Draxler: ‘mistake’ to deal with HB477 so late in the session

Overall, State Representative Jack Draxler, R-District 3, says he feels there were good things done during the 2011 session of the Utah legislature, such as funding the growth of public education and coming up with a balanced immigration law.Draxler says he is glad the changes in Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), or open-records bill, will not be implemented until July 1 so there will be some time for, “fine tuning” of HB477.”I do think it was probably a mistake to deal with that bill so late in the session,” Draxler says. “It kind of looked like we were trying to ram things through and, frankly, that’s not the impression I wanted to give the public.”But Draxler says he thinks a lot of people have over-reacted when they claim they have no access to government records. Draxler will talk about the legislative session when he is a guest on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday, March 17 at 9:10 a.m.

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