The Salt Lake Tribune says 'it’s increasingly difficult' to report on how Utah lawmakers are serving the people who elected them


Someone asked me how many reporters The Salt Lake Tribune has up at the state Capitol during Utah’s 45-day legislative session.

I told them that whatever our head count is on any given day, it’s not enough.

On our best days, the entire Utah press corps is far outnumbered by 104 members of the Legislature, members of their staff and innumerable lobbyists and influencers who have way more access to your legislators than you do. Legislators who, ever more frequently, don’t answer reporters’ questions, making the work we do both more difficult and more important. And more in need of your support.

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