<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Incumbent District 5 State representative Curt Webb agrees with his Democratic challenger that more money is needed for education especially for kindergarten through 12th grade. However, Webb disagrees with biotechnology executive Al Snyder of Mendon who has an idea for more funding.
Webb said a big problem is that in Utah there isn’t enough access to the federal lands that could generate money for education. The two candidates debated Monday on KVNU’s Crosstalk show, and both candidates agreed that Utah needs to spend more money for education because education is the engine that causes business to expand.
Snyder and Webb said they believe the severance tax is one way to get more money for education. Snyder would like it to come from oil, gas, and coal. Webb, however, thinks the state should sell some of its public lands.
Webb disagreed with Snyder, who claimed education has declined in Utah as funding has declined.