It’s time: The public deserves open caucuses in the Utah State Legislature

In 1981, I was in my 2nd year as a member of the Utah House of Representatives.  Although the experience had many positive aspects, one feature greatly troubled me: holding the Legislative political caucuses in closed session.  My frustration boiled, and in March near the end of the legislative session I addressed the Capitol rotunda full of educators about my frustration. My objection to closed caucuses focused on five faults which– ·       Avoids public scrutiny by allowing decision-making in a setting where the public cannot be present ·       Disenfranchises voters…