Lawmakers plan trip despite tight budget

Lawmakers plan trip despite tight budget

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

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.

Most recent Politics stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast