By cutting taxes at historic levels, and by cutting burdensome regulations, Utah’s economy has become one of the best in the nation.
Because of this, during his time as Speaker, Greg was able to increase education funding to record levels by adding $1.7 billion in new money for Utah schools.
Greg Hughes removed the state portion of the sales tax on food and dramatically cut income taxes. He was the driving force behind the effort to create a system of inland ports throughout the entire state.
As Speaker of the House, Greg Hughes launched Operation Rio Grande to combat rampant crime, homicides, and an open-air drug market in Salt Lake City. He set up an office at ground zero of the urban chaos. His efforts broke through the political gridlock and led to collective action that has made a difference.
Despite unprecedented political pressure from the liberal media, Democrats, and even Republicans, Speaker Greg Hughes stood strong to defeat multiple efforts to expand Obamacare in our state. Utah can’t get pulled into the cycle of ever-expanding entitlements that is bankrupting our country.
LET UTAH WORK AGAIN
Our Governor and Lt. Governor can’t close our state borders and let local governments suspend our rights. It’s easy for people with guaranteed government paychecks to tell us that we need to keep this economy closed indefinitely.