Uncertain Future for uNOpia Tax

Uncertain Future for uNOpia Tax

UTOPIA/UIA Boards Divided Between Opt-In and Opt-Out Cities

Taxpayers Association Names Billy Hesterman as New Vice President

Taxpayers Association Names Billy Hesterman as New Vice President

The Utah Taxpayers Association has named Billy Hesterman as its new vice president. Hesterman comes to the association from the Daily Herald in Provo, UT where he was working as the political reporter covering the Utah Legislature. His first day at the Association will be Tuesday Sept. 30.

Vote YES on Amendment A

Vote YES on Amendment A

The Utah Constitution prohibits having more than two members of the same political party on the Tax Commission at the same time. The 2014 Legislature overwhelmingly approved a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would eliminate that partisan requirement. This fall voters will have the final say, voting on November 4 whether to approve Amendment A. Your Taxpayers Association encourages Utahans to vote YES on Amendment A.

It’s Time for Utah to End  K-12 Teacher Tenure

It’s Time for Utah to End K-12 Teacher Tenure

Utah is a pioneer in enacting education reforms that provide an economic return on our investment. Part of the reason is that our Legislature has limited the ability of teachers unions to manipulate the political system to the detriment of school children. Nevertheless, recent developments in California and the Midwest, traditionally bastions of union support, show just how much further Utah can go in limiting the negative effects of public employee unions.

Taxpayers Association Offers to Work with UTOPIA Cities in Developing Unbiased Non-Binding Opinion Survey

Taxpayers Association Offers to Work with UTOPIA Cities in Developing Unbiased Non-Binding Opinion Survey

As the six cities who continue to pursue UTOPIA’s “utility fee” model plan a non-binding opinion survey of their residents, the Utah Taxpayers Association is offering to help these cities develop a useful survey instrument.

FY 2013 School Spending Report Released

FY 2013 School Spending Report Released

Each year, your Utah Taxpayers Association collects the financial and statistical data for Utah's school districts and charter schools. This information compares the spending trends between school districts and outlines how school districts spend taxpayer dollars.

Uncertain Future for uNOpia Tax

Uncertain Future for uNOpia Tax

18 September 2014

UTOPIA/UIA Boards Divided Between Opt-In and Opt-Out Cities

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Taxpayers Association Names Billy Hesterman as New Vice President

Taxpayers Association Names Billy Hesterman as New Vice President

18 September 2014

The Utah Taxpayers Association has named Billy Hesterman as its new vice president. Hesterman comes to the association from the Daily Herald in Provo, UT where he was working as the political reporter covering the Utah Legislature. His first day at the Association will be Tuesday Sept. 30.

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Vote YES on Amendment A

Vote YES on Amendment A

02 September 2014

The Utah Constitution prohibits having more than two members of the same political party on the Tax Commission at the same time. The 2014 Legislature overwhelmingly approved a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would eliminate that partisan requirement. This fall voters will have the final say, voting on November 4 whether to approve Amendment A. Your Taxpayers Association encourages Utahans to vote YES on Amendment A.

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It’s Time for Utah to End  K-12 Teacher Tenure

It’s Time for Utah to End K-12 Teacher Tenure

25 August 2014

Utah is a pioneer in enacting education reforms that provide an economic return on our investment. Part of the reason is that our Legislature has limited the ability of teachers unions to manipulate the political system to the detriment of school children. Nevertheless, recent developments in California and the Midwest, traditionally bastions of union support, show just how much further Utah can go in limiting the negative effects of public employee unions.

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Friends of the Taxpayer

Friends of the Taxpayer

21 August 2014

The Friend of the Taxpayer designation is given each year to senators and representatives that score 90% or better on the Utah Taxpayers Association Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard contains the most important bills to Utah taxpayers that the legislature considers each year. Below you will find the names of legislators who have earned this distinguished [...]

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Taxpayers Association Offers to Work with UTOPIA Cities in Developing Unbiased Non-Binding Opinion Survey

Taxpayers Association Offers to Work with UTOPIA Cities in Developing Unbiased Non-Binding Opinion Survey

19 August 2014

As the six cities who continue to pursue UTOPIA’s “utility fee” model plan a non-binding opinion survey of their residents, the Utah Taxpayers Association is offering to help these cities develop a useful survey instrument.

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FY 2013 School Spending Report Released

FY 2013 School Spending Report Released

15 August 2014

Each year, your Utah Taxpayers Association collects the financial and statistical data for Utah's school districts and charter schools. This information compares the spending trends between school districts and outlines how school districts spend taxpayer dollars.

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UTOPIA Headed to the Ballot?

UTOPIA Headed to the Ballot?

06 August 2014

Mayors from the six UTOPIA cities that voted to move forward to Macquarie's Milestone 2 announced that they want voters to weigh in on the uNOpia tax through an opinion question on the ballot this November.

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The Utah Taxpayer – Newsletters

The Utah Taxpayer – Newsletters

09 September 2014

The Utah Taxpayers Association publishes a monthly newsletter, The Utah Taxpayer. Email kelsey@utahtaxpayers.org to have the newsletter sent to your inbox every month.

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