Utah Media Bias Chris Jones (KUTV) Style

Waste is always worthy of being exposed and addressed. It’s the pretentious nature and condescending attitude Jones has toward parents (i.e. ‘outsiders’) coupled with his failure to disclose conflicts of his go to “expert” and one-sided reporting that torpedoes his credibility. His bias was on full display. Here’s a snippet from his report (“APA charter school … Continue reading Utah Media Bias Chris Jones (KUTV) Style

Lt. Gov Cox, County Clerks Ask Utah Legislature For Voter Protection, GOP Chair Evans Says Niet!

First, the good news.  In stark contrast with former Lieutenant Governor Bell who demanded he be allowed to sell Utah voters’ information, Lt. Governor Cox has teamed with Utah’s County Clerks and penned letters to both the State House and Senate pleading to protect the information.  The letters are available here (PDF): Letter to the … Continue reading Lt. Gov Cox, County Clerks Ask Utah Legislature For Voter Protection, GOP Chair Evans Says Niet!

Utah Voter List Protection (HB302) And Foster Parents (UPDATE – GOP Caucus Fruad Potential)

HB302 was designed to allow you to control if your information from being released. Currently, the State (thanks to the Lieutenant Governor’s office and Herbert Administration) sells all voters’ information without informing you or giving you any choice in the matter. Despite years of warnings and citizens’ (and a few legislators) unsuccessful attempts to protect … Continue reading Utah Voter List Protection (HB302) And Foster Parents (UPDATE – GOP Caucus Fruad Potential)

Utah Voter Personal Privacy And Security Begone, Courtesy Of The Herbert Administration And The Legislature

When the personal information of every registered voter in Utah was posted to the internet at utvoters.com, it caused a stir.  Now the list, which is sold (for $1050) by the Herbert Administration, is also available at a new site.  Better yet, unlike utvoters.com, the new site does not have a mechanism to remove your … Continue reading Utah Voter Personal Privacy And Security Begone, Courtesy Of The Herbert Administration And The Legislature

Hot ‘N Cold Award: Senator Valentine’s Dance On Utah Voter, Domestic Violence Victim Protection

Last week, I gave the ‘hokey pokey award’ to Senator Bramble on HB116. Senator Valentine earns the Hot ‘N Cold Award this week. On Friday, Valentine dropped his sponsorship of HB302 which would allow you to keep you personal information and voting history private and off the internet for all to see. This divulged information includes … Continue reading Hot ‘N Cold Award: Senator Valentine’s Dance On Utah Voter, Domestic Violence Victim Protection

Tom Alciere Chimes In On SB36 and HB302 (Utah Voter List Bills)

Mr. Alciere, on utvoters.com, has posted a set of statements that are worth reading. It is worth noting that Mr. Alciere can also see SB36’s gaping loopholes versus the actual protection/control afforded by HB302 (especially for those with security concerns, such as certain crime victims): Special Message to the People of Utah: The real problem … Continue reading Tom Alciere Chimes In On SB36 and HB302 (Utah Voter List Bills)

Mayne’s Utah Voter Information Protection Bill: A 747-sized Loophole (Update)

Last week, I panned the disingenuous nature of SB36 and its big carve-out for preferred groups. After questions were raised by Senator Weiler, I realized that the carve-outs basically render the bill a shell-game. Voter information can/will still be posted to the internet. The loophole is contained in lines 138-148 of the bill. Those lines … Continue reading Mayne’s Utah Voter Information Protection Bill: A 747-sized Loophole (Update)

Pulling The Wool Over Voters’ Eyes: Utah Senate And Their Media Allies (UPDATE)

Yesterday, the Senate Committee voted unanimously to support SB36 (Voter Information Amendments) in an effort to protect their political pals access to your personal information.  I exposed the tactic in my January post on this issue.  Essentially they’re making your right to vote contingent on taking your information and voting record and sharing it among … Continue reading Pulling The Wool Over Voters’ Eyes: Utah Senate And Their Media Allies (UPDATE)

Herbet Admin, Bramble, Media Kill Voter, Senior Citizen Identity Theft Protection

The legislative session is done.  I had tracked what should be ‘no-brainer’ legislation that would protect your date of birth from release to potential identity thieves.  It is even more critical for senior citizens who are targeted by various scams. The voter registry sold by Lieutenant Governor Bell’s office, includes all your information. This list … Continue reading Herbet Admin, Bramble, Media Kill Voter, Senior Citizen Identity Theft Protection

ABC4 Identity Theft Report Highlights Utah Voter And Child Risk (Lt Gov, Legislature Inaction)

Late last week, ABC4 reported that “Identity Theft on the rise in Utah“.  A few portions caught my attention.  First: “It’s like they know our seniors. My mother in law is 91, she has been targeted many times,” said one woman. It may well be because they do know our seniors, and Utah government, specifically … Continue reading ABC4 Identity Theft Report Highlights Utah Voter And Child Risk (Lt Gov, Legislature Inaction)