Controversial prison relocation bill questioned in Senate

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 1, 2013 5:00 a.m.

    How about a plan that won't cost the taxpayer $10 to implement and send this high tech part to other counties like Tooloe or Santaquin whose economies have gone down.

    There are thousand of acres of land in those regions they can put a tech park where future expansion is unlimited and low cost to develop. We have to spread the wealth to other counties that will help more than just Utah and SL counties and increasing pollution and traffic congestion and still help the state economic growth.

    Why tear down the prison to rebuild new business on marginal land not safe for development by the USGS zoning laws. There is a major plus to this idea as well, keep the rising pollution levels during inversions from mandating closure of business.

    The last thing our legislators should be planning or considering costs that are not sustainable or doable by a new $100 billion dollar prison relocation in a recession about to go sour in federal state aid cuts and massive job losses. There is no urgency to move the prison and greed has run its course too long and is too expensive for the taxpayers.