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When the state Legislature passed SB234 that created the Utah Inland Port Authority board, it set June 1 as the deadline for the various entities that have board members to make their selections. Last week, the initial board members were named.

One of those with an appointment to make was House Speaker Greg Hughes. And he picked the person who he thought would best be suited — himself. Hughes, very much the driving force in the Legislature for the creation of the Port Authority, said he picked himself because of his “institutional knowledge” of the proposed port because of his involvement during the time it has been debated and planned.

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