16 01, 2020

What Utah’s Tax Bill Actually Does

By |2020-01-16T15:12:40-07:00January 16th, 2020|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

There are few issues that gain the attention of the business community more than taxation and changes to the tax code. As we begin 2020, with the legislature’s recent action in this area, and significant public discussion about what the bill actually does and does not do, the Salt Lake Chamber would like to provide [...]

18 10, 2019

Chamber Statement on Recently Released Tax Reform Proposal

By |2019-10-18T16:48:02-07:00October 18th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (October 18, 2019) — Today the Salt Lake Chamber issued the following statement in response to the Utah Legislature's recently released tax reform proposal: "We appreciate the effort the legislature has made to listen and work with Utahns in this process, just as the Chamber has done with our business community [...]

23 08, 2019

Salt Lake Chamber Releases White Paper on Tax Reform

By |2019-08-23T14:14:49-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 23, 2019) -  Yesterday, the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, released its white paper on tax reform. Following the last legislative session and the legislature’s efforts to restructure Utah’s Tax Code, the Chamber held eight industry-specific working groups to listen to business leaders, gather input and consider [...]

22 08, 2019

Chamber News: Tax Reform White Paper Released

By |2019-08-22T15:26:01-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Yesterday, Steve Starks, CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group and Immediate Past Chairman of the Chamber and I met with President Stuart Adams, Speaker Brad Wilson, and Co-Chairs of the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force, Senator Lyle Hillyard, and Representative Francis Gibson to present the Salt Lake Chamber’s White Paper on Tax Reform. [...]

1 05, 2019

President’s Message: Addressing Utah’s Tax Structure Together

By |2019-05-01T10:55:16-07:00May 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Utah’s tax system is the foundation of our state’s economic and business prosperity, and unfortunately also faces major structural problems. Over the summer, a government tax force will seek public input on how the state’s tax structure should be modified. The role business owners play in this process is critical. We recognize not all Chamber [...]

5 12, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber’s Statement on Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

By |2018-12-06T12:41:13-07:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (Dec. 6, 2018) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Herbert’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal: “Utah’s economy is the envy of the nation and the result of fiscal discipline, smart management and forward-thinking decision-making. Throughout our history, [...]

30 11, 2018

The votes have been tallied, now the real work begins

By |2018-11-30T16:07:32-07:00November 30th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

More than two weeks after the polls closed, a winner was announced in the race to represent the people of Utah’s 4th Congressional District.  Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams, claimed victory over Representative Mia Love by less than 700 votes. And thus concludes what has been called one of the nastiest races Utah [...]

20 06, 2018

June Interim Recap: Issues Highlighted On The Hill

By |2018-06-28T10:04:13-07:00June 20th, 2018|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

When it comes to Utah’s Legislature, much of the attention focuses on the general session which takes place in January through March each year. While this time is critical to passing the state budget and many other important laws, monthly interim sessions are where the preparation happens and the work gets done before the general [...]

8 12, 2017

UBR: December 4-8

By |2017-12-06T09:26:35-07:00December 8th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

December 4, 2017 In 2026 America will turn 250 years old. To prepare for this event, Eric Dowdle is putting together 250 paintings that will help tell America's story. His art, radio program and TV show “Painting the Town,” help him capture the essence and unique character of historically significant events or places. Over the [...]

27 11, 2017

The Salt Lake Chamber Takes a Stand on Tax Modernization

By |2017-11-28T15:22:51-07:00November 27th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

On November 27, 2017 Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, testified at the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee to share the business community’s perspective on efforts to modernize Utah’s tax code. Generally speaking, the Chamber has always supported tax policies that strengthen Utah’s economy and properly balances tax simplicity, efficiency, fairness, [...]