Governor’s Office and Legislature Release Updated Budget Estimates


SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 18, 2022) – The Governor’s Workplace, Utah Senate, and Home of Representatives launched income numbers for state fiscal yr (FY) 2022-23. Utah is main the nation in financial efficiency and continues to exceed expectations. Although Utah’s economic system is robust, there are vital components, together with federal stimulus wind down, which will dampen income positive aspects.

Up to date funds estimates point out an extra $432 million in one-time income in FY22 and an extra $383 million in ongoing funds in FY23. Of the newly projected obtainable ongoing revenues, about 70% are within the Schooling Fund, and 30% are within the Normal Fund. The robust economic system is the rationale for the rise in income although there may be nonetheless heightened uncertainty concerning the longer term. 

Whereas February’s new income progress displays the continued momentum of the state’s financial restoration, Utah has a historical past of planning for future downturns and dangers. Fiscally conservative insurance policies and forward-thinking rainy-day funds enabled the state to efficiently navigate financial uncertainties, present a $193 million tax reduce and proceed to fund schooling and social companies at historic ranges.

Through the 2022 Normal Session, policymakers have an extra $617 million in one-time and $429 million in ongoing cash within the normal fund, and an extra $1.68 billion one-time and $1.07 billion ongoing within the schooling fund to allocate.

“Utah’s sturdy economic system continues to roar and these further revenues give us a novel alternative to enhance lives in addition to assist safe Utah’s future,” stated Gov. Cox. “Nonetheless, given the present inflationary pressures and world uncertainties, we should proceed with warning and strategy spending correctly. Supporting public schooling and upskilling, infrastructure enhancements, water investments, housing and financial savings — all of those will strengthen the state in each the short-term and long-term.”

State leaders want to make investments that can guarantee Utah continues to be the very best place to reside, work, study and play – not solely now, however for generations to come back. 

“For the previous two years, we now have been in a position to reduce taxes,” stated President J. Stuart Adams. “Whereas this can be a nice step towards giving a refund to hardworking Utahns, rising inflation is threatening our lifestyle. We’re taking steps to make sure our state can climate any monetary or financial storm. Our funds prioritizes objects that can higher put together us for future unknowns, together with generational investments in transportation, water, infrastructure and schooling. We are going to proceed to observe Utah’s long-standing sample of fiscal prudence, understanding it can serve coming generations of Utahns.”

The Legislature will proceed to fund the state’s essential wants whereas evaluating present and proposed spending with a concentrate on long-term fiscal sustainability. 

“Whereas I stay optimistic Utah’s economic system will proceed to flourish, we have to be cautious to not depend on one-time cash to fund ongoing wants,” stated Speaker Brad Wilson. “The Legislature has demonstrated a powerful dedication to fiscal accountability by permitting Utahns to maintain extra of their hard-earned cash, rising funding for schooling, and investing in vital tasks that can have generational impacts. We are going to proceed to make strategic investments that profit Utahns now and for years to come back.”

Funds Highlights

Normal Fund income projections:

  • $128 million newly obtainable one-time income in FY 2022.
  • $123 million newly obtainable ongoing income in FY 2023.

Schooling Fund income projections:

  • $304 million newly obtainable one-time income in FY 2022.
  • $261 million newly obtainable ongoing income in FY 2023.

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