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Published: Tuesday, March 12 2013 8:00 a.m. MDT

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Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

Amen

Seems to be the government plays the game and waits til it is too late to stop the bad bills from passing.

Scouter
Midvale, UT

Totally agree, too. This shouldn't happen. History has shown us that some of the worst bills get passed during this time. This is when last year's sex ed bill was passed, and the year before that, the GRAMA changes went through in the "scary session." Put an end to it, Legislature!!

Winglish
Lehi, UT

I could not agree more. The deceptive practice of hiding one's bill until the last moment should be cause enough alone to decide that the bill is without merit.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Of course this thing is rigged to favor politicians who don't want their bills to be fully vetted. That's called "politics" and in Utah, it is practiced in its finest form. Ever heard of "boxcar bills?" This article is just the tip of the iceberg. Ask any of the leadership and they likely would tell you the earth would quit turning on its axis if they were suddenly not in power any more. Many years we'd be better off if they didn't meet at all, in my opinion.

I tell you, Washington DC has NOTHING over State and Local Government when it comes to politics (and dirty tricks)......absolutely nothing!

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

The Utah legislature is fixed so that serious matters get no attention and huge amounts of energy are expended on silliness. It's good entertainment, but a lousy way to make laws.

Utah_1
Salt Lake City, UT

Scouter,
2011 HB477 Grama had 2 committee meetings and was not originally passed during the described period of time.it passed the hose 9 days prior to 2,d of session.

2012 HB 363 health Ed bill passed a house committee a month befor the end of session. Two weeks later it was voted on in the house. Two weeks later it was voted on in the Senate. You are correct it got one committee. Not fast. Bills can move fast but you picked the wrong ones

Orem Parent
Orem, UT

I remember the omnibus bill in 2008 in regards to public ed. The legislators took every one of their bills that had been defeated and rolled them into one omnibus bill that held other bills hostage until the whole mess was passed. We still haven't recovered from that mess.

What a joke.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Excellent editorial. Thanks.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

"Ask any of the leadership and they likely would tell you the earth would quit turning on its axis if they were suddenly not in power any more." Almost verbatim from a certain US Senator prior to the election.

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