Utah's campaign disclosure laws lacking

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  • Government Man.
    Sept. 18, 2008 9:20 p.m.

    Clean up the money and you will clean up government. Government done in the daylight is better than government done in Republican back rooms. Save Utah vote Democratic this fall.

  • jake
    Sept. 18, 2008 12:56 p.m.

    has anyone thought about just copying the best existing system? It is difficult to imagine it would not less expensive than building your own, but then people forget that the most obvious solution is often the best solution.
    Elections are important..think about it!

  • Utah Corruption
    Sept. 18, 2008 4:58 a.m.

    With ethics violations in Goverment
    Bad Laws
    There is no Law in Utah.
    Quite clear many of us recognize the problems going way back to the beginning and before Statehood
    First is no seperation from the LDS Church
    This is a must so people are free to choose
    This may be Utah, Just the same this is the United State in America, Not a seperate Country like Cuba
    The only way for change is voting incumbunts out and Republicans with LDS leadership ideas

  • Elkman
    Sept. 17, 2008 8:59 p.m.

    I wonder if we could get a law passed before November 4th on Campaign Reform. The new law needs to stop Greg Curtis from being able to keep his cool 500,000 thousand after he loses big to Jay Seegmiller. Maybe Curtis can lend this money to struggling illegal immigrants that work for all the developers who gave him the money!!! We need good open government. Vote Democratic this fall!!!

  • Yay Hoo
    Sept. 17, 2008 7:36 p.m.

    Yay hoo! We got a D-.
    Our moms will be proud...

  • Not quite, HOORAY
    Sept. 17, 2008 7:19 p.m.

    I didn't take the Lt. Governor's staff comment to be something (a D-minus) he was happy about - he admitted it was poor and mentioned that his office is always striving for improvement.

    Perhaps its the laws, not the Lt.Gov's office who should be addressed in comments here. Mr. Davidson does a fine job of pointing that out, I think....

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 17, 2008 5:32 p.m.

    Um, I say Utah should receive an "A." I have just as much credibility as some stupid "public interest" group.

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 17, 2008 5:17 p.m.

    Until it is illegal for lawmakers to accept anything from any outside source, the system you have in place will be a corrupt one.

    Lot's of luck getting that changed.

  • Hooray, we passed!
    Sept. 17, 2008 5:04 p.m.

    "A D-minus is poor, obviously. But I think we're at least moving in the right direction."

    This reminds me of a college buddy who celebrated when he finally passed his Calculus class with a C-minus (after failing twice). He shouted, "Hooray, I'm adequate!"

    A D-minus is definitely nothing to celebrate. We voters should demand much better from our legislators. We should hold them accountable for their lack of disclosure and resistance to finance and ethics reforms. But then again, this is Utah, so having (R) next to your name is good enough for the vast majority of voters.

  • Utah's Demopublican
    Sept. 17, 2008 2:44 p.m.

    What's new?

    Utah is a steady history of lax ethics and rife with conflict of interest problems since and before it became a state.

    Interestingly, over the past few election cycles here in Utah, it has been the Republicans who have consistently shot down attempts at making the electoral process more transparent...

    So much for the honesty and uprightness of the party of Utah values...

    Vote straight Democratic ticket in November 2008 to get some REAL things done, instead of more of Bushnomics and Reznick/Butters crapiolla.