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Park City School District’s House Purchase Highlights Problems in Utah Education Funding

Park City School District’s House Purchase Highlights Problems in Utah Education Funding

Recently the Park City School District’s Board of Education approved of purchasing a home for its new Superintendent to the tune of $870,000. Located in swanky Jeremy Ranch, this property is worth more than double the average home in Utah ($313,000). In 2018, not only did the School Board purchase this property, but they also […]

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Guest Commentary: A Vote for Proposition 3 – Medicaid Expansion – Will Bring Unexpected Costs to Utahns

Guest Commentary: A Vote for Proposition 3 – Medicaid Expansion – Will Bring Unexpected Costs to Utahns

by Senator Dan Hemmert (R – Orem)

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2018 Highest Paid City Employee Report

2018 Highest Paid City Employee Report

Does your city pay its employees more than the state pays the Governor? In an analysis of 2017 employee compensation of the 50 largest cities in the state of Utah, it was found that 29 of the 50 cities pay at least one employee more than Governor Gary Herbert’s annual total compensation. The governor’s salary, […]

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$611 of Average Utahns’ Income Goes to City Government

$611 of Average Utahns’ Income Goes to City Government

Utah citizens are paying roughly $611 of their income to city government, which is roughly $24.72 of each $1,000 earned by residents in the city. This represents 2.4% of taxpayer income. The average cost of city government per $1,000 of income earned by city residents increased $0.39 over the previous year. The Utah Taxpayers Association’s […]

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Statement Regarding Supreme Court’s Online Sales Tax Decision

Statement Regarding Supreme Court’s Online Sales Tax Decision

Today the Supreme Court, in its South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. ruling, led the way for states to more simply begin collecting sales tax from retailers that may not have physical presence in the state of Utah. Because these taxes are already due through the state income tax return filing on the use tax line, […]

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My Corner: The High Cost of Education Mediocrity

My Corner: The High Cost of Education Mediocrity

April marked the 35th anniversary of the 1983 Nation at Risk report which identified a ‘rising tide of mediocrity’ in American public and higher education. The Ronald Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) was held on April 12 in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the anniversary of that seminal report and assess what progress, if any […]

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