FLAGGED BILL: HB 17 – Personal Use of Campaign Funds, Rep Keith Grover

I would like to focus on a bill that is good in principle, yet still manages to miss the point of what the public has been calling for. I have worked on many campaigns in my life, and one of the things I have always found shocking was the fact that candidates running for statewide offices could spend their campaign funds on whatever they pleased. As shocking as it may seem, I have heard stories of candidate’s wives spending campaign funds on a new dress or donations being turned right into car payments. In many ways, the system is rife...

Legislación Crítica: HB253 – Modificaciones De Verificación De Empleo, Rep. Pitcher

For English click here El programa de E-Verify ha sido un tema muy polémico en el estado de Utah durante los últimos años, ya que los legisladores se han visto un y otra vez si es que se debería obligar a las empresas locales a utilizar este programa, que en teoría, verifica la elegibilidad laboral de los que buscan empleo. La sesión del 2013 no será nada diferente que años pasados, ya que un legislador está tratando de pasar este requisito de manera obligatoria. HB253 – Modificaciones de verificación de empleo – por el Representante Dixon Pitcher (Republicano de Ogden), la cual obliga a las empresas...

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