Gov. Herbert threatens veto of Lockhart proposal

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says he may veto a bill being pushed by House Speaker Becky Lockhart that would allocate millions for a technology overhaul in state classrooms.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( ) that Herbert said Thursday that giving more than $30 million for a program that people know very little about is not wise.

Lockhart has asked for $200-$300 million to equip each student with a digital tablet and train teachers on how best to use the devices in their lessons.

Republican leaders in the Senate have proposed setting aside $26 million for the program.

Herbert and Lockhart, both Republicans, have been exchanging jabs throughout this year's legislative session. Lockhart won't seek re-election in November and she's considering running against Herbert in 2016.


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