The legislature (in an effort to subvert the initiative process)has given preliminary approval to some ethics bills. The bills are much weaker than the initiative. A Dan Jones poll said that Utah voters would support (by 80%) tax increases on tobacco and alcohol. The attempt by Rep. Brad King to raise income taxes on the rich failed (sent back to Rules) and the bill to expand sex education to include contraceptives also failed in committee. We did not see the three retirement bills on the reading calendar in the House. They should appear soon. Contact your representative.