Viewing posts by Ray Grass

Jan 20th 2012

Here Come the Clowns: The Hire-Wire Act

Once, Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, was known as "Rambo" for his fiery brand of right-wing rhetoric, but the Utah Legislature has moved so much farther to the right that Bramble has become the voice of reason and civility on the Hill. Read More

Jan 20th 2012

Here Come the Clowns: Trapeze Act

The Utah Legislature's Republican majority is full of high-minded ideals about individual freedom and cutting spending, even if it means the poor are deprived of basic medical care. Which makes it that much more jaw-dropping that seven years ago, lawmakers adopted legislation to extend state medical benefits for former legislators of retirement age. Read More

Jan 20th 2012

Here Come the Clowns: The Show's Bottom Line

For all the moralizing sideshows and freakish characters under Utah's big top, the bosses generally know how to run things. Even with unemployment and foreclosures high, the state has weathered the financial crisis much better than our neighbors. Read More


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