‘We’re all in this together’: Greg Hughes talks about getting economy back on track after COVID-19 pandemic


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Amidst an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the race for Utah’s next governor is unfolding. This week ABC4 Senior Political Correspondent Glen Mills catches up with candidates to get their thoughts on the far-reaching pandemic and strategies for moving forward.

Former House Speaker Greg Hughes said one challenge of fighting the spread of the coronavirus is balancing social distancing and other guidelines with the inevitable economic impacts.

“You can’t lose your businesses, particularly your small businesses while you’re staying at home,” said Hughes. “The economy and economic growth is tethered completely with how we implement the public safety practices that we’ve been asked to do. They are not one or the other.”

Hughes went on to suggest that “everyone”– the free market, lending institutions, utility companies and insurance companies must hunker down and do their part to whether this storm.


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Glen Mills

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For this Beetdigger and Ute it’s an honor to be doing what he loves in his home state! Glen is an award-winning journalist, who joined the ABC4 News team in June 2013. You can catch him anchoring ABC4 News at 5 and 6, Monday through Friday. He also serves as our Senior Political Correspondent, keeping you up to date on issues that impact your life at the city, state and national level. His political reports run throughout the week, and he hosts Inside Utah Politics, Sunday mornings at 8. The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Glen as the best government and military television reporter in the state. Before returning home to Utah, he spent 11 1/2 years developing his journalism skills in other states. He held various on-air and management positions at KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho, WGBA in Green Bay, Wisconsin and KKCO in Grand Junction, Colorado during that time. Read More...

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