Ten Bills That Someone Wants Governor Herbert to Veto

With almost every bill that passes the legislature to some acclaim, there’s a constituency out there that finds itself scratching its head, throwing its collective hands in the air, and declaiming the collective stupidity of the Utah Legislature. If they can’t win in the people’s House, they call the Governor’s office and ask him to veto it. And let’s be honest: we’ve all been there. For me, it’s the Zion Curtain (even though I really like John Valentine–no disrespect intended, but I just don’t think it is good public policy). For you,…

HB414 – Has the Legislature Overcompensated on Subpoenas?

And the John Swallow fallout continues. We all (well, perhaps not all) sympathized with the legislature’s frustration over John Swallow’s and payday lenders’ refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the House Special Investigative Committee.  The enforceability of the subpoenas was litigated repeatedly and unnecessarily, resulting in significant additional costs to the people of Utah in order to discover information that should have been quickly and completely disclosed. In a legislative response to that frustration (wouldn’t be it be nice to legislatively respond to your personal frustrations?), Utah’s legislators enacted…