Why Utah lawmakers say a $1B surplus is a ‘crisis’ in need of reform

February 6, 2019 | The Salt Lake Tribune

Between now and March 14, lawmakers will decide how to spend an estimated $1 billion surplus from the state’s income tax, money that the Utah Constitution requires be spent on public education.

But at least one outcome from the 2019 session is a virtual certainty: School funding will not increase by $1 billion.

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