Category Archives: Budget

West Valley City to own $30 million hotel

Tweet West Valley City is providing a loan of $30 million to a private developer to build a hotel as part of the city’s Fairbourne Station project. If the hotel fails, then the city will be responsible for covering any … Continue reading

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So … what about that $25 million building?

Tweet In Monday’s post, “Is this really a $40 million problem?” we wrote about the news that Salt Lake County might build a $40 million “community corrections center.” We noted that only $4.5 million of that would go towards the … Continue reading

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Is this really a $40 million problem?

Tweet The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday that Salt Lake County is considering building a “‘community corrections center’ designed to help convicted wrongdoers who wrestle with drug addictions or mental health problems break free from their criminal past,” a kind … Continue reading

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Alcohol Regulation: Moral Issue or Economics Issue?

Tweet In recent weeks, there has been talk of privatizing Utah’s liquor stores.  Most likely, this debate has gained traction with the announced closure of 10 state liquor stores (one closed, but the other nine will remain open).  As some … Continue reading

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Rep. Carl Wimmer Crafts Spending Limitation Proposal For Utah

Tweet   SALT LAKE CITY (FEB. 17, 2011)—Representative Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, released a joint resolution today that would require the Legislature to limit state spending to the amount the state expended during the preceding fiscal year with an increase allowed … Continue reading

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Hillyard warns budget cuts are going to sting

Tweet With a $313 million structural imbalance in the Utah budget, state lawmakers are considering multiple options for cuts – and regardless of which option the Legislature chooses, some agencies are going to hurt. “There’s going to be people impacted … Continue reading

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