Eric Ethington | December 30, 2014
**This article was originally published on Utah Political Capitol** Where is the line between acting as a lawmaker on behalf of your constituents, and acting as a paid lobbyist? As the 2015 legislative session draws near, one Representative on Utah’s Capitol Hill may be drawing near it. On November 10, 2014, a new Utah nonprofit […]
Eric Ethington | October 3, 2014
**This article originally appeared on Utah Political Capitol Should the United States have a 4th branch of government? One with the power to overturn and nullify all others? According to two sitting Utah legislators, Representatives Brian Greene (Republican – Pleasant Grove) and Marc Roberts (Republican – Santaquin), yes. Tuesday evening, the two junior members of […]
Eric Ethington | November 17, 2012
Former Utah Governor, and the head of Mitt Romney’s transition team, Mike Leavitt is encouraging states to comply with Obamacare and setup insurance exchanges, rather than leaving things to the Feds. Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that members of the Utah Legislature had sent a letter to Governor Gary Herbert, demanding that Utah […]
Eric Ethington | October 24, 2012
As we all (hopefully) head to the polls this year, we’ll not only be voting for candidates and judges, but also two different constitutional amendments. Below is my analysis and recommendations. Constitutional Amendment A: Required Severance Tax Deposits In The Permanent Trust Fund. My Recommendation: VOTE “NO” For those who don’t know, severance taxes are what the […]
Eric Ethington | March 23, 2012
It seems that every Republican candidate is all in a twist over so-called “Obamacare” and the absolute “evils” it is perpetuating on Americans. But on the 2 year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, let’s look at what it has actually done.
Eric Ethington | February 21, 2012
It’s rare in the Utah Legislature to see serious topics up for debate, so I get excited when a substantive issue is introduced. But when supposition and theory are presented to the public as fact, as happened today, I call that borderline fraud.
Eric Ethington | October 14, 2011
Utah – Republican State Representative Carl Wimmer is focusing a large part of his campaign for Congress on a “Balanced Budget” amendment, but like many of his Republican buddies it seems that Wimmer’s ideas are anything but balanced. A balanced budget.. sounds like a great idea right? The idea of an individual, a company or […]