9 02, 2018

UBR: February 5-9

By |2018-02-09T13:12:51-07:00February 9th, 2018|Blog, UBR|0 Comments

February 5, 2018 Join the Salt Lake Chamber as we recognize the incredible contributions immigrants make every day in Utah at the “New Pioneers: American Dream Award Program.” The program helps remind us about the positive impacts immigrants have in our local communities and how they have helped shape Utah’s history since the Mormon pioneers [...]

28 06, 2017

June 2017 Interim Recap

By |2017-06-28T08:58:56-07:00June 28th, 2017|Blog, 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. This month a number of key items we discussed: Transportation Governance and Funding Task [...]

2 06, 2017

38-15-1: Federal Update June 2, 2017

By |2017-06-02T07:35:09-07:00June 2nd, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber policy team wanted to provide you an update on what to expect from Congress before the summer recess. The Timeline: Congress will be in session for seven weeks before we hit August recess, and only an additional 3-4 weeks in September before the current federal government funding ends on September 30. The Salt Lake [...]

8 05, 2017

Federal Policy Update: 38-15-1

By |2017-05-09T13:47:02-07:00May 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, [...]

10 03, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Updates Week 7

By |2017-03-10T12:21:47-07:00March 10th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

After 45 days, we're excited to share that Utah's 2017 General Legislative session is in the books. This session has been tremendous for Utah's business community. While there is still work to be done, we cannot help but applaud the Legislature. We also sincerely appreciate all of your efforts this session as business leaders. Without [...]

3 03, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Updates Week 6

By |2017-03-10T10:48:24-07:00March 3rd, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

We're closing in on the final few days of the 2017 General Legislative Session, and well, it can't come soon enough! The major issues are all coming to a head. As such, we've decided to give you a brief summary of the outstanding pieces of the session. Budget: Legislators finalized aspects of the budget this week, including [...]

24 02, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Updates Week 5

By |2017-03-07T15:06:30-07:00February 24th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Week 5 of the 2017 Utah General Legislative Session was one of the most exciting weeks yet, with significant movement on our priorities and many other important bills advancing through. With less than two weeks left, many critical conversations continue to advance including the broader topic of tax reform and education funding. The Chamber's priority [...]

17 02, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Update: Week 4

By |2017-03-07T15:06:30-07:00February 17th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

After today, week four is officially in the books for the 2017 Utah General Legislative Session. As appropriation subcommittees have now completed their work, the discussions around the budget hit high gear. Also, this afternoon the consensus revenue estimates for the budget will be released to the Executive Appropriations Committee. While the budget takes shape, many important bills have begun to advance [...]

10 02, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Update: Week 3

By |2017-03-07T15:06:30-07:00February 10th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

This past week has been the busiest and most successful yet of the session. We made major milestones to  define a clear path forward on tax reform and witnessed the signing of a new executive order  and  the introduction of  H.B. 272 Regulatory Impact Amendments, both of which address our recommendations on regulation. Taken together, this executive order and H.B. [...]

3 02, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Update: Week 2

By |2017-03-07T15:06:30-07:00February 3rd, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

It may be chilly, but the legislative session is heating up. We have been extremely active the first two weeks of the session to make major strides on significant issues including advancing modernizing Utah's tax system, efforts to improve educational outcomes and improving Utah's regulation environment. Our team has had dozens of meeting with legislators, [...]