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  • The Utah Democratic Party reacted to Governor Gary Herbert’s State of the State
    by Anna Thompson, Utah Democratic Party
    Published - 01/30/14 - 09:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) – The Utah Democratic Party reacted to Governor Gary Herbert’s State of the State, which put forth many themes but gave few concrete details and plans for action. Utah Democratic Party Executive Director Matt Lyon issued the following statement Wednesday,

    “Governor Herbert, where is your plan? What is your vision?”

    “Utah faces many difficult issues, but our governor is just playing in the margins,” Lyon continued. “To plan for the future we want, we must be detailed, analytical, and strategic today. Words are nice, but what is the plan for ensuring 60% of Utahns have degrees? How are we going to improve the devastating achievement gap among our low-income and minority students? Los Angeles and even Mexico City cleaned their air, but Utah doesn’t have a strategic plan? How are we going to bring those most in need out of poverty and give them a hand up, not a hand out?”

    “Utahns are resourceful, but political rhetoric, lofty speeches, and renaming the state tree doesn't lead to progress. Yes, Governor, we are a great state, but we need strategy, leadership, and vision to keep it that way.”

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