This year, though a “multi-pronged approach,” we now have an OMNIBUS bill — HB215 (in the way of the “swamp,”) and multiple auxiliary bills to execute the problematic “UtahFits” agenda. True to form, it is not good policy or legislative effort.
There are multiple reasons to oppose the bill, including but not limited to the following:
- This is an omnibus bill (meaning it covers more than one issue. This forces legislators to vote for a bad piece of policy to get a possibly good piece. The alternative is to vote no to the bad piece, which prevents the good piece from passing. This compromises our lawmaking system. Think BRIBE.)
- It is not the government’s job to create competition, it is the government’s job to prevent monopolies.
- Private businesses should not be subsidized by taxes, or they will cease to be private. Education is not an exception.
Write the legislature and assert your position that they VOTE NO on any and all UTAH FITS legislation and undercurrent bills that may lay the foundation for its enaction.