Utah high court stops ethics reform ballot initiative in its tracks


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  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 1, 2012 12:39 a.m.

    I think real ethics reform could be good. I believe the Utahns for Ethical Government (UEG) proposal was and is a power grab and should be tossed. I realize that isn't the issue. But I would hope if this ever shows up on the ballot, people will actually realize it is a scam.

    I doubt most people that signed it read the 20 pages and knew all the ramifications.

    The UEG starts by putting in to law Guilty until proven otherwise and goes down from there.

    You do realize that the laws have changed since this was drafted and that the proposal would have to be re-drafted, but can't be as that would toss out the signatures. You do realize that any of the obvious changes proposed were changed by both parties already since this was drafted and what is left are the items that are designed to move power away from those that the people elected to an unelected commission.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    July 31, 2012 6:55 p.m.

    Our state has a real lack of ethics. Changing the law to kill two initiatives (the guest worker bill was the other) was childish. Just like Obama, if someone goes against them, they change the rules.

  • XRepublican Holladay, UT
    July 31, 2012 5:30 p.m.

    Okay, Let's do it again. This time let's add term limits and a second initiative to make creating initiatives very easy. Let's give the power back to the people!