FortyFive Podcast Episode 4: Senator Mike Lee’s Gas Tax Proposal and Guest Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee

In episode 4 of the FortyFive politics podcast we talked about new legislation by Senator Mike Lee which would greatly reduce the federal gasoline tax. We also were joined by Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee who spoke to us about the history and future of Bus Rapid Transit in Utah County and some of the problems with it. We also briefly talked about term limits in Utah, Rick Santorum’s event with one attendee, Democrats growing impatience with Justin Miller, Attorney General Sean Reyes’ campaign donations, and Jerry Seinfeld’s comments that young people are…

Some House Bills Dealing with Vehicles

The bills are coming fast and furious this session. Here are some of the more recent ones that deal with vehicles. HB 350 – Remove the Prohibition of Carrying a Firearm on a Bus – Currently it’s a third-degree felony to bring a firearm on a bus, regardless of whether the person has a concealed-carry permit. This bill would remove that prohibition so that someone with a permit could still carry their firearm onto a public bus. HB 354 – Exempt Vehicle Amendments – This bill would require state and…

UTA: Doubling Down on Failure

Imagine for a moment that you own shares in a company. This company has had a history of disappointing financial results and hasn’t hit their financial targets for a long time. Nevertheless, you own a part of it and you hope that one day your investment will be worth something. At the shareholders’ meeting last year, the CEO and Board of Directors put forth a proposal to bonus the executives based on a series of criteria. If they hit each of 5 targets, they would be given a bonus. At…