Utah Legislature: Democrats, GOP spar over ethics initiative petitions

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  • aj
    Feb. 25, 2010 12:09 p.m.

    Ditto "Politics at Its Worst". A good example of why the politicians need to be voted out. That's the only message they get.

  • Politics at Its Worst
    Feb. 24, 2010 11:23 a.m.

    So we the voters are too stupid to read and understand the initiative petition before we sign it? Thanks, Republicans, for the compliment.

    For years and years, the vast majority of Utahns have been begging for meaningful ethics reform, and the Legislature has blown us off every time. Believe me, we know what we're doing when we sign the initiative for real reform. And we aren't "bamboozled" one bit by your phony ethics bill, either.

  • Utah Dem
    Feb. 23, 2010 8:31 p.m.

    I am one of the signature gatherers and I have never bamboozled, forced or coerced anyone into signing. They usually sign after reading YET AGAIN another example of unethical behavior from one or more of our infamous legislators.

  • uncannygunman
    Feb. 23, 2010 2:33 p.m.

    It looks like Sen. McAdams tried, unsuccessfully, to change the outrageous provision of this bill that allows signatures to be removed AFTER the deadline for collecting signatures. Think about it--how would the sponsors of a drive EVER know when they had enough signatures in a county if 10 or 20 or 50 percent of the signatories could simply remove their names after it is too late to replace them? Can't see any potential for abuse here, can you?

  • Uninformed
    Feb. 23, 2010 12:58 p.m.

    The Rep. legislators are right- the voting public does make horribly uniformed choices- just look at who they have elected in terms of the majority in the state leg.- proof positive that the ignorant masses cannot be trusted to vote- philospoher kings are the way to go- ohh wait that is exactly what the leg. have said- if we are not informed enough to sign a petition then what must they think about us on a whole host of things- do they fail to see the ignorance in their own positions- very sad