Hey Governor Huntsman, We Can Afford a Tax Cut

As if anyone in Utah needed further proof our state is run by a bunch of tax and spend happy politicians, check out these headlines and excerpts from Friday's edition of the Deseret News. Suspension of gas tax isn't likely

Any possibility of suspending the state tax on gas, which Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. pointed to Thursday as a way to ease pains at pump, may get buried under a whopping revenue loss.... -- Deseret News, September 9, 2005

[State Budget] Surplus is officially record $170.4 million

After months of rapidly escalating estimates, the final surplus for the 2005 fiscal year, which ended June 30, is $170.4 million, according to numbers released Thursday by the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget. -- Deseret News, September 9, 2005