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 [...]

7 03, 2019

State elected leaders agree to Salt Lake Chamber’s call for more deliberation on Tax Modernization

By |2019-03-07T15:57:49-07:00March 7th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|Comments Off on State elected leaders agree to Salt Lake Chamber’s call for more deliberation on Tax Modernization

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (March, 2019) –  Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, issued the following statement on Governor Herbert’s and Legislative Leadership’s decision today to push pause on HB 441, Tax Equalization and Reduction Act: “After hearing from a number of our member businesses and listening to [...]

21 02, 2019

Health care costs rising in Utah

By |2019-02-25T16:03:51-07:00February 21st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The majority of Utahns, over 60 percent, purchase their health care plans through their employers. Not only is this much higher than the national average of 49 percent, but it’s also the highest rate of employer-sponsored health care plans in the country. Over the last 10 years, we’ve also seen more and more Utahns purchase [...]

14 02, 2019

3 Benefits to Implementing a Road User Charge

By |2019-02-19T14:24:44-07:00February 14th, 2019|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

For the past two decades, Utah’s gas tax revenue has been steadily declining, due in large part to more fuel efficient vehicles. At the same time, Utah has seen an increase in the number of miles traveled by vehicles. The Salt Lake Chamber has remained firm that users should bear the primary responsibility for funding [...]

15 10, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber Statement on Proposition 2, Medical Marijuana Compromise

By |2018-10-15T14:24:47-07:00October 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (October 15, 2018) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement on the Proposition 2, Medical Marijuana Compromise: “We applaud legislative leaders, the Governor and stakeholders on both sides of Proposition 2 for listening to the business community’s concerns and developing a legal framework [...]

23 08, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber urges elected officials to find legal framework for medical cannabis

By |2018-08-23T11:39:40-07:00August 23rd, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (August 23, 2018) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, issued the following statement on Proposition 2, Medical Marijuana Initiative: “We recognize with compassion those who find relief from pain and suffering through medical cannabis treatment. We also recognize the serious responsibility to protect [...]

30 07, 2018

July Interim and Special Session Recap: Issues Highlighted On The Hill

By |2018-07-30T14:33:16-07:00July 30th, 2018|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

This month’s interim session was filled with hot topics and big-time decisions. Not only did a normal interim session convene to review and prepare upcoming legislation, but Gov. Gary Herbert called a Special Session to vote on catalytic Inland Port and tax changes. This blog shortly explains what makes the interim session important, and provides [...]

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 [...]

5 06, 2018

The 411: 7 Questions and Answers About the Interim Session

By |2018-05-31T14:32:11-07:00June 5th, 2018|Blog, Policy|2 Comments

The Interim Session is upon us, and lawmakers recently met together for their first interim committee meetings. What is an interim session and what do you need to know about them? Here is the 411. Q. What is the Interim? A. Unlike other states, the Utah Legislature is a part-time legislature. Legislators convene once a [...]

22 03, 2018

Legislative Session Yields Long-Term Solutions for Utah

By |2018-07-18T12:41:44-07:00March 22nd, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

The Utah State Legislature passed some significant measures this year that will have a long-term impact on our economic prosperity. I had the opportunity to chat with Sen. Stuart Adams about some of the most prominent measures from the legislative session. 2018 Legislation One measure created an inland port authority, which will be a catalyst [...]