Statement on Gov. Herbert's Budget Priorities

Democrats Search for “Wiggle Room” in Governor’s Budget Priorities

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: December 9, 2015

Contact: Elizabeth Converse, Communications Director
Utah House Democratic Caucus
801-835-7087 |

Democrats Search for “Wiggle Room” in Governor’s Budget Priorities

Salt Lake City – House Democrat Joel Briscoe held hope that the Governor’s newly released budget priorities would hold enough “wiggle room” to promote healthcare and advance education priorities long held by the Democratic Caucus.

He said, “We appreciate that the Governor’s budget begins a commitment to building a sustainable future for Utah, including funding for water conservation and air quality improvements. But we cannot have a sustainable future when we neglect our human resources by refusing to provide access to healthcare or a fully funded education system that can provide room for innovation and growth. We are disappointed there is no place in his budget creating greater access to healthcare for our state’s citizens. Utah will be successful when it prioritizes the people of this state. Utahns deserve that.”