Utah lawmakers are still not ruling out some type of tax cut proposal before the end of this year's legislative session.

House Speaker Brad Wilson was cautiously optimistic yesterday after lawmakers received new revenue estimates showing that Utah has millions in surplus money.

But other Republican leaders are being very cautious after they repealed a tax overhaul bill rather than face a possible citizen referendum later this year.

Senate President Stuart Adams said yesterday that a tax cut would be nice but that Utah must balance that against many requests for programs to deal with the state's biggest needs.

Deeda Seed of the Center for Biological Diversity is urging lawmakers to use any surplus money to deal with Utah's current and future problems.

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