The Utah Education Bureaucracy Could Use a Dose of Transparency

Last week, the Utah Legislature was recognized for its efforts at transparency by an award from a national group. While “how a bill becomes a law” is still an obtuse process to most Utahns, it has to make Jason Williams proud to see the Legislature make efforts to inform citizens. Meanwhile, elsewhere… Perhaps a similar effort could be made by Utah’s education establishment to inform Utahns on how Utah’s education complex works.

From HB477 to the Utah Legislature winning the Online Democracy Award

[UPDATED 8/28/2014 1:25 PM with more links below] Nailed it. This week, Speaker Becky Lockhart and Senate President Wayne Niederhauser accepted the Online Democracy Award from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)  on behalf of the Utah Legislature. NCSL recognized the Utah legislative website,, as Best in the Nation. You know what?They deserve it. The site really is awesome and it makes it possible for anyone with an internet connection to get more information about sausage making legislation and the Utah Legislature than they could possibly consume. After the cachinnations in…