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Utah's Poor Lose Benefits

Bennett Ely shows off his resume. He's hoping to find work after he lost his $261 general assistance benefit from the state Saturday.

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, UT – The monthly income of some of the state's poorest residents has taken another hit. On Saturday, cuts to Utah's general assistance program went into effect, despite a last-minute plea for the governor to intervene. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce reports.

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