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2019 Legislative Outlook Conference Electronic Packet

2019 Legislative Outlook Conference

Hosted by: Utah Taxpayers Association, with sponsorships from Merit Medical, Comcast, EOG Resources, IM Flash, WCF Insurance, and Walmart,

Monday, January 7, 2019

8:30 Examining the Sales Tax and User Fees when Funding Transportation: Rep. Kay Christofferson – AUDIO
8:45 Perspective from the Utah Senate: Majority Leader Senator Evan Vickers and Majority Whip Senator Dan Hemmert – AUDIO
9:00 The Governor’s Proposal for Tax Modernization: Governor Gary Herbert – AUDIO
9:15 Perspective from the Utah House of Representatives: Speaker Brad Wilson – AUDIO
9:30 Removing Tax Barriers on Small Businesses: Senator Dan McCay, Rep. Karianne Lisonbee – AUDIO

9:45 Personal Property Tax Burden on Utah Businesses: John Lair, CEO, Momentum Recycling – AUDIO

10:00 How Should Utah Adjust to Potential Economic Changes? Robert Spendlove, Chief Economist, Zions Bank – AUDIO and PRESENTATION

10:20 Should Utah Expand the Sales Tax Base? How Should Other Taxes Adjust: Phil Dean, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget; Rep. Tim Quinn, Rep. Steve Eliason – AUDIO and PRESENTATION

10:40 2019 Priorities for the Utah State Tax Commission: Commission Chairman John Valentine – AUDIO and PRESENTATION

10:55 Why Utah Needs to Modernize Education Funding Through Equalization Efforts: Senator Lincoln Fillmore – AUDIO and PRESENTATION

11:10 Preparing Utah’s Workforce for High-Demand, High-Wage Jobs : Howard Stephenson, President, Utah Taxpayers Association – AUDIO

11:20 Looking Ahead to Utah’s FY 2020 Budget Priorities: Senator Jerry Stevenson – AUDIO and PRESENTATION



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