Johnson believes he could do a better job managing Utah’s economy as governor

He got more votes than incumbent Governor Gary Herbert at the Republican Party’s state convention. Now, Herbert’s challenger, Jonathan Johnson, says he believes he can win the June 28th Republican Primary.

On <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People program Tuesday</a>, Johnson said he believes he could do a better job with economic development than the governor is currently doing.

“We spend too much time today picking winners and losers, giving big companies tax breaks,” Johnson claimed during the interview. “I think we could do better by lowering corporate taxes and letting all businesses hire another one or two or three people or invest in equipment that helps their business grow.”

Johnson said we could also do better by being less reliant on the federal government. Johnson also said during the last eight years we have gone from getting a little over 20% of state money coming from the federal government to more than 30%.

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