LOBBYISTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LOBBYISTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Moms for Clean Air saw the raw power of industry lobbyists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57709616-82/lobbyists-clean-citizens-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57709616-82/lobbyists-clean-citizens-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Moms for Clean Air saw the raw power of industry lobbyists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cherise Udell</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:07.011-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The John Swallow case shows political corruption in Utah at its finest. In essence, Swallow, as Utah Attorney General, had a “for sale” sign on his office door. Unfortunately, what Swallow did was not unique. He got caught and thoroughly exposed. The experience of citizen advocates lobbying for clean air this past legislative session revealed that many elected officials in Utah have also been seduced by big money and power. This was demonstrated to us with daily high-fives and chummy back-slappi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57709616@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:07 MDT Rolly: Swallow chasers refuse to clean their own House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57703818-82/sltrib-lobbyists-swallow-delegates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57703818-82/sltrib-lobbyists-swallow-delegates.html.csp">Rolly: Swallow chasers refuse to clean their own House</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T16:47:34.585-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 04:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Republican-dominated Utah House of Representatives shined during this past year when it oversaw an investigation that found several ethical and legal violations were committed by Republican Attorney General John Swallow. Much of the muck, House-appointed investigators found, centered around dark campaign money that was deliberately laundered through various PACs to hide the source of the cash. So the rally cry went out and several ethics bills were proffered to bring more transparency to the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57703818@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:47:34 MDT