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The Upcoming Sequester on Thursday's Access Utah

The federal budget sequester, which was supposed to be a poison pill that would motivate Democrats and Republicans to come up with a compromise, may go into effect on Friday.  Thursday we’ll examine possible effects on Utah’s budget and economy.


Our guests will include Senate Budget Chairman, Sen. Lyle Hillyard R-Logan; and BYU Political Science Professor Richard Davis, who says in a recent Deseret News column that while the sequester makes no sense, it is time to cut the deficit.  Dan Gross, a columnist for The Daily Beast, said regarding the sequester, GOP states will be disproportionately affected in a  negative way. Also on the program is William Shughart, J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice at USU and Kevin Sullivan, a retired Air Force Major General.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.