At noon today, the Senate and House Democrats in the Utah State Senate held a press conference to outline their 2010 budget proposal. Priorities are:
1. Protect vital services in priority areas–Public Education, Higher Education, Health and Human Services, and Public Safety.
2. Make equitable cuts where necessary and possible.
3. Find new revenue sources.
4. Utilize federal stimulus dollars.
Senate Minority Leader Patricia Jones and House Minority Leader David Litvack led the discussion outlining their proposal. Their comments and the entire budget proposal are available on the House Democrats’ website. Click here to read their remarks and view the budget proposal.
Senate Minority Leader Jones and House Minority Leader Litvack (center)
surrounded by Democrat Senators and Representatives