On Feb. 25 of this year, during a week when stocks first began to tumble on worries the coronavirus might begin to disrupt supply chains, I asked state Senate leaders for their reaction. Did this give them concern that the good times were about to end?
“We worry about that all the time,” Sen. Majority Whip Ann Millner said. She pointed to the great recession of 2008, when the state went from healthy surpluses to a deficit almost overnight. “Events outside of Utah can impact us, as they did then.”