6 12, 2018

Gov. Gary Herbert Says He Isn’t Proposing a Food Tax Hike. His Budget Plan Suggests Otherwise

By |2018-12-07T14:55:09+00:00December 6th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Benjamin Wood in The Salt Lake Tribune on December 6, 2018 Lehi • A booming Utah economy has produced more than $1 billion in surplus revenues for policymakers to spend next year, and Gov. Gary Herbert would like a chunk of that cash handed back to the taxpayers. Herbert released his budget recommendations on Thursday, [...]

6 12, 2018

Over $60,000 Worth of Instruments Donated to Salt Lake City Middle School

By |2018-12-07T14:51:59+00:00December 6th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by McKenzie Stauffer in KJZZ on December 6, 2018 (KUTV) -- Band students at Bryant Middle School in Salt Lake City spent a part of their school day on Tuesday unpacking new instruments. The institution was awarded a donation of over $60,000 worth of band instruments, according to Jason Olsen, a public information [...]

6 12, 2018

As Winter Inversion Sets in, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Proposes $100 Million in New Funding to Address Air Quality

By |2018-12-07T14:49:27+00:00December 6th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by The Salt Lake Tribune on December 6, 2018 Thursday was a moderate air quality day, as Salt Lake City’s winter inversion began to creep in. The state Division of Air Quality called for Utahns to not burn solid fuels and the division asked residents to reduce or stop open burning and limit [...]

5 12, 2018

At Home and Online: Utah Households Among the Most Connected, Census Shows

By |2018-12-07T15:17:34+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Annie Knox and Art Raymond in Deseret News on December 5, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — When they're at home, Utahns are more connected to the internet than the nation as a whole, new census estimates show, but the numbers also point to a stark digital divide. About 84 percent of Utah [...]

5 12, 2018

Puerto Rico is Open for Business with Utah, Secretary Says

By |2018-12-07T15:14:39+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Jasen Lee in Deseret News on December 5, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Puerto Rico is ready to do more business with Utahns. That was the message Wednesday from the secretary of Puerto Rico's Department of Economic Development and Commerce, who was visiting Salt Lake City. "We want to send the message [...]

5 12, 2018

Salt Lake County Library to Open New Branch at Junior Achievement City

By |2018-12-06T11:16:12+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Deseret News on December 5, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Junior Achievement of Utah and the Salt Lake County Library will celebrate the installation of a library branch at Junior Achievement City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the learning center located above [...]

5 12, 2018

Salt Lake County Council Passes $1.5 Billion 2019 Budget They Say Prioritizes Public Safety Without a Tax Increase

By |2018-12-06T11:11:27+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Taylor Stevens in The Salt Lake Tribune on December 5, 2018 The Salt Lake County Council unanimously passed a roughly $1.5 billion 2019 budget at its meeting on Tuesday, which council members say prioritizes public safety and criminal justice without increasing taxes. The budget retains most of the funding outgoing Mayor Ben [...]

4 12, 2018

Utah House and Senate Announce New Committee Assignments for 2019 Session

By |2018-12-07T15:36:24+00:00December 4th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Bryan Schott in Utah Policy on December 4, 2018 The Utah House and Senate announced their committee assignments for the 2019 session that starts in January. Among the appointments were a few surprises. The House and Senate Rules Committees, perhaps the most powerful committees in the legislature as they control the flow [...]

4 12, 2018

Utahns Required to Get a New ID by 2020 to Comply with Federal Standards

By |2018-12-07T15:34:33+00:00December 4th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Taylor Hartman in Fox 13 on December 4, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY -- Utahns will need to get new IDs by 2020 after the Utah State Legislature passed a bill during its special session Monday, to add gold stars to Utah driver's licenses in order to be compliant with security standards. In [...]

4 12, 2018

Shelters Filling up Fast as Cold, Winter Months Bring Struggles to Utah’s Homeless Population

By |2018-12-07T15:32:03+00:00December 4th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by D.J. Bolerjack in Fox 13 on December 4, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY -- As fall begins to fade away and the snow starts to hit the ground, Utah’s homeless populations that roam, and even sleeps outside, rush to the shelters for warmth. Matt Minkevitch, Executive Director of the Road Home Shelter in [...]