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State of State: Utah governor 'Never been more optimistic'
State of the State »Governor pounds home “Three E’s” — economy, education, energy — but avoids concrete pitches.


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"It’s very imbalanced and the proof is right in front of people’s eyes and their own doctors tell us it’s endangering their children," he said. "I think it’s a farce. The governor’s proposal [for clean air] is a farce."

gehrke@sltrib.com

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Herbert shoutout

Gov. Gary Herbert gave a shoutout in his State of the State address to Allyson Gamble, a state employee whose remarkable experience of twice being a heart transplant recipient has made her’s a powerful voice for organ donation and strength in the face of adversity.

Herbert chose to single out Gamble in his remarks as a way to highlight a Utah medical company that designed a device that helped relieve pressure on the 44-year-old’s heart. But it was also a nod to a member of the political family on Capitol Hill.

» Read her story on our website. > bit.ly/YFBFRK

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