federal budget http://kuer.org en Utah Counties Fear Elimination of PILT Funding http://kuer.org/post/utah-counties-fear-elimination-pilt-funding <p><strong>UPDATE</strong>: &nbsp;Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT1) met yesterday with House leadership, including Speaker John Boehner and budget committee chair Paul Ryan. &nbsp;Bishop says he's been assured funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program will be included in an upcoming appr0priations bill, though not in the combined spending bill the House will be voting on Wednesday.</p><p>----</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:14:15 +0000 Dan Bammes 40800 at http://kuer.org Utah Counties Fear Elimination of PILT Funding Ogden-Hinckley Tower Stays For Now http://kuer.org/post/ogden-hinckley-tower-stays-now <p>The Ogden-Hinckley Airport Control Tower will stay in operation at least until June 15th following a last minute decision by the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday. Federal budget cuts due to sequestration are threatening 149 similar operations across the country because contractors run the towers. Royal Eccles is the airport manager in Ogden. He says his issue isn’t so much with Congress as it is with the FAA.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 01:18:23 +0000 Bob Nelson 27568 at http://kuer.org Ogden-Hinckley Tower Stays For Now Matheson Says Both Parties to Blame for Sequestration http://kuer.org/post/matheson-says-both-parties-blame-sequestration <p>Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson says sequestration or sweeping federal budget cuts that went into effect Friday are a collective failure of Congressional leadership in both parties.&nbsp;</p><p>Representative Matheson says everyone in Congress agrees that 85 billion dollars of spending needs to be cut from the federal budget, but he says sequestration is not the way to do it.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:03:02 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25779 at http://kuer.org Matheson Says Both Parties to Blame for Sequestration Utah Accountants and Conservative Lawmakers Pull the “Financial Fire Alarm” http://kuer.org/post/utah-accountants-and-conservative-lawmakers-pull-financial-fire-alarm <p></p><p>Accountants are urging the state to prepare for an economic crisis brought on by national debt. Conservative Utah lawmakers responded Tuesday by announcing legislation to assess the risks and develop contingency plans if federal funds disappear.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:54:35 +0000 Andrea Smardon 24961 at http://kuer.org Utah Accountants and Conservative Lawmakers Pull the “Financial Fire Alarm” State House Speaker Calls for Plan to Wean Utah Off Federal Dollars http://kuer.org/post/state-house-speaker-calls-plan-wean-utah-federal-dollars <p>State House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart opened this year’s legislative session by calling on Utah to become less reliant on federal dollars.</p><p>Lockhart told House members that gridlock in Congress has a direct and immediate effect on Utah.</p><p>“It’s become increasingly apparent that the action or inaction of the federal government profoundly influences our success. We must have or implement a plan to get the state of Utah less reliant on federal revenue,” said Lockhart.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:47:07 +0000 Andrea Smardon 24209 at http://kuer.org State House Speaker Calls for Plan to Wean Utah Off Federal Dollars