Liquor Legislation is getting a lot of attention this session. Utah is known all over for its draconian liquor laws and there has been a lot of activity this session over changes. to these laws. Utah has a law that anyone wishing to patronize a bar must become a member since bars are required to … Continue reading Utah’s Liquor Legislation
Please take a minute to participate in the poll over on Utah Legislature Watch about Senator Chris Buttars resigning.
A House Committee voted overwhelmingly on Friday to join over 20 other states in refusing to participate in the Read ID Act. This act was signed by George W. Bush in 2005, with an implementation deadline of 2010, that would require all state DMV's to transform state drivers' licenses into national ID's which would store … Continue reading “Your Papers Please”….Another “No” to Feds by Utah: National ID Law
Utah Legislators have "missed out" on $1.2 million from the feds for not having a "Primary Seat Belt Law". In Utah one can only get cited for not using a seat belt if another infraction is the reason for being pulled over by law enforcement. The feds want Utah to change that law so that … Continue reading More Money for Primary Seat Belt Law? Utah Says “No”.
First he bumbled. Then he was ousted from two legisltative committees. Then he refused to apologize. More than 15,000 e-mails were sent to Utah Senate President Michael Waddoups (R) demanding that he condemn Buttars's remarks. Waddoups said he kicked Buttars off the Senate Judiciary Committee primarily as a way to draw attention away from him. … Continue reading The Buttars Saga: How Utah Looks to the Rest of the Nation
Utah Senator Chris Buttars continues to blunder. On the heels of the defeat of the Common Ground Initiative bills, which would have afforded benefits to domestic partners, Buttars, in an interview with documentary filmmaker Reed Cowan, openly made the statement that the gay rights movement is “probably the greatest threat to America.” Quoted in the … Continue reading Bumbling Buttars
Yesterday Cynthia McKinney filed for President of the United States in Utah. (See my post below.) Tons of press releases were distributed to all Utah Media, along with follow up reminders. Invitations were sent out to select media outlets to interview her Tuesday night. Not only were there no responses to the chance to interview … Continue reading Utah media
Although I've had this on my links list for quite some time, be sure to regularly check out my Political Resources List to keep tabs on Utah issues. The Utah Legislature opens Monday, January 16th and you will want to keep tabs on what is happening on Capitol Hill. I have included the bill tracking … Continue reading Utah Legislature set to open Monday