Our Thoughts on the Tooele County Commission’s Pay Raise

The Tooele County Commission voted Tuesday 2-1 to obscenely increase their annual pay from about $70,000 to almost $90,000, not including benefits. They insist that this is to make the pay equal to the work they do and provide parity with other elected County officers. They argue that this is necessary to “attract better candidates”…

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Truth in Taxation

As most of us now know, we need to raise county property taxes, for the first time in 27 years. The fact that we haven’t raised property taxes in a generation is testament to the prosperity that our county has had for all this time, due almost solely to EnergySolutions and the Deseret Chemical Depot.…

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Happy Birthday Bev!

Beverly White, 85, has been a lifelong democrat and a Tooele resident since she was about 14 years old. She has provided years of service on both a state and county level. She is still active in the Tooele Democratic Party and has been a mentor to many of the candidates who have run in…

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State of Education

Much has been made this past week regarding the state of education in our state. Senator Aaron Osmond’s suggestion that making school attendance voluntary would somehow improve the system was swiftly and appropriately shot down by all sides of the political pie. Though I have written extensively on it, at this point, I think it…

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Busted! Tooele County Democrats Care!

“Joaquin” writes: Here’s my biggest problem with the Democrat logic. You want to make it sound as if it’s such a dire emergency if some government workers lose their job due to the economy which let me remind you has not improved thanks to our federal government which has been ran in the past 4…

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2013/14 Tooele School District Budget

Here is a copy of the proposed 2013-14 budget for your review.  The take away is that the district is showing a $2.9 million deficit for the next school year.  At this time, it’s not known what solution district administration will offer to remedy the shortfall. The school board is scheduled to approve the district…

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Message from our New Chair

I am a naturalized citizen, perhaps that gives me a different prospective of the American political scene. I remember when I was in Chile as a child, listening to the BBC World Service on my dad’s shortwave radio to a man that I knew to be the President of the US as he spoke to…

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Budget Woes

The TC Democrats have been quite concerned, not just about the county budget, but also the many people who rely on that budget for their livelihoods and who now find themselves unemployed and too experienced to get just any job in this economy. These are our family, friends, and neighbors and the community is a…

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An Average Utahn Caught In A Republican Political Scandal

[box type=”shadow”]I meant to post this earlier, its an email from our state chair, Jim Dabakis and he touched upon it again last night at our convention. Denice, a Tooele resident, was at our convention last night, and I’m awestruck by her courage and her willingness to stand up for what’s right.[/box] Dear Democrat, This…

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By the people, for the people…

In 1863, at the close of the gruesome Battle of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln stirringly spoke on the subject of our country.  His address is one of the most prolific of any President ever to head this country.  In it, Lincoln extolled the valor of the men who died to protect the freedoms of America.  He…

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