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Utah Repeals Anti-Transparency Law, Almost -Slashdot

Utah Repeals Anti-Transparency Law, Almost
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"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 lawmakers repeal HB477
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After enduring two weeks of public fury, Utah lawmakers voted overwhelmingly 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. Stephen Urquhart said bluntly: “We messed up. It is nobody’s fault but ours.”

Urquhart added, “We can do much better, to where the citizens of this state will be proud of the Legislature.”

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