Saturday, October 14, 2006

What About Mayor Bountiful?

In the past, James Gill has written (twice) about wasteful spending by judges, levee boards and assessor's offices. Now, he writes about Governor Bountiful's willingness to spend the state's tobacco settlement. I don't know how many front page stories and editorials the Picayune has run about the poor spending decisions and outright waste on the part of state officials. Yet the Picayune has said little, and Gill has said zero, nada, donut egg about the mayor's willingness to borrow against an expected boom. Why the double standard? During the election, the mayor insisted that one $150M loan was all the state needed, but does anyone doubt that he's planning on taking out two loans? Well, I can think of seven people that prefer not to think about it.

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