SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) - The 2018 legislative session kicks of next Monday, January 22, 2018. Along with it will come a slew of hot button issues that will be addressed and considered by lawmakers.
Inside Utah Politics caught up with Governor Gary Herbert to talk about some of the key issues and what we should expect as we head into the session next week.
One of the governor's biggest priorities is education funding.
"My number one budget priority has always been education, and the legislature has embraced that too and consequently of our $382 million of new money coming into the revenue stream with the growth of the economy, nearly three out of every four dollars of new money is going into education," said Herbert.
Some other issues that the governor touches on are tax modernization, air quality and ballot initiatives.
"There's clearly some energy out there for some of these petitions, and it wouldn't surprise me if some of them, not only get the signatures, but pass the ballot box in November," Said Herbert.
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