Keske: Legislators don’t deserve a raise
I nearly died from a large gulp of fine-quality Utah County air when I read that the Legislative Compensation Commission recommended that Utah lawmakers were “overdue” a pay increase, depending on its exact method of computation, of up to 13 percent, the first such increase since 2013.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah elected the nation's the first female state senator in 1896, when Martha Hughes Cannon defeated her husband and four other candidates to win the job.
But 120 years later, the Utah state Legislature is among those with the lowest percentages of women, in part because of the state's influential Mormon culture emphasizing women as mothers and homemakers.
Women make up half the state's population, but only 16 of 104 lawmakers are female in...