HB477 didn’t hurt too many Utah politicians’ careers

Remember how everyone was mad as hell and not going to take the Utah State Legislature’s attempt to gut the state’s Government Records Access and Management Act?

After all, these were the people who won SPJ’s first national Black Hole Award.

A blog on The Salt Lake Tribune website reports that the rage pretty much faded away by the 2012 election, when the Entire House of Representatives and part of the Senate were up for re-election.

Out of the 61 representatives who voted for it, 42 were returned to office, and the bill’s sponsor, Rep. John Dougall, won election as the state’s auditor. Dougall ran on a platform of — wait for it — increased government transparency.

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