Your ignorance is the Legislature's bliss - George Pyle, The Salt Lake Tribune
Never let it be said that the leaders of the Utah Legislature do not learn from their mistakes.
Last year about this time, lawmakers were trying to turn one of their core beliefs —that life is better when the people are ignorant — into a really horrible law.
HB477, you recall, was a move to tear the guts out of Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act by making it much more difficult, and much more expensive, for reporters and citizens to have a look at most government documents.
But before the bill could actually take effect, an organized rebellion by the state’s media organizations, wonderfully augmented by some truly grass roots expressions of disgust, convinced Gov. Gary Herbert, House Speaker Becky Lockhart and others to reverse themselves. HB477 was repealed.
But we now see how our elected leaders have learned their lesson. This year, when they wanted to pass a law designed to keep some people in the dark about some very crucial information, they were smarter about it.They picked on a weaker group of people. ...
- Veto sex-ed bill - Carol Spackman Moss, for The Salt Lake Tribune
Silence equals death. Once a slogan for AIDS activists, today it articulates the stakes in a legislative battle over sex education in Utah’s public schools. HB363, Health Education Amendments , has passed the House and Senate. Gov. Gary Herbert should veto it. ...
- Petition to ask Gov. Herbert to veto HB363 - Signon.org
- Teens fight for comprehensive sex education in Utah - Amplify.com
- Why Utah's Anti-Sex-Ed Bill May Backfire - Stephanie Pappas, LiveScienc
- Teen Sex Ed: Instead of Promoting Promiscuity, It Delays First Sex - Bonnie Rochman, Time