Democratic leadership in Utah responds to State of the State address

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert gave the State of the State address Wednesday night at the Utah State Capitol, and leaders of the Democratic Party in Utah issued their response.

The document embedded below contains responses from House Democratic Whip Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Senate Democratic Whip Karen Mayne, Senate Democratic Leader Gene Davis and House Democratic Leader Brian King.

Utah Democrats Respond to 2015 State of the State



    In the 2012 gubernatorial election Gov. Herbert beat democratic contender Peter S. Cooke 68% to 28%. Unlike states run by democrats Utah isn’t up to our eyeballs in red ink.

    • bob

      No state would be if they confiscated enough money.

      Absolute power corrupts absolutely. It’s hard to find a State government that is more corrupt than ours. It’s REALLY hard to find one that micromanages the lives of its citizens more than ours.

    • bob

      According to a January 2014 report by the nonprofit organization State Budget Solutions, Utah had a state debt of over $35 billion. Its state debt per capita was $12,513.

      Your eyeballs must be higher up than mine.

    • bob

      The GOP had had the Governorship and a veto-proof majority in both legislative houses since 1985. Why don’t you compare the growth of State spending to the growth of State population over that time period. Then tell me how fiscally responsible Republicans are when they have absolute power.

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