SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding today's call of a veto override session by the Utah State Legislature:
"As elected officials, we are all ultimately responsible to the people we serve. Simply put, I vetoed these four bills because I do not believe they are in the public's best interest. SB229, for example, earmarks funding for transportation, but potentially risks the State's ability to address other critical needs, like education. Maintaining the responsible fiscal prudence for which Utah is acclaimed includes protecting budget flexibility. I am confident that my positions serve the best interests of the people of Utah--now, and into the future."