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 interim sessions. There are a number of items that will highlighted in a series of blogs including tax reform, education policy and funding, transportation, economic development, air quality, and workforce policy.

The Legislature will be convening a special Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force that will be looking at transportation policy and governance broadly, ways to streamline and align investment and funding strategies for Utah’s long-term transportation needs.

The Utah Transportation Coalition and Salt Lake Chamber will be playing a very active role in the task force to advance good policy to keep Utah’s economy moving. In addition to the task force, there is quite a workload coming to the interim transportation committee on the more near-term issues facing Utah’s transportation challenges.

If you are interested in participating in the dialogue, contact: Abby Osborne, Vice President of Government Relations and Director of the Utah Transportation Coalition (aosborne@slchamber.com)

38-15-1 is the Salt Lake Chamber Public Policy Update. From Congress and the Governor’s office to legislative committee rooms and city halls across the state, the Chamber is working to promote a pro-growth, business-focused agenda.

Moving forward, every month the Salt Lake Chamber policy team will give an update on relevant business issues that the Legislature’s bicameral study committees discuss. All of the meeting dates are regularly updated and can be found here.

View additional Interim 2017 Previews here.