Utah’s budget debate: transportation and Medicaid

20 December 2011 Published in What's New?

State spending • Advocates for the poor say earmarks rather than aid hurt flexibility.

Unveiling his budget for next year, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert last week bemoaned the growing share flowing to Medicaid.

The health insurance program for low-income people consumes 17.6 percent of Utah’s budget, hurting the state’s ability to fund other priorities such as public schools, said Herbert, sounding a theme popular among conservatives.  Click on link below to read more.

 Utahs budget debate transportation and Medicaid (Salt Lake Tribune, 12-20-11)