Utah Thrives podcast: Utah’s state budget and board chair Elizabeth Hitch

The most important job for Utah’s state legislature as it prepares to go into its general session is to pass a balanced state budget.

The governor provides legislators with a budget outline in December, and the day it was released, Utah Foundation hosted a breakfast with special guests Kristen Cox, the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, along with Phil Dean, the office’s Budget Director and Chief Economist. We’ll hear some of their thoughts in this edition of Utah Thrives.

We’ll also hear from Dr. Elizabeth Hitch, the new chair of Utah Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Hitch has served as a trustee for the past 12 years, and she has some thoughts about Utah Foundation’s work and its place in the community.

Listen to the episode here.