UBR Recap: Dec 14-18

December 14, 2015

 

Are you a resident of Utah? Do you purchase medication? Do you wish there was a program to help you save on prescription prices?

There is! It’s called the Utah Drug Card Program.

This service is absolutely free to all Utah residents that wish to save on their prescription prices. Plus, there are no premiums or deductibles associated with this program.

Membership to the Utah Drug Card program has no requirements. No income, age, pre-existing condition, deductible or waiting period restrictions.

The program is designed to help patients who do not have prescription drug coverage or have limitations to their current coverage.

The Utah Drug Card is partnered with companies that negotiate discounts directly with the pharmacies on over 20,000 name brand and generic drugs, guaranteeing you get the best pricing on your prescriptions.

You can save up to 75% on your medications, and average savings of program users is around 30%.

The Discount Prescription Card is pre-activated and accepted at over 68,000 pharmacies around the country.

So why wait? Get yours today at: utahdrugcard.com.

December 15, 2015

Are wondering what you’ll be doing this New Years Eve?

Look no further than EVE WinterFest, which returns to downtown Salt Lake City for its seventh year.

This three-day fest, which runs from December 29-31st, is a community-wide celebration of art and culture in the urban center of Salt Lake City and Utah. It is a perfect way to ring in the New Year!

More than 40,000 attendees are expected and from cinema to comedy – there is a wide variety ten venues for you to take advantage of.

On the 31st, this event culminates with the ultimate, unique countdown experience. Listen to live music from the New Orleans based Stooges Brass Band and then watch the ball drop with a light show centered around America’s largest MirrorBall. It’s over 20 feet in diameter!

EVE WinterFest is a three-day celebration with concerts, DJs and engaging activities for kids and families. There really is something for everyone.

Ring in the New Year with EVE WinterFest. You won’t want to miss it!

To purchase tickets or more information, visit: EVESLC.com.

December 16, 2015

A few weeks ago, Congress advanced several priorities that are key to the success of our state.

The Utah business community is enthused and energized by the passage of these bills which signals that Washington is finally acting on long-standing critical issues to strengthen our economy.

We applaud the successful passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a long-term surface transportation bill that provides consistent investment in our transportation infrastructure.

Additionally, we are excited that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will help return control of education to the states and local school districts from the federal government.

We also want to commend the effort to advance health care reform that applies market principles to contain costs and improve healthcare through reducing the onerous burdens on business placed by the Affordable Care Act.

We are hopeful this momentum continues and that key issues will help spur investment and innovation in the upcoming months.

To see more of the Chamber’s statement on these priorities and learn about our policy initiatives, visit: slchamber.com.

December 17, 2015

Back in the 1980s Utah had one of the best voter participation rates in the nation, with a turnout reaching nearly 70%.

However in recent years that rate has gone down significantly. The Utah Foundation recently released the report “Voting in Utah: Analyzing Current Practices and Future Options for Utah Voters.”

Some of the key findings from the report include:

  • Outreach to existing and potential voters is critical for any of the suggest solutions to be effective.
  • Utah cities that conducted all vote-by-mail elections saw an average increase in turnout from 21% in 2011 to 38% in 2015.
  • A voting system which includes numerous options for voters, such as Election Day registration, early voting, or optional vote-by-mail, is more likely to see high turnout than a system without.
  • Utah also has long been the youngest population in the nation. Meaning that low voter registration in the youngest age group can translate to low voter registration for the state as a whole, but this has not always translated to low participation.

The report not only looked at the reasons for the decline in voter participation but the efforts to bring it back up as well.

To see the full report, visit: Utahfoundation.org.

December 18, 2015

It was recently announced that Rice-Eccles Stadium will be the stage for the inaugural Nitro World Games in July 2016.

From freestyle motocross, bicycle motocross, skateboarding, scooter and inline skating competitions – there will be something for everyone!

Nitro Circus CEO, Michael Porra believes that action sports are in need of a total reinvention and that this is the driving force behind these games.

The event will feature a redesigned scoring system, innovative ramps and jumps and improved safety features.

They want to go bigger and better, but also be the safest event possible.

Jeff Robbins, CEO of the Utah Sports Commission estimates the event will bring $8 to $10 million in economic impact to the state.

An event such as this one will help to further diversify Utah’s economy and the state’s status as a leader in sports and recreation.

For more information visit: Nitrocircus.com.

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