A recent trip for some lawmakers, lobbyists and UTA officials to Switzerland has raised some eyebrows because of the lavish accommodations and potential conflicts of interest.
Funding for the trip included some tax dollars, but no UTA money.
The transit-oriented Utah 2040 PAC put up money for travel. World Trade Center Utah, a nonprofit that promotes Utah business interests, gave $10,000 for three dinner events in Switzerland. House Speaker Greg Hughes kicked in money from his leadership PAC, and some travelers paid their own way.
The elected officials, 2040 PAC and the Hughes Leadership PAC are expected to report their expenses on their financial disclosure reports. As of Dec. 9, the trip expenses had not yet been reported online.
In an effort to help readers better understand the issue, this list recounts where legislators, UTA board members and lobbyists spent their time in Switzerland in September.For a detailed itinerary of the Switzerland trip,