Throughout his legislative career, Greg Hughes has been a leader for education reform, fighting for more local control, parental choice, charter schools and increased innovation in education delivery and education funding. He has also consistently fought back against federal encroachment in our education system.
+ Increased parental choice
+ Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship
+ Expanded charter schools
+ Utah School Readiness Initiative
+ Advocate of local control
+ Consistently pushed back against federal encroachment
+ Increased transparency
EDUCATION IS AN INVESTMENT
IN THE FUTURE OF UTAH
In Utah, we have large numbers of students and limited dollars for education. Because increased funding for education is dependent upon revenue collections, Greg worked hard to create a climate for businesses to thrive and high-paying jobs to be created.
Through his efforts to reform our tax code 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.