Loss of federal funds might uncover a silver lining

Last week I ran across a Salt Lake Tribune story telling how some local governments and water districts are feeling the pinch as their state funding, which is dependent on federal funding, begins to dry up.

State and local dependence on federal dollars is nothing new. Utah gets about 30 percent of its budget from D.C., most of which is channeled downstream to the local level for everything from water testing to health care and much, much more.

So is dependence bad? As with most things, it depends (insert your own diaper joke here).

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