SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – On Wednesday, Governor Gary Herbert gave his annual State of the State address, but this year’s speech was a little different.
Less than a week after the federal government shutdown he decided to focus on what he calls, “Utah’s unique spirit of collaboration,” where he called for all Utahans to come together and work with one another for a brighter future.
Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics Jason Perry stops by this weeks Inside Utah Politics to break down the speech.
“People left the speech thinking, I’m proud to be a Utahn, but they’re also thinking we have to think beyond ourselves and that is such an important principal. Decisions today impact tomorrow and we have to, kind of be making laws that think that way,” Perry said.
He also talks about why he believes the governor made the decision to take his speech in a different direction and why the timing of it was right.