Utahns Voluntarily Contribute $8,083 in 2014 to Public Education

Utahns Voluntarily Contribute $8,083 in 2014 to Public Education

16 December 2016

Numerous polls have been released that indicate Utahns would be supportive of an increase in the individual and corporate income tax to support the public education system. In October of this year, pollster Dan Jones and Associates asked Utahns whether they would favor or oppose a ⅞ of 1 percent increase in the personal and […]

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Save the date: January 9, 2017 – Utah Taxpayers Association Legislative Outlook Conference

Save the date: January 9, 2017 – Utah Taxpayers Association Legislative Outlook Conference

14 December 2016

2017 Legislative Outlook Conference Monday, January 9, 2017 Join the Utah Taxpayers Association at our annual Legislative Outlook Conference Monday, January 9, 2017 Little America Hotel 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Seats are limited, reserve yours today! Call 801.972.8814 or email bren@utahtaxpayers.org for more information and to reserve your spot. CLE and CPE credit will […]

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December My Corner: Ballot Question for $750 Million Income Tax Increase for Public Education will Fail, Create Lasting Ill-Will

December My Corner: Ballot Question for $750 Million Income Tax Increase for Public Education will Fail, Create Lasting Ill-Will

06 December 2016

Written by Association President Howard Stephenson Published on December 6, 2016 On November 29, 2016 education advocacy organizations Prosperity 2020 and Education First announced their intention to seek voter approval of a $750 million permanent increase in Utah’s individual and corporate income taxes. If approved by voters, the tax hike would raise the current rate […]

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Don’t let a famous company dazzle us into a bad deal

Don’t let a famous company dazzle us into a bad deal

22 August 2016

Economic development and jobs are top priorities for us. As Salt Lake County mayor and as a state senator, we’ve supported many projects where businesses get tax support in exchange for creating good-paying jobs and bringing more economic growth to the state. But when taxpayer dollars are on the line, one question stands out: Is […]

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Is West Jordan’s Discus deal a sound investment in the future or corporate welfare?

Is West Jordan’s Discus deal a sound investment in the future or corporate welfare?

11 August 2016

The City of West Jordan is currently negotiating an Economic Development Area (EDA) in the Southwest corner of the city to attract a large technology company to build a number of data centers within that area. The area is called the Pioneer Technology District EDA. The deal is essentially a property tax break to the […]

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2016 Cost of City Government Report

2016 Cost of City Government Report

09 August 2016

REPORT: UTAH CITIES TAKE $564 PER PERSON ANNUALLY Utah Taxpayers Association Cost of City Governments Report finds Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake to be the most expensive cities for taxpayers; Riverton and Taylorsville the least expensive. The Utah Taxpayers Association has released its 2016 Cost of City Governments Report. The report analyzes the […]

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