State of Utah Archives: on Jobs

Mike Weinholtz: Raise the minimum wage to fight against poverty

I ran my business with the motto of putting people first, even before profits. This idea helped turn my company, CHG Healthcare, into one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" in the nation. I will bring that same attitude to the state when recruiting and growing businesses in the state; this will mean having the political courage to stand up for everyday Utahns and against special interests for quality jobs.
Source: 2016 Utah gubernatorial campaign website Jun 17, 2016

Vaughn Cook: Raise Utah's minimum wage

Cook's platform calls for raising Utah's minimum wage, with potential exemptions for smaller and startup companies; tougher pollution-control mandates to improve air quality; expansion of Medicaid programs covering the poor; and greater transparency with an end to closed-door caucuses on Utah's Capitol Hill.

"We suffer from the supermajority of one party," Cook said. "It's just not healthy for us to have a government system so controlled by so few people."

Source: Salt Lake Tribune on 2016 Utah Gubernatorial race Mar 1, 2016

Gary Herbert: Remove oppressive nonsensical regulation & spur job creation

While I am optimistic about Utah's future, I realize that 71,000 Utahns still seek employment. And I will continue to work tirelessly with you in the legislature to empower the private sector to create job opportunities for every Utahn.

Sometimes promoting economic development means removing or simplifying overly oppressive or nonsensical regulation that also presents obstacles to job creation. Last year I told you about the results of our state regulatory reform effort. This year I am pleased to announce that I am partnering with the mayors of Provo, Ogden, Cedar City, and South Jordan on a pilot project to engage in regulatory reform at the local level that I hope could be a model for every city and county. These efforts exemplify the best kind of economic recovery, with government removing the obstacles to innovation and free market growth, creating real opportunity for all Utahns.

Source: 2013 State of the State Address to Utah Legislature Jan 30, 2013

Jon Huntsman: Utah job growth at 5%; unemployment under 3%

Source: Utah 2007 State of the State address Jan 16, 2007

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