SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) – State lawmakers will kick off the legislative session next month, and they have more than a billion-dollar surplus to allocate.

State Auditor John Dougall (R) and Former Democratic State Senator Scott Howell debate how it should be spent in this week’s Inside Utah Politics Panel discussion.

They also weigh in on the Respect for Marriage Act and the governor’s “Skills First” initiative.