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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: The last four days of legislative session a final frenzy

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  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2013 1:06 a.m.

    Moving the prison will hurt the property values of south Salt Lake County. It will hurt the volunteers working there. It will hurt the employees working there and take jobs from both Utah County, Salt Lake County and Davis County.
    Perhaps it is a realtor's dream, but it is a dumb move and will not happen this year.

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    I, too, oppose moving the prison. I think the current facility can be renovated as needed, and improved as new methods and modalities come along on how to treat and manage those who can't behave. To me the idea of moving the prison is not about jobs or progress but how to make some of the legislator's family, friends or associates rich at the public expense.

    The cost of transporting prisoners for medical care, legal issues and what ever else will increase proportional to the distance it is moved from the current location. Families of prisoners and custodial staff will be hurt. Who wins? friends of legislators who see a chance to enrich themselves at public expense.

  • Utah Dem Ogden, UT
    March 10, 2013 5:42 p.m.

    Pignqnelli - Lockhart defends legislative interests - what are those interests? Should there BE legislative interests or should she be defending what's right for the citizens of Utah?

  • Lincoln Highwayman Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2013 7:34 p.m.

    Will the lege. ever stop egrandizing themselves and get around to representing the public good?