John Swallow accusations prompt call for ethics, campaign finance reform

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 22, 2013 6:39 p.m.

    Its hard to break rules when there are basically no rules to break. The republicans have opposed ethics reforms for years, and will continue to oppose them this year as well.

  • Call4Moderation Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2013 7:48 a.m.

    So the whole article is about how Swallow didn't get campaign contributions, didn't make any money from Johnson, and didn't do anything illegal, and some of you are wondering why conservatives aren't commenting to defend Swallow? Maybe because the article already did that for us...

  • cah orem, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 5:35 a.m.

    I would like to see the Utah republican party take the position that "lobbying" has no place in our justice system. Our justice system is guided by the law. It is administered by impartial investigations, prosecutions, courts, and juries. Person's with money to hire lobbyists don't get special treatment.

  • Johnnyoh! ,
    Jan. 16, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    If anyone should know about devious contributions, it would be Enid, while a death bed declaration would be ignored wouldn't suprise us, given Swallow a Republican, and the courts are liberal, either way there are more questions than answers, so let's give Swallow his day in court.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 12:02 p.m.

    Where are all our usual conservative posters? Could it be that they can't think of any way to spin this into some sort of support for John?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    Ethics are only for Democrats.

    Republicans don't need ethics.

    At least not in Utah.

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 6:56 a.m.

    "My bill and hopefully my law will make it very, very clear that if you're on the state payroll, you may not do business in a way that would have any relationship whatsoever with your official duties"

    Last time I read it, that is already state law. Anyone making $5000 is supposed to disclose the company that they worked for in the conflict of interest form, which wasn't done in this case. I don't know why.

  • Agustis Sugar City, ID
    Jan. 15, 2013 8:26 p.m.

    "Swallow has adamantly denied Johnson's allegations, saying he only put Johnson in touch with Richard M. Rawle, who had experience working with FTC lobbyists."

    Why would he do this? And would he do it for free? What experience? It is all about money.