December 2023 Archive

Confetti and Customer Service: Legislative Performance Initiative Rings in 2024

As the Legislature kicks off the 2024 General Session, many budget discussions will focus on how the Legislature can allocate funding to facilitate solutions. Meanwhile, the Legislative Fiscal Analyst’s (LFA) Performance and Operations team will focus on improving internal processes for working with agencies that implement appropriated funding. A crucial step of process improvement is […]

December 29, 2023

Unwrapping December’s Revenue Report with Cautious Optimism

On Friday, December 15th, the Tax Commission published their monthly revenue summary (detailing collections according to tax type) in conjunction with the Revenue Snapshot from the Legislative Fiscal Analyst and Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (comparing collections to revenue estimates). Through five months of the fiscal year, the state’s General, Income and Transportation Fund […]

December 15, 2023

‘Tis the Season: Budget Season 2024 gets Underway

On Tuesday morning, Governor Spencer Cox released his budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2025. The Governor stressed “people, growth, and good government”, asking legislators to prioritize funding for housing and homelessness, mental health services, education, and employee compensation. The Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst annually provides a summary for the nearly 200 pages of […]

December 8, 2023

Plane and Simple: Budgeting for the State Air Fleet

The Utah Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division currently owns two airplanes: a King Air C90 (purchased in 1999) and a King Air B200 (purchased in 2000). These planes are available for agencies and officials to use to conduct state business. Additionally, the Department of Transportation (UDOT) leases two hangars and office space (approximately 19,000 square […]

December 1, 2023