Residents Want Developers to Stop Funding Campaigns

Residents Want Developers to Stop Funding Campaigns

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio Some Eagle Mountain residents say it's time their elected officials stop taking money from developers to fund their campaigns.

Eagle Mountain doesn't have a lot of commercial businesses, so tax money flows in from developers. And a good chunk of campaign money comes from developers as well.

Eagle Mountain resident Randy Jones says he thinks that's a big problem. "[When] their contribution's made to particular parties, it becomes an issue," he said.

Sally Vurningham attends most of the city council meetings and says she thinks the elected officials aren't beholden to any group, but she says developers often get what they want.

Political analysts say campaign money might not have strings attached, but it does make an impact on elected officials.

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