Notes from the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Sub-committee (BEDL)
Staff economist Alysha S. Gardner gave an overview of the budget and available funds. Materials: https://le.utah.gov/interim/2018/pdf/00000419.pdf
Labor Commission presented. They administer Workers' Compensation Act. The presentation was short. They indicated that they did not like their old performance measures but they like their new ones. Commission is asking for $15,000. Senator Hemmert challenged them to see if they can find that money elsewhere in their budget. Materials: https://le.utah.gov/interim/2018/pdf/00000502.pdf
USTAR presented. Analyst spoke first about their budget. Brian Somers presented on behalf of USTAR. Presented what they are and their mission, and then highlighted a few key programs. They brought some great hands on materials and showed videos about projects they've funded or otherwise supported.