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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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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 @ 10:37AM

State Solutions for Healthcare

Utah, like many other conservative states, resisted calls for more government intervention in healthcare through Obamacare, one of the most regulated and expensive government programs in existence.  As government meddling in the market has increased, the cost of healthcare is skyrocketing and many American families are finding it increasingly difficult…

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Thursday, July 14th, 2016 @ 11:07AM

Why not expanding Medicaid was the right choice for Utah

For years, the federal government has maintained a generous standing offer, encouraging states to expand Medicaid coverage now and pay later. It was an offer seemingly too good for many to refuse, yet time has borne out the wisdom of those that weren’t drawn in by the Obama administration’s false…

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 @ 6:22PM

My Op-Ed on Post-Employment Restrictions – Deseret News

“We have a supremely skilled and qualified workforce and protecting their interests also serves to buttress our state’s competitive business advantage. Utah’s best and brightest employees are a resource like no other. Our efforts in building a vibrant economy need to focus as much on retaining workers as on recruiting…

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 @ 1:21PM

State Leaders Release Revised Revenue Numbers

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 22, 2016) –Utah’s consensus revenue numbers were released today in cooperation with leaders from the Senate, House of Representatives and the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. After making adjustments related to increased income tax, lower severance tax and other revenue adjustments, the new consensus estimates…

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Saturday, February 1st, 2014 @ 11:17AM

Op-ed: Voters should know who contributors are

Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on January 25th 2014 In 2013, I became aware of significant problems with the lack of transparency in the political process in Utah. Prior to that time, donations made to a corporation for use in a political campaign could be made anonymously, while those…

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