In our opinion: Difficult decisions await Utah lawmakers this year

Return To Article

Commenting has temporarily been suspended in preparation for our new website launch, which is planned for the week of August 12th. When the new site goes live, we will also launch our new commenting platform. Thank you for your patience while we make these changes.


  • Middle of the road Mormon South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 28, 2019 1:44 p.m.

    Voters wanted medical cannabis but got a watered down version of what they voted for.

    Voters want Medicaid expansion - let's see how that works out.

    At some point the voters in this State need to get their torches and pitchforks ready to storm the capital.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 28, 2019 8:55 a.m.

    @Sas;
    "We've instituted a part-time, minimally paid legislature. What we get is government by amateurs and charlatans"

    Yeah, but they're not amateurs in personally benefiting from our tax dollars. It will take about 3 cycles to vote out all incumbents to establish an honest Legislature, but Utah voters don't have the will or interest in doing that.

  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    Jan. 28, 2019 7:11 a.m.

    Prop 2 (or in this case prop2.1) will only be successful when the people who need it, get it. I await with baited breath.

  • SAS Sandy, UT
    Jan. 28, 2019 6:24 a.m.

    This article would have us believe that Utah's legislators are true politicians of the people, who serve for a pittance, rewarded instead by the virtues of public service.

    It seems to me that we instead have a motley crew of ideological true-believers, mixed with real-estate investors out to craft policies favorable to their own interests. They stay in office largely by appealing to hollow claims of righteousness.

    We've instituted a part-time, minimally paid legislature. What we get is government by amateurs and charlatans.

    Good luck in the 2019 legislative session, Utah. We'll need it.