Maybe it was a surrender to what one activist called "gangster politics."
But the House on Wednesday passed a long-delayed bill by powerful Senate Rules Committee Chairwoman Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, in the form she originally proposed. Some alleged that in retaliation for earlier amending of that bill, she had been holding hostage all bills written by the House member who made the amendment.
The House voted 72-0 to pass SB18 by Dayton, which now goes to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature. It simply bans publicly releasing the email addresses of voters from voter registration rolls.