Alliance for a Better Utah honors individuals, groups for contribution to state

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  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 22, 2012 12:50 a.m.

    "Romero was honored for his efforts to secure the public release of Utah's 2010 redistricting records. As a member of the legislative records committee, Romero was the only legislator to vote to release the records — a position ultimately adopted by the Legislature."

    There are only 4 members of the committee, 2 republicans and 2 democrats.

    The paragraph, as written, implies that this was a vote by more than 4 people. Possibly the management committee might weigh in, which has 8 members, 4 D and 4 R's, but not the whole legislature.

    There was never any question that the info could be made public, only that the announced fishing expedition by the state democrat party to see if they should create a lawsuit should not have been paid by the taxpayers. The records would have been release a year earlier if the state democrat party just did what they said they would do, cover the cost.

    It was all grandstanding. The GOP offered to pay the cost for the democrats, which would have released the records, and the democrats didn't allow it.

    A good senator, but he was wrong, as were the democrats for sticking the taxpayers with the bill.