Bill to curb lobbyist contracts paid by governmental entities stalls in committee

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 8, 2013 5:14 a.m.

    Touched a nerve is an understatement, this is like de-fanging wolves and lions of their bloody meat.

    This law is long past due to stop lobbyist from threatening our elected representative is criminal acts denying the citizens of their representative rights.

    The legislators are the only authority in dispensing and funding for government agency's. No tax funded agency has the right to usurp the powers and rights of the legislators by misappropriating allocated funds to hire or employ illegal lobbyist with allocated funds.

    Why should tax payers allow public employee to petition for welfare, UDOT, UTA, Education, etc. denying public of services to give it to lobbyist or illegal representatives not recognized as elected representation. Government employee's do not have the right or authority to hire self serving independent representation to lobby for funding beyond allocation by legislators.

    Funding is the right of legislators only and they are the final and only authorized group to allocate funds to every service agent. It is the accountability and responsibility of every employee to serve and function on allocated funds.

    I've been hoping for this kind of law to stop corruption and illegal use of tax funds for years.