House Speaker Brad Wilson blasted the referendum effort that recently thwarted the Utah Legislature's attempt to overhaul the state tax code.

While opening the legislative session yesterday morning, Wilson expressed frustration with the idea of that citizen referendums can reverse the work lawmakers do at the State Capitol.

The Utah House leader turned it back on state lawmakers to connect more with constituents to explain complex issues, so work they do won't be reversed at the ballot box.

This all comes as state lawmakers consider a bill to reverse the changes to the tax code after a citizen referendum fighting the tax overhaul bill gained momentum for the 2020 election.

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