For the most part, Cache County’s new Republican Party chairman goes along with the actions of the Utah legislature during its recent session. But Boyd Pugmire says he does have mixed emotions about the controversial GRAMA bill that would have put major restrictions on the state’s open records law. “In a small town like I had in Clarkston we had a limited budget,” says Pugmire, a former mayor of Clarkston. “When you’re starting to make thousands of copies of ordinances that go back for several years just because somebody didn’t get something they wanted, there needs to be a way that that expense goes to the individuals that are requesting rather than to the small communities that are being affected.” But on KVNU’s Crosstalk show last Thursday, Pugmire said he does not feel that information should be withheld from the public. He is now a resident of North Logan. Pugmire also supports the plan proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, for stiff budget cuts that include entitlements. Pugmire said he would vote not to extend the nation’s debt ceiling. Pugmire said even if the United States loses some credibility with other nations, getting rid of the deficit is what is most important.
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