Appreciate all Leavitt has done for Utah through the years. Unfortunately, now
we have a governor and legislature who are turning back the clock to encourage
coal, depleted uranium, and pollution from trucks and trains. Our
goal? Become the Pittsburgh of 1950.
I fully agree we need to be ahead of the curve on infrastructure. That said Utah politicians need to stop buying big tech companies to come to
Utah by giving them tax breaks. Utah is a desirable enough place to come and
work in. There is no need to give this multi-billion dollar companies tax break
Yes, by all means. Home prices aren't out of reach for enough people now.
Let encourage San Francisco home prices.
Leavitt was a visionary Governor. His address was a refreshing statement about
the investments required to make Utah a major tech hub. The incredible irony is
that USTAR which sponsored the Innovations Summit was eliminated by Governor
Herbert and the Utah Legislature during the last legislative session. The
legislature did find an opportunity to authorize a $ 50.0 m. loan for assisting
in the development of a deep water port in California or Mexico to ship Utah
coal.So, the important technologies funded in part by USTAR ( clean
energy, robotics, medical devices, DNA research, big data, etc. ) are on the
shelf and Utah policy makers make a bold and visionary decision to invest in
coal. The irony is just astonishing.