Re "No such thing as a free lunch? Tell Utah legislators" (Tribune, Feb. 19):
Our annual session of the Utah Legislature has so far shown it's business as usual! Special interest groups (Association of Realtors, American Heart Association, Utah Pharmacists, EnergySolutions, Comcast) and many other large donors are preparing to lavish untold amounts of legal gifts upon our public servants with the absolute understanding that no special interest or favors with be given.
In the 33 workdays of this year's session, Utah senators will receive "32 lunches, 25 sponsored snack breaks, 11 breakfasts, 13 receptions, 10 dinners, seven 'family events,' a ski competition (including free day passes for family members) and some free health screening." Then there's the equally beneficial package for our House members.