‘Utah Politics’ podcast: How lawmakers will make 2021 ‘The year of the tax cut’

Lawmakers also set to spend big on education, roads and buildings.

(Steve Griffin | Deseret News, pool) Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, speaks during the daily COVID-19 briefing at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

The 64th Utah Legislature begins next week.

Host Bryan Schott is joined on the podcast by Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, and Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City.

We discuss the top priorities for lawmakers this year as they anticipate having nearly $1 billion in extra revenue to spend. What will they do with that cash? Education should see a significant funding boost, as will some long-neglected one-time projects. But lawmakers are also eyeing a tax cut, something they’ve been wanting to do since 2019.

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