When to Write a Bill and When Not To: Or is the Utah Legislature Going to the Dogs?

This past week Utah State Senator Aaron Osmond made news with the announcement that he would be carrying a bill in the Utah Legislature to designate the golden retriever as Utah’s ‘official state domestic animal’.  The idea for the bill came from a fourth grade elementary school class in his district. I love experiential learning.  It is essential for Utah students to not just learn about our system of government, but they should also experience it.  But even with that belief, do I support the bill? No. I understand the temptation…