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Utah gubernatorial candidates spar on Medicaid expansion
Politics » Herbert says plan is unsustainable, while Cooke calls it a “smart business decision.”

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Herbert said he has articulated principles on immigration that are in line with the Compact, but he won’t sign it and derided Cooke as a "Johnny-come-lately" for signing it so recently, calling it "patronizing." Herbert said the area he might differ with the Compact is in his support for required background checks through E-Verify for potential workers and penalties for employers that fail to use the system.


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Gov. Gary Herbert said Utah is losing out on $120 million a year in sales taxes that are owed by residents making online purchases. Challenger Peter Cooke said he needs to study the issue more but isn’t sure it would be a win for Utahns to start collecting that tax.

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