82% of Donations to UT Legislators Came from Special Interests

St. Louis Tribune: “Maybe such easy, unsolicited giving is why 82 percent of the donations accepted in 2014 by incoming members of the Utah Legislature came from special interests, according to an analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune.

“In fact, 25 legislators — about a quarter of the total — received every penny of their 2014 donations from special interests such as lobbyists, corporations, business leaders, advocacy groups and political-action committees

“Meanwhile, 7 percent of all campaign donations came from regular constituents to their own senator or representative.”


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