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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah budget officials are questioning a bonus program for managers of state school trust lands.
Last year, about 70 people at the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration split $269,000 in bonuses.
The agency raises money for Utah schools by selling and leasing on 3.4 million acres of state-owned land.
One of the state's legislative fiscal analysts, Ivan Djambov, says the bonuses seemed inappropriate given the state's financial woes.
But John Ferry, chairman of the agency's board of trustees, defends the bonus program as an important incentive for employees.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune
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