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, [...]

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 [...]

20 10, 2018

Middle Income Utahns Bear Brunt of State and Local Tax Burden

By |2018-10-25T11:33:09+00:00October 20th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Max Roth in Fox 13 on October 20, 2018 (KSTU) -- The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy released a report showing how every state and the District of Columbia use tax policy in regressive and progressive ways. Their conclusion: all but five states and the District of Columbia have regressive systems, [...]

3 08, 2018

UBR: July 30-August 3

By |2018-07-25T11:50:35+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Blog, Policy, UBR|0 Comments

July 30, 2018 The Salt Lake Chamber is celebrating 131 years of doing business in Utah. Join us at our Annual Meeting on September 4, as we pay tribute to those who commit their abilities and time to help further the Chamber's mission and bolster the business community. This year we will recognize: Goldman Sachs [...]

19 07, 2018

State Income Taxes Will Go Up About $96 for ‘Average Joe’ Even With $30 Million Tax Break

By |2018-07-25T13:41:43+00:00July 19th, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Lisa Riley Roche in Deseret News on July 19, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's "average" taxpayers will still see about a $96 increase in their state income taxes next year, even with the Utah Legislature's new $30 million tax break for families. But that's about half of the $198 increase they [...]

2 07, 2018

Utah’s Tax Revenues Are Up Significantly Over Last Year

By |2018-07-18T10:32:59+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Bob Bernick in Utah Policy on July 2, 2018 Saturday was the end of the state’s fiscal year, and the 11th-month report on revenue collections by the Utah State Tax Commission shows tens of millions of dollars in surplus coming – once again. Yes, the Utah economy continues to outpace those of [...]

5 06, 2018

Utah: #10 Best State to Retire in 2018

By |2018-07-16T11:23:56+00:00June 5th, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Stacy Rapacon in Kiplinger on June 5, 2018 Thinking of retiring out West? Consider Utah. The Beehive State is a great choice for active retirees who love the outdoors. But it's not just lifestyle that makes the state an alluring spot to spend your golden years. Utah snuck in to our top [...]

1 05, 2018

Council Votes to Enact $25 Million Sales Tax Hike to ‘Change Life’ in Salt Lake City

By |2018-08-07T12:24:44+00:00May 1st, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Katie McKellar in Deseret News on May 1, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — The day after Mayor Jackie Biskupski unveiled her proposal on how to spend roughly $25 million that a half-penny sales tax hike would generate, the Salt Lake City Council unanimously voted to activate the increase. That means those who [...]

23 04, 2018

Salt Lake County Council Poised to Leave Sales Tax Hike Revival Up to City Leaders

By |2018-07-13T10:00:16+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Katie McKellar in Deseret News on April 23, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Thanks to the sweeping transportation bill passed by the Utah Legislature this year, counties have the power to resurrect the Proposition 1 tax sales tax hike. But Salt Lake County leaders might hand off that power to cities. The [...]

11 04, 2018

Mayor Biskupski: Salt Lake City Tax, Spending Proposals for Roads, Police, Housing and Transit Have 70 Percent Public Support

By |2018-07-13T08:15:13+00:00April 11th, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Bill Dentzer in The Salt Lake Tribune on April 11, 2018 With Salt Lake City finding significant public support for new spending to fix streets, add police, subsidize housing and improve transit, the roadshow that Mayor Jackie Biskupski and other city officials have embarked on to promote the plan is starting to [...]