KUER Local News
9:22 am
Tue February 19, 2008

State Revenue Projections Down

State Revenue Projections Down

Dan Bammes

Salt Lake City, UT – When is a $613 million dollar surplus in state revenue -- the third-highest surplus in Utah history -- a disappointment? The answer is when legislators were expecting a surplus of close to a billion dollars. Now they have to turn down all kinds of proposals for new state spending, and that could be the hardest work of the final two weeks of this legislative session.

Two competing bills setting targets for renewable energy have been heard in committees, and there's a clear winner -- a less restrictive bill supported by industry. KUER's Dan Bammes reports from Utah's state capitol.