Vaughn Cook on Environment
Tougher pollution-control mandates to improve air quality
Cook's platform calls for raising Utah's minimum wage, with potential exemptions for smaller and startup companies; tougher pollution-control mandates to improve air quality; expansion of Medicaid programs covering the poor; and greater transparency
with an end to closed-door caucuses on Utah's Capitol Hill.
The fifth-generation Utahn previously served as chairman of the Utah County Democratic Party. He co-founded the Utah Centrist Democratic Council, a group
Cook described as seeking political solutions based "in the consensus of common sense" rather than "the extreme, uncompromising edges of the political spectrum."
"Used to be," Cook said, "that compromise was not a dirty word in Utah politics."
Source: Salt Lake Tribune on 2016 Utah Gubernatorial race
, Mar 1, 2016
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