LFA Releases Governor’s Budget Summary

December 13, 2022

Last week, Governor Spencer Cox released his budget recommendations for FY 2023 – FY 2024, announcing Tax and Education items on December 9th with the full budget following on December 10th. While Utah’s constitution makes budgeting a plenary power of the Legislature, past legislators delegated power to the Governor to recommend budget changes through the Budgetary Procedures Act, as long as the recommendations assume current tax law. 

The Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst has prepared a summary of the Governor’s requests, which can be found here. The Executive Appropriations Committee began budgeting in earnest during their meeting on December 13th.