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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 @ 9:41AM

Tribune Editorial: Speaker Hughes can’t solve the crisis of homelessness by himself

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE EDITORIAL July 11, 2017 Bueller … Bueller … Bueller. We’ve been waiting for a state, county or city official to step up regarding the increasing violence in the Rio Grande area of Salt Lake City. Someone other than Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, who rightfully stated, “The…

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Monday, July 10th, 2017 @ 9:59AM

Gehrke: Hughes is right. The state needs a strong, cooperative response to the homeless crisis

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE JULY 10, 2017 After a rough week in the Rio Grande Street area, House Speaker Greg Hughes had finally seen about enough. Prompted by a fatal hit-and-run, the beating of a minor league baseball player and a drug sweep aimed at driving a cartel out of Pioneer…

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Monday, July 10th, 2017 @ 9:51AM

You can’t ‘hug-a-thug’ out of crime near homeless shelter, Hughes says.

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE JULY 10, 2017   While talking with Salt Lake City’s mayor on Thursday, House Speaker Greg Hughes didn’t mention deploying troops, nor did he use the word “czar” to describe a hypothetical state official who would take over efforts to combat homelessness. “My conversation with him was…

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Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 8:52AM

Secretary Zinke’s Interim Report

Utah House Leaders Commend Secretary Zinke’s Interim Report on the Bears Ears National Monument   SALT LAKE CITY – Today, the Trump Administration and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released their interim report on the Bears Ears National Monument.   Utah House leaders commend President Trump’s leadership, in tasking Secretary Zinke…

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 @ 11:55AM

Op-ed: Separation of powers

Op-ed: Separation of powers Written by House Speaker Greg Hughes, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, House Minority Leader Brian King, Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis When a vacancy occurs in the U.S House of Representatives an election of the people must occur. The U.S. Constitution states that the times, places and…

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017 @ 8:50AM

Radio Interview – Outdoor Show, Bears Ears, State Management of Land

Listen to Speaker Greg Hughes on the Rod Arquette Show on 2/8/17 discussing the outdoor retailers show, state management of lands and other 2017 General Session updates.     So I stood there in front of the San Juan County, county building on Main Street in Monticello and the crowds,…

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