Deseret News: Gov. Herbert has not signed off on $2 million price tag to defend Amendment 3

(Deseret News) Gov. Gary Herbert has yet to sign off on the new attorney general’s plans to spend as much as $2 million to hire outside counsel to defend the state’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage. …

The Sutherland Institute, a Utah-based conservative think tank, has already publicly called for Reyes to hire outside counsel, expressing disappointment in how the case has been handled so far.

The institute’s president, Paul Mero, said the organization would even be willing to foot the bill — under the right conditions. “We would be willing to relieve taxpayers of that burden if it’s the right counsel,” he said.

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