Utah best state for federal opioid money, House Speaker Hughes says

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(Fox 13, October 26) On the heels of the president’s declaration of the opioid epidemic as a national public health emergency, one Utah official believes the state is the most ready for federal aid.

"Utah has, I'll use a transportation term, a 'shovel ready project.' More than any other state I would argue in the country, in that Operation Rio Grande is in the heart of this very issue we're talking about," Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes told local station Fox 13. Read more.