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About 70% of Utah’s land mass continues to be owned and controlled by the federal government. It is no secret that Utah is home to abundant oil and natural gas reserves, but restrictions placed on public lands by the federal government render many reserves difficult or off limits all together to access.
Investing in our future generations by improving the quality of education is a key priority, but this investment must be approached in a manner that is sustainable long-term and without imposing cumbersome burdens on Utah’s taxpayers.
Storm clouds of financial crisis may appear on our horizon as neighboring countries or states experience the roller coaster of failed fiscal policies, but we have learned important lessons from recent recessions and are actively applying them to shore up our State budgeting procedures and build reserves.