Gov. Gary Herbert to meet with President Obama, congressional leaders on fiscal cliff
The clock is ticking closer to the end-of-year deadline to avert the fiscal cliff, which is a combination of expiring Bush-era tax cuts and automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that are the result of prior failures of Congress and Obama to make a budget deal.
"They've got to get some things done," Herbert said, adding he thinks all parties will be able to come together.
Herbert last met with Obama this past February along with other governors. His message then was flexibility.
He said he quoted from Obama's own handouts that some of the best ideas come from states. Medicaid, the governor said, is one of the areas where Utah could do a better job than the federal government.
Contributing: Associated Press
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