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Statement by Utah's Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT

The following is a joint statement by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, President John Valentine and Speaker Greg Curtis:

"Citizens bear the ultimate responsibility for how their government operates and how their children are educated. As elected officials, we support the constitutional right of the people of our state to ratify or reject legislation through the referendum process.

We encourage a healthy process and a clear public decision on Utah's Voucher Policy in November. In order for the referendum process to be effective, the electorate takes on the obligation to make an informed decision when casting their vote. We hope people become educated on this issue and engage in a manner befitting the citizens of a free republic.

A Special Session will not be called since an easy and practical remedy does not exist. We, however, are making our intentions clear: we honor the rule of law and will respect the outcome of the election."


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