Spencer Cox in 2021 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Education: Change the way we fund schools, what's best for entire state

Education has always been called the great equalizer, but it can't be that way if our kids are not treated equally. It means changing the way we fund schools. It means challenging some of our long-held assumptions and setting aside what may be good for your own individual school and district to instead support the best interests of the entire state. The best way we can bring to life the American promise is to make sure that every single child has the same opportunity as every other child.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Utah legislature Jan 21, 2021

On Jobs: Funding for job training, not everyone needs a degree

I have proposed significant increases in job training, up-skilling and more money for our trade and technical educational institutions. We must overcome once and for all this terrible idea that every child needs a bachelor's degree to be successful. It's bad for our kids and it's bad for our economy. Helping our children--and adults--find the pathway that is right for them will strengthen families and our economy.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Utah legislature Jan 21, 2021

On Principles & Values: We are friends; we must always be friends

That, of course, does not mean that we should never disagree. I'm going to veto some of your bills. Probably more than my predecessors. Please don't take it personally. You are going to override some of those vetoes. I promise not to take that personally. It doesn't mean that I'm bad or you're weak. It is simply part of a process. A gloriously messy and inspired process. But there must be no room for contempt or hate. We are friends. We must always be friends.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Utah legislature Jan 21, 2021

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