increases the number of people needing help from the community, church or government and is the wrong thing to do.

    I am hopeful this will not pass the house this year, like an increase in the food tax didn't pass the house in 2011 even though it passed the senate.

    The proposal that passed the senate in 2011 and was killed in the house was to lower the overall sales tax and raise the tax on food to match. It was to be no overall increase on tax.

    That still would have hit fixed income individuals and those struggling to make it in the current economy.