Why Peay is paid

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The Utah Legislature gives $300,000 to Don Peay and his Big Game Forever organization to lobby against the feds reintroducing wolves into Utah, even though Big Game Forever has no registered lobbyist in Washington and none of the money previously given is accounted for.

Don Peay and Big Game Forever then make contributions to the election campaigns of the governor and various members of the Legislature, and no one asks whether the money that Big Game Forever receives from the Legislature goes back to legislators in campaign contributions? What a sham.

Michelle Pearson

West Valley City