By Pete Knudson
Utah Senate Majority Leader
Despite what approaches a retraction in the Trib, the word seems to have spread that the President of the Senate proclaimed ‘we know more’ than the public.
I was sitting in the room when that comment was made.
In a conversation about SB 156 , President Valentine was asked if legislators feel they are smarter than voters. I recall President Valentine said, 'We are NOT smarter than the voters, but we know more.' Meaning, of course, legislators have access to more information and are more actively engaged in the process.
President Valentine was mischaracterized. I wish some reporters weren’t so quick to twist our words.