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Canyons School District Proposes $50,000 Starting Teacher Salary with Property Tax Hike

The Canyons School District recently announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Canyons Education Association that, starting this fall, would give teachers a $7,665 salary increase. That would be a double digit percentage increase for all teachers and would set the starting salary for a teacher at $50,000 per year. The district plans […]

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Americans Pay 29% of their Income to Taxes, According to New Report

Most Americans believe that tax season ends on April 15th. While that is the day that both federal and state tax returns are due by, it doesn’t mean that’s the end of paying taxes. In 2019, Americans are expected to pay $3.4 trillion in federal taxes and $1.8 trillion in state and local taxes. That’s […]

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Utah Taxpayers Association Celebrates Utah’s #1 Rank for 12th Year In A Row for Economic Outlook in 2019 Rich States Poor States Report

Utah has ranked number one in economic competitiveness and economic outlook for the 12th year in a row, according to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 2019 “Rich States, Poor States” report. Utah holds the #1 spot in the nation for twelve years in a row, thanks to the calculated work of state legislators and […]

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My Corner: Bright Spots in Educational Outcomes Must Be Scaled Systemwide

My Corner: Bright Spots in Educational Outcomes Must Be Scaled Systemwide

A few years ago a Time Magazine editorial related a twist of the story of Rip Van Winkle who awakens in the 21st century after a hundred year snooze and is of course utterly bewildered by what he sees. ‘Every place Rip goes just baffles him. But when finally he walks into a school room, […]

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Cannon’s Canon: Cutting the income tax rate is the right move for Utah

Cannon’s Canon: Cutting the income tax rate is the right move for Utah

This article was originally published in the Deseret News on April 29, 2019. While the debate over “tax modernization” and expanding the sales tax base to include services rages on, Utah has a solution staring it right in the face: Cut the income tax rate. We’ve heard policymakers argue that additional revenue needs to be […]

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The Utah Taxpayer: April 2019

The Utah Taxpayer: April 2019

2019 Session: There’s Still Plenty of Work to Do in the Coming Months Now that we’ve had some time to digest the 2019 General Session, one topic dominated much of the conversation. But plenty of other issues boiled up that will affect taxpayers for years to come. Let’s review what happened, and what to expect. […]

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