Re "Utah State Prison bill jumps ahead amid questions of conflict" (Tribune, March 1):
Who's kidding who? The ultra-fast-tracked prison relocation bill, SB72S2, is nothing more than an old-fashioned 690-acre land grab being guided by past and present Utah legislators, certain of whom are real estate developers. And all being done under the watchful eye of former developer Gov. Gary Herbert. Whew! What an odor.
Making things even more smelly is the makeup of the proposed Prison Land Management Authority. Aside from being favorably stacked with real estate types, it does not appear that the interests of Utah taxpayers will be singularly represented. No surprise there.