Webb: anti-Washington mood shouldn’t be mixed with facts about state legislature

Republican District 5 State Representative Curt Webb says the Tea Party movement has a valuable place in today’s politics and he is glad to see them speaking out on the important issues. Webb, who is seeking re-election this year, says he does feel the anti-incumbency mood could be dangerous, especially when people lump state and national politics together. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Webb said he is proud of the work the Utah legislature is doing. “What we do in 45 days is amazing and we are recognized for it. We have a AAA bond rating, we’re getting the most for the money and we’ve managed a state that has had a billion dollar shortfall. Twenty percent of the state’s portion of the budget is gone and we’ve figured out how to manage that. I think that it’s a mistake to catch the Utah legislature up in a fervor against Washington.” Webb is being challenged by fellow Republican Chuck Bateman and Democrat Paige Pagnucco.

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