Utah’s fiscal health good amid pandemic but could take a turn

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Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Wildfires add to concerns as another $28 million in funding needed for battling blazes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah legislative leaders received a largely positive prognosis Tuesday for the state’s financial health amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but were warned a second wave of the deadly virus “could throw the economy into a tailspin.” The Executive Appropriations Committee, made up of state House and Senate leaders from both parties, also heard they’ll need to come up with another $28 million for what’s likely to be Utah’s worst-ever wildfire season on top of the $12 million already budgeted. After six special sessions since the 2020 Legislature ended in March, just as the novel coronavirus outbreak hit the United...

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Utah’s fiscal health good amid pandemic but could take a turn

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