Citing 'transparency' need, Utah Senate panel OKs initiative process changes

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  • Freiheit Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 2:20 p.m.

    This is just one more example of our representatives' fear of the public. Heaven forbid that they occasionally have to pay any attention to the great unwashed masses in the state.

  • CoreyE33 Clearfield, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 2:02 p.m.

    I wasn't confused about prop 2, 3, or 4. We need them to get out of our way and let us live how we see fit. Not how they see fit.

  • JLindow St. George, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 2:00 p.m.

    "It makes your job a lot harder and then you become the bad guys."

    When you go against the will of the people and replace what they asked for with something that's worse and more expensive, then yes, you are the bad guys. And I hope it makes getting re-elected a lot harder.

  • WJDad West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 10:23 a.m.

    "But Weiler said the voters he spoke with weren't aware there was an even bigger tax increase, a 0.15 percent hike in the state sales tax, in Proposition 3, believing instead the federal government was picking up all of the expense."

    I'm very skeptical of this statement. I don't see how anyone could have missed the proposed tax increase part of the proposition. It was widely publicized, and much of the opposition was based on the need for the tax increase.

    (sarcasm tag) But clearly the legislature knows better than their constituencies. After all they are spending even more money to do less, so they are more effective than we were. (end sarcasm)