Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis says his top priority for the 2014 session is making sure Utah's schools are properly funded to deal with exploding growth.
"We like to sometimes coat it that there are no problems here," said Davis in a Monday morning interview with Utah Policy. "We do have problems with our infrastructure in public and higher education."
Davis says he expects a number of unexpected issues to pop up over the 45-day session.
"There always are. There are the message bills, the bills blaming someone else for the problems that we face in Utah. We have a great penchant up here to blame the federal government for our problems and we just don't look at our problems and address them ourselves."