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HB477 Backlash, Legislative Wrap-Up & Big Fabulous Dress Resale Event

By Eric S. Peterson
Posted // March 10,2011 - After the Legislature rammed a bill through both houses to grant government the ability to cloak its operations in an unprecedented level of secrecy, the people are pushing back. Join a rally at the Capitol to remind legislators not to rush transparency. If you need some post-game analysis of the Legislative session, don’t miss a forum recapping the session with legislative leadership. Later, go prom-dress shopping at the Big Fabulous Dress Resale event to help benefit local charities.

Shine a Light on Government
Thursday, March 10

A rushed attempt to rewrite Utah’s 20-year-old open-government records law resulted in a citizen backlash that has forced a recall of the bill. Regardless, activists are rallying at the Capitol to let legislators know that good policymaking can’t be rushed simply to cut out the public’s input.
Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, March 10, 6-10 p.m., contact Cherise Udell at nomadicmuse@yahoo.com for more info.

Legislative Wrap-Up
Friday, March 11

Get a recap of this session’s legislative activity from those with their hands on the wheel of the sausage grinder. You can pose questions about immigration, taxes and education straight to legislative leadership. Forum panelists include Speaker of the House Rep. Becky Lockhart, R-Provo; Senate President Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville; House Minority Leader David Litvack, D-Salt Lake City; and Senate Minority Leader, Ross Romero, D-Salt Lake City.
Hinckley Institute of Politics, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, March 11, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Hinckley.Utah.edu

Big Fabulous Dress Resale Event
Saturday, March 12

Salt Lake City’s Christ United Methodist Church is holding a dress resale event where local sellers can sell their finest shoes, dresses, evening gowns, prom dresses and other fashionable attire. Thirty percent of the proceeds will go to help charities supported by the United Methodist women and youth.
Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, March 12, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., 801-486-5473, ChristMethodistChurch.net

 
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