Over 150 Attendees Help Make 2018 Legislative Outlook Conference a Success

On Monday, January 8, 2018 the Utah Taxpayers Association held its annual Legislative Outlook Conference at the Grand America Hotel.

With over 150 attendees, plus top leaders discussing tax policy and what citizens and taxpayers can expect during the upcoming legislative session, the Conference was a huge success.

We heard from top lawmakers from both the House of Representatives and Senate, and policy experts on topics to be considered during the 2018 Legislative Session, including:

– Effects of federal tax reform on Utah’s income tax revenue
– Modernizing Utah’s tax code
– How to fund transportation heading into the next 40 years of population growth
– Shining the light on Utah’s hidden level of government – adding transparency in taxation by Utah’s special service districts

Did you miss it? Good news! You can listen to the entire conference right here! Just click on any of the presentation titles below to hear from the speaker.

Adjusting Utah’s Tax Code to Help Utah Families – Rep. Dan McCay
Ensuring Utah is Prepared for Future Transportation Needs – Rep. Kay Christofferson
How does Federal Tax Reform Impact Utah? – Joe Henchman, Tax Foundation
Utah Tax Reform: Modernizing Utah’s Tax System – Sen. Howard Stephenson and Rep. Steve Eliason
Strategic Workforce Investments – Sen. Ann Millner
Previewing the FY 2019 Budget – Sen. Jerry Stevenson
Equalizing Utah’s Property Tax System to Boost Local Education Funding – Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
Utah State Tax Commission Legislative Priorities for 2018 – Commission Chair John Valentine
Increasing Accountability of Utah’s Local Service Districts – Sen. Deidre Henderson
A view on state tax reform from the minority party – Rep. Brian King
The House Plan for State Tax Reform – Speaker Greg Hughes
The Senate Plan for State Tax Reform – Pres. Wayne Niederhauser

You can also view the digital presentations by clicking on their individual names below.

– Rep. Kay Christofferson
– Sen. Howard Stephenson and Rep. Steve Eliason
– Sen. Ann Millner
– Sen. Jerry Stevenson
– Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
– Chair John Valentine

The Legislative Outlook Conference also produced a great deal of media coverage from Utah’s outlets. Take a few moments to see what reporters had to say.

Salt Lake Tribune
ABC 4
Utah Policy
Deseret News

Thanks for helping making our conference a success!



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