Watchdogs criticize Salt Lake Chamber’s canceled $2,500-a-head ‘off-the-record conversation’ with lawmakers on tax reform

This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here.

Government watchdog groups are calling out the Salt Lake Chamber over an abruptly canceled “off-the-record conversation” on tax reform in which business owners would have paid $2,500 for a cozy session with Utah legislative leaders.

“It didn’t smell right to us,” said Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah. “Having a meeting that is closed off to the public, and only businesses that pay $2,500 are able to get in, it’s another instance of the Legislature’s approaching issues and not looking like it’s transparent and open to the public.”

This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here.

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