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SALT LAKE CITY -- Dozens of Utah lawmakers are taking a trip to a conference in Philadelphia this week, despite current budget issues.
The Deseret News reports about one-third of Utah's legislators, both democrat and republican, will head to Philadelphia this week for the National Conference of State Legislatures. The legislators call the conference a valuable learning resource.
The paper reports the trip will cost around $75,000.
The Legislature's budget office says it has cut back its travel budget. House Minority Leader David Litvack, D-Salt Lake, tells the paper they've capped expenses, and most lawmakers will probably have to pay some of the trip's cost themselves.