Monday, January 12, 2009

Huntsman wants fewer cuts


Gov. Jon Huntsman's proposed budget calls for cutting state agencies' budgets by about 7 percent, but lawmakers say they want cuts that are double that figure. Huntsman and legislative leaders are both working toward a balanced budget, but Huntsman's proposal calls for bonding to make ends meet.

Republican lawmakers want more cuts; Huntsman more bonds. Mark Sanford would give his left nut for Utah legislators (he keeps the right for symbolic purposes).