15 06, 2017

P2020 Forum: Higher Education & Workforce Development Recap

By | June 15th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

This year’s second Prosperity 2020 Forum focused around higher education and workforce development, a main facet of Governor Herbert’s Life Elevated 2020 plan. The panel was moderated by Sean Slatter, president and CEO of Logistic Strategies, Inc. and included Vance Checketts, vice president of Dell EMC, Pres. Deneece Huftalin of Salt Lake Community College, Megen [...]

10 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Health Care Reform

By | May 10th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. Looking ahead, the Utah Legislature just announced the topics of study for the upcoming [...]

9 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Minimum Wage, Family Leave and Wage Gap

By | May 9th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. Looking ahead, the Utah Legislature just announced the topics of study for the upcoming [...]

8 05, 2017

Federal Policy Update: 38-15-1

By | May 8th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

In light of last week's House vote, the Salt Lake Chamber policy team wanted to provide an update on what to expect from Congress in the coming weeks on health care, tax reform, and the budget/appropriations bills. Now that the House of Representatives has passed its version of legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, [...]

3 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Education Policy and Funding

By | May 3rd, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. Looking ahead, the Utah Legislature just announced the topics of study for the upcoming [...]

31 01, 2017

Workplace Implications of the President’s Immigration Executive Order

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Originally posted on Linkedin by Roger Tsai, Corporate Immigration Attorney at Holland & Hart LLP. View the post here. On Friday afternoon, President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” immediately suspending the entry of citizens from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, and Sudan, [...]

30 01, 2017

Talent Ready Utah: Connecting Business with Education

By | January 30th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a “major collaboration called Talent Ready Utah” to “expand career opportunities statewide by increasing the number of business and education partnerships.” The push is aimed at connecting business with education to better prepare Utah’s workforce for the nation’s [...]

18 01, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber Announces 2017 Legislative Priorities and Announces Effort to Guide State’s Future Economic Direction and Competitiveness

By | January 18th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 18, 2016) — Today the Salt Lake Chamber held its inaugural Policy Summit to preview the business community’s priorities for the upcoming 2017 General Legislative Session with the release of the 2017 Public Policy Guide. Additionally, the Chamber made two major announcements to develop a long-term vision for Utah’s economy [...]

9 01, 2017

Health Care Policy in the New Year

By | January 9th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Health care has always been a key point of discussion for policy makers. Now, following the 2016 election, many businesses and employees are wondering what kind of changes the health care industry could see over the next four years. Andrew Croshaw, co-chair of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Health Systems Reform Committee and president of the [...]

22 11, 2016

November Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted on the Hill

By | November 22nd, 2016|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. These Interim sessions help provide a preview of issues that may be addressed in a future General [...]