The Daily Utah Chronicle

Barron: Referendum Efforts Send a Signal to State Representatives

Barron: Referendum Efforts Send a Signal to State Representatives

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

February 2, 2020

  Last December, Governor Gary Herbert called a special legislative session to debate massive reform to Utah’s tax system. The proposed bill would have hiked the sales tax on groceries from 1.75% to 4.85% while cutting the income tax and increasing per child exemptions. The legislature passed...

Barron: What Goes Down the Toilet Can Have a Crappy Effect On the Environment

Barron: What Goes Down the Toilet Can Have a Crappy Effect On the Environment

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

September 10, 2019

When you think of an environmental warrior, you may think of Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez or teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Among the last things you might think of are the cutesy bathroom signs in freshman dorms that remind students not to flush underwear ⁠— or roommate ...

Barron: Students Need Academic Protection for Jury Service

Barron: Students Need Academic Protection for Jury Service

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

June 4, 2019

  As I listened intently to the pre-recorded message, I kept muttering, “21, 21, 21,” like a strung out gambler at a Vegas blackjack table. But instead of counting cards, I was counting jurors. If the Third District Court Clerk selected 21 jurors tonight instead of 40 — as she had for the p...

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