ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

A prominent supporter of the arts speaks out on the hidden side of Salt Lake County's ZAP tax that will be on the ballot this November.

Municipal Tax Distribution System Creates The Wrong Incentives

Municipal Tax Distribution System Creates The Wrong Incentives

Utah's municipal tax distribution system incentivizes cities to attract low-wage retail jobs that generate sales taxes. Instead, cities should be attracting high-tech high-pay companies that will raise the quality of life for Utahans.

Taxpayers Association Working to Limit Automatic Property Tax Hikes

Taxpayers Association Working to Limit Automatic Property Tax Hikes

Following the release of the State Auditor’s performance report in July, exposing problems with the way “new growth” is calculated, your Taxpayers Association has been busy working to resolve multiple issues revealed in the report.

Tax-Related November Ballot Questions

Tax-Related November Ballot Questions

With fall quickly approaching, it’s time for voters to educate themselves about the variety of state and local ballot issues they’ll be voting on this November. Your Taxpayers Association is following Amendment A at the State level, and local ballot issues in Eagle Mountain, Farmington, Logan and Salt Lake County.

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.

ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

16 October 2014

A prominent supporter of the arts speaks out on the hidden side of Salt Lake County's ZAP tax that will be on the ballot this November.

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Municipal Tax Distribution System Creates The Wrong Incentives

Municipal Tax Distribution System Creates The Wrong Incentives

08 October 2014

Utah's municipal tax distribution system incentivizes cities to attract low-wage retail jobs that generate sales taxes. Instead, cities should be attracting high-tech high-pay companies that will raise the quality of life for Utahans.

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Taxpayers Association Working to Limit Automatic Property Tax Hikes

Taxpayers Association Working to Limit Automatic Property Tax Hikes

02 October 2014

Following the release of the State Auditor’s performance report in July, exposing problems with the way “new growth” is calculated, your Taxpayers Association has been busy working to resolve multiple issues revealed in the report.

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Tax-Related November Ballot Questions

Tax-Related November Ballot Questions

24 September 2014

With fall quickly approaching, it’s time for voters to educate themselves about the variety of state and local ballot issues they’ll be voting on this November. Your Taxpayers Association is following Amendment A at the State level, and local ballot issues in Eagle Mountain, Farmington, Logan and Salt Lake County.

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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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The Utah Taxpayer – Newsletters

The Utah Taxpayer – Newsletters

07 October 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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Royce Van Tassell Leaving Taxpayers Association

Royce Van Tassell Leaving Taxpayers Association

22 September 2014

After seven years as vice president of the Utah Taxpayers Association, Royce Van Tassell has accepted a position as executive director of the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools. He will start that position full-time on October 1, 2014.

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