BUDGET - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BUDGET News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: No surplus of Christianity in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429302-82/utah-surplus-values-166.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429302-82/utah-surplus-values-166.html.csp">Letter: No surplus of Christianity in Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T17:13:01.784-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was dismayed to read about Utah ending the budget year with $166 million surplus when there are over 100,000 Utahns with no health insurance, and no plan to use any additional money from the surplus to help Utah’s uninsured population. Once again I realize Utah values the dollar higher than Utah values a heartbeat. It is ironic since Utah prides itself on its Christian values when, obviously, ignoring the needs of uninsured Utahns is not Christian at all. Teri Harrison Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58429302@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:13:01 MDT Ireland economy grows 7.7 percent, leads eurozone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428446-79/ireland-growth-percent-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428446-79/ireland-growth-percent-economy.html.csp">Ireland economy grows 7.7 percent, leads eurozone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SHAWN POGATCHNIK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T08:36:02.043-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dublin • Ireland’s economy is growing at a rapid pace last experienced at the tail-end of the Celtic Tiger boom, government statisticians reported Thursday as economists declared an end to the country’s financial doldrums. The report from the Central Statistics Office said gross domestic product grew 7.7 percent from July 2013 to June 2014, the biggest annual rate of growth since early 2007. It said quarterly GDP rose 1.5 percent versus the January-March quarter. Finance Minister Michael Noonan ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584284462014-09-18T08:36:02.043-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T08:36:02.043-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428446@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:36:02 MDT Utah ends budget year with $166M surplus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421811-90/166-budget-education-ends.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421811-90/166-budget-education-ends.html.csp">Utah ends budget year with $166M surplus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T22:29:14.091-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah leaders got good news Tuesday — the state finished the 2014 budget year with a tidy $166 million surplus and will have a sizable chunk of that available to spend when they meet next year. After some required earmarks — money that is statutorily required to go to the Rainy Day Funds and the Disaster Recovery Fund, among others — $112 million is left, all but $7 million from higher-than-projected income tax collections that are constitutionally earmarked to be spent on public and higher educ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421811@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:29:14 MDT Greece makes further progress on budget front http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406972-79/greece-budget-further-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406972-79/greece-budget-further-government.html.csp">Greece makes further progress on budget front</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEREK GATOPOULOS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T12:56:01.95-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 12:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Athens • Greece has made its second successful return to the bond markets as the government revealed Friday it was beating a key bailout budget target — and by a big margin. The developments provide further evidence that Greece is slowly weaning itself from the rescue funds that have kept it afloat over the past few years. When Greece was unable to raise money in the bond markets in 2010, it had to be bailed out by its partners in the euro-currency zone and the International Monetary Fund. In re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584069722014-09-12T12:56:01.95-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T12:56:01.95-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406972@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:56:01 MDT Lee, Cruz vow to block any lame-duck action http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58402569-90/bill-block-budget-cruz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58402569-90/bill-block-budget-cruz.html.csp">Lee, Cruz vow to block any lame-duck action</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T20:27:15.102-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz say they will block any non-emergency legislation that Democrats try to push through after the mid-term elections, arguing that the lame-duck session shouldn’t be used to enact sweeping measures like immigration reform. The tea-party duo, whose fight against Obamacare led to the 16-day government shutdown last year, also argue that a temporary budget fix should extend until next year so that members of Congress who aren’t seeking re-election or who are de...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402569@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:27:15 MDT U.S. budget deficit dips to $128.7 billion in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402800-79/deficit-billion-budget-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402800-79/deficit-billion-budget-government.html.csp">U.S. budget deficit dips to $128.7 billion in August</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T15:54:01.426-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 03:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008. The August deficit was $128.7 billion, down 13 percent from the $147.9 billion deficit recorded in August 2013, the Treasury Department said Thursday in its monthly budget report. With just one month left in the budget year, the deficit totals $589.2 billion, 22 percent below last year’s 11-month total. The Congressional Budge...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584028002014-09-11T15:54:01.426-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T15:54:01.426-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402800@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:01 MDT Letter: We’ve earned our entitlements http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398383-82/military-health-retirement-sept.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398383-82/military-health-retirement-sept.html.csp">Letter: We’ve earned our entitlements</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T16:49:01.748-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recent opinions of Charles Lane (“Too little of the Pentagon’s budget goes for defense,” Sept. 4) and Mitt Romney (“The need for a mighty American military,” Sept. 5), two “chicken hawks: who never served, offer similar approaches to funding for more planes, ships, bombs and missiles. It is simple, really. Do it on the backs of those that have served. Lane laments that too much is spent on health care and retirement of military personnel while Romney attacks entitlement programs. (You know, lik...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398383@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:49:01 MDT Washington Post: Rove’s debt doubletalk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58373776-82/rove-bowles-obama-simpson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58373776-82/rove-bowles-obama-simpson.html.csp">Washington Post: Rove’s debt doubletalk</a></h4>