Legislation by Sen. Sheldon Killpack, would allow the state to enter into partnerships with private entities to build toll roads. It passed its first Senate vote 22-5 and faces one more vote before clearing the chamber. Utah will become the 23rd state with a public-private partnership law.
Geoffrey Segal is the director of privatization and government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He is also editor of Reason's Privatization Watch.