Cache Dem vice chair calls some legislative actions ‘beyond foolish’

She’s unhappy with a bill that has now passed the Utah House and Senate which restricts access to government records. Cache County Democratic Party Vice Chair Kathy Snyder says state lawmakers tell us they are doing the public’s business and the public should be allowed to know just what that business is.Snyder is also upset about a bill that allows people to carry concealed weapons near schools.”Beyond being foolish because of so many incidents that have happened around schools,” Snyder says, “I think the costs will be horrendous because people will call police if they see somebody with a gun by a school. “It’s going to result in lockdowns unnecessarily. It just makes no sense.”Although she realizes there are budget limitations Snyder says she is hoping both public and higher education get their fair share of funding but is also concerned with the level of government control Republicans are suggesting for education.The Utah Senate has voted to have the Governor over education rather than the State Board of Education. Snyder says this would be a real mistake.”We keep talking about less government, less government,” says a frustrated Snyder. “Turning the State Board of Education over to the Governor is putting government even more into education. “It is putting ideology first into education instead of keeping as much local control as possible. The Governor already has great deal of control over the State Board of Education because candidates have to be approved by him.” Snyder says that alone is putting the Governor more in control of education than is wanted by the public.

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