State Budgets: Utah Cuts Spending, Hopes for Stimulus Money
December 26, 2008
Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R) has pushed a $1 billion reduction in spending from the $10.6 billion state budget. Huntsman set a 7 percent budget reduction goal, to be met with layoffs, a 3-4 percent cut in education spending, cutting $4.7 million from a $12 million tourism-promotion budget, and even not filling judicial vacancies. Huntsman is also pushing for $14 billion in federal stimulus funding for various projects.
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