School Vouchers: A Bad Idea

The School Voucher Bill, a standing issue in the Utah Legislature it seems, is back and is being fast tracked. HB148, sponsored by Rep. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, would cost Utah taxpayers $5.4 million in 2008 and $8.8 million in 2009 if approved. The families of all public school children would be eligible for taxpayer-funded … Continue reading School Vouchers: A Bad Idea


Preparing for the Utah Legislature

Starting today and through the legislative session, I'll be providing local headlines on Utah legislative news, in addition to any commentary I provide on various issues. Legislature News - today and from December, 2006 Deseret News New year brings tax cuts, smoking restrictions Attacks escalate on flat tax plan $10.7 billion record Utah budget:Huntsman's plan … Continue reading Preparing for the Utah Legislature

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

Utah Senator Chris Buttars, originator of legislation last session that would require schools to incorporate "Intelligent Design" theory alongside evolution in classrooms, says that evolution challenges are not going away/a> and that he won't carry another origins of life bill but that something else could be in the works. "Yes, it's coming, but it's not … Continue reading Evolution vs. Intelligent Design