Self-Reliant Utah Plan

Self-Reliant
Utah Plan

Executive Summary

Utahns don’t merely address the issues we face today. We use foresight to see around the corner, anticipating the challenges of tomorrow. As our state continues to implement our plan for health and economic recovery, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and Senator Deidre Henderson propose a seven-point plan to increase Utah’s long-term resiliency and prosperity. Spencer is Utah’s homegrown candidate for governor, and his administration will make Utah our country’s most financially sound and self-sufficient state. The Self-Reliant Utah Plan will:

Prioritize and Source Critical Supply Chains in Utah

  • Incentivize homegrown production by prioritizing Utah-based manufacturers and suppliers
  • Retain a sufficient amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) and necessary medical supplies
  • Create Utah’s own strategic petroleum reserve
  • Develop the first-in-the-nation state strategic mineral reserve

Prioritize and Source Critical Supply Chains in Utah

Protect and Fortify Utah’s Agriculture and Water

  • Adopt policies to increase Utah-grown agriculture and secure reliable water sources for Utah’s growing population
  • Encourage the development of facilities to process Utah’s agricultural raw goods
  • Support the Lake Powell Pipeline and other vital water projects

Protect and Fortify Utah’s Agriculture and Water

Upgrade Telehealth Capacity

  • Improve telehealth capability and billing support for all Utah hospitals and clinics
  • Make telehealth a more common and accessible option for many doctor/patient interactions

Upgrade Telehealth Capacity

Foster Better Online Education

  • Modernize, customize, and improve technology-based learning opportunities for Utah’s K-20 students and their teachers

Foster Better Online Education

Embrace Telework

  • Expand state telework initiative to shorten commutes, minimize traffic, and reduce emissions
  • Expedite the movement of hundreds of jobs to more rural parts of the state
  • Downsize or divest surplus state buildings and properties

Embrace Telework

Streamline Government

  • Top-to-bottom review of all existing state programs and policies
  • Restructure, reduce, and streamline government to meet the needs of the decade ahead

Streamline Government

Replenish the State Rainy Day Fund

  • Replenish and expand the state rainy day fund to $1 billion by the end of their first term

Replenish the State Rainy Day Fund
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