Tag: budget

Utah lawmakers reach deal to resolve budget impasse

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — The budget impasse between the House and the Senate is resolved, with Republican legislative leaders agreeing to provide only temporary funding for $320 million in government services. What that means is there will be no committment to

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Principal goes to law school to sue state

Source: Draper Journal In her 12 years of teaching and 13 years as principal, Amy Martz has worked to provide the best for Utah students. She cares so much for her students that, when as a principal, she discovered students in need of a home, she applied to be a foster parent and brought them

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Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump’s budget

Source: X News Press Nutritional assistance will be cut by $192 billion and overall welfare programs will be sliced by $272 billion, The New York Times reported. The President’s first major budget proposal, which assumes the Medicaid savings in the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) will be passed, would make $800 billion in cuts to

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GOP pleased over Trump budget blueprint

Source: Newburgh Circle Student loan programs for the poor will be eliminated. Veteran GOP Rep. Harold Rogers, who represents a poor district in eastern Kentucky, says, “These cuts that are being proposed are draconian”. These would include USD193 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), $21 billion from Temporary Assistance for Needy

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GOP pleased over Trump budget blueprint

Source: Newburgh Circle Student loan programs for the poor will be eliminated. Veteran GOP Rep. Harold Rogers, who represents a poor district in eastern Kentucky, says, “These cuts that are being proposed are draconian”. These would include USD193 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), $21 billion from Temporary Assistance for Needy

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Trump budget proposal cuts programs used by hundreds of thousands in Utah

Source: Fox 13 President Donald Trump’s first budget unveiled Tuesday proposes steep cuts to social safety net programs used by hundreds of thousands of Utahns, according to critics. Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, presented the plan differently, saying they will simply not raise the budget for many of the

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My view: We need local politicians to show leadership on education

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune By now, the standard talking points on education funding are well-known. Utah is 51st in the nation for per-pupil funding. Over 1 billion dollars have been taken from the annual K-12 education budget. And we have a teacher shortage coupled with problems retaining teachers exacerbated by low starting salaries for

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The company you keep: Mia Love and Paul Ryan to team up

Congresswoman-elect Mia Love went to great lengths during her campaign to refute earlier promises she had made to do away with the Department of Education–including popular Pell grants and subsidized loans that allow many Americans to afford a college education. The assignment of her new congressional mentor, Paul Ryan, gives cause to consider whether or not her

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Lockhart’s legacy bill would give your kid an iPad

Public education is one of the perennial focal points for the legislative session. This year’s session is no exception. Gov. Gary Herbert has allocated $261 million in his 2014-2015 budget proposal to increase education spending. That increase will go to pay for the additional 10,300 new students expected to enter Utah’s schools this year, as

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Deficit drops despite pessimism and partisanship

A funny thing is happening on the way to the next debt ceiling showdown. When we last left our congressional super heroes they had tied our country to the proverbial railroad tracks and said the train was coming on May 18 (the current expiration date for the debt ceiling extension) – if you’re old enough

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