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Proposed income tax cut doubled as ‘Santa’ and ‘The Grinch’ protest the Utah legislature’s tax overhaul bill

This story originally appeared at Fox13.com. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — House Speaker Brad Wilson proposed doubling the income tax cut to Utahns to $160 million under a new version of a massive tax overhaul bill. In an interview with FOX 13 on Friday, the …

Press Release: Better Utah responds to ERA ratification bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Representative Karen Kwan announced her intent to run a bill in the coming 2020 General Legislative Session that would make Utah the 38th state to ratify the ERA. As the 38th state to ratify, Utah would be …

Doing our part during the holidays

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving day with minimal family drama, plenty of great food, and a moment to reflect on the historical, cultural and political meaning of this holiday. As a U.S. born citizen, the Thanksgiving holiday has been embedded in my traditions as a day …

Press Release: Better Utah responds to tax reform draft

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – After the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force committed a “Friday news dump” by releasing the latest version of its tax reform proposal late in the afternoon today, Alliance for a Better Utah’s executive director, Chase Thomas, issued …

Chris Stewart: Trump’s Loyal Sycophant

A recent poll found that 70% of Americans are closely watching the ongoing impeachment hearings. I am one of those Americans, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since I work in politics. Whether it’s listening to the proceedings on my phone while commuting or watching the livestream on …

Press Release: Better Utah Calls for Removal of Oil and Gas Director

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2019 BETTER UTAH CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF OIL AND GAS DIRECTOR Salt Lake City, UT – On Tuesday afternoon, legislative auditors released the results of their investigation into the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining, revealing a lack of oversight by the division …

Press Release: Better Utah responds to tax reform draft

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Tax Force released the over 100-page draft of the much-anticipated tax reform bill. The tax proposal includes restoration of the full sales tax on food, lowers the income tax rate, and proposes …

Victims of Communism Day is no way to counter disenchantment with capitalism

If you weren’t even aware today is Victims of Communism Day in Utah, you’re likely not alone. Nothing other than rhetoric is planned, apparently, for the day mandated by a new Utah law. That’s because Victims of Communism Day is little more than a political volley, a manifestation of the …

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