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, [...]

26 10, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber Applauds Congress for Passing Budget – a Key Step in Tax Reform

By |2017-10-27T08:38:06-07:00October 26th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (October 26, 2017) - Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber issued the following statement today after Congress’ final passage of the Budget Resolution for FY18, unlocking the process to achieve pro-growth tax reform: “As Utah’s business leader, we are thrilled that Congress is moving forward with tax [...]

29 09, 2017

Sending a Strong Message to Washington on Tax Reform

By |2019-03-25T13:28:57-07:00September 29th, 2017|Policy|0 Comments

On the morning of September 28, 2017 a letter signed by 244 associations and state and local chambers of commerce was sent to all Members of Congress. As the voice of Utah business and champion of community prosperity, the Salt Lake Chamber was among those who signed this critical message urging a budget resolution to [...]

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, [...]