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Utah Repeals Anti-Transparency Law 80

Posted by timothy
from the opacity-the-law-for-behives-and-ski-mountains dept.
oddjob1244 writes "After enduring two weeks of public fury, Utah lawmakers voted Friday to repeal a bill that would have restricted public access to government records. While Senate President Michael Waddoups accused the media of lobbying on the issue and others blamed the press for biased coverage that turned citizens against them, Sen. Steve Urquhart said bluntly: 'We messed up. It is nobody's fault but ours.'"
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Utah Repeals Anti-Transparency Law

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  • Re:We won? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by JimboFBX (1097277) on Friday March 25, 2011 @09:30PM (#35618922)

    they'll probably replace it with a law that says you have a sign a form and put your self on a public registry every time you buy something with caffeine in it.

    On a side if not entirely off topic note, I've come to the conclusion that there are (at least) 4 points to the political spectrum, not 2:

    1. Conservative
    2. Liberal
    3. Progressive
    4. Regressive

    I've come to the conclusion that most republican candidates are Conservative/Regressive while many Democratic candidates are Liberal/Progressive. Libertarians are Regressive/Liberal, and most of the remaining parties are some point in between those 3. People who are highly Progressive aren't represented by a political party that I know of. Note that I am listing the stronger trait first.

    Progressive means your goal is to fix what is wrong, Regressive means your goal is to revert back to the way things were or to intentionally ignore what is wrong based on philosophy. Progressive people don't necessarily make things better (not every engineer is a GOOD engineer), it is simply their goal to make things better.

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