Gov. Huntsman asked legislators to be mindful of vulnerable people for whom government is their last safety net, for the state's public and higher education systems and children's programs.
He asked lawmakers not to lose sight of job losses that could materialize under current budget proposals. The UEA supports the governor's budget and hopes that the legislators will listen. We want to use the Rainy Day fund to help alleviate the deficits. The governor also urged civility and ethical conduct and urged Utahns to show just a bit more care and concern for one another.
Stay tuned as the process moves forward and we learn what we face for the next year.