Tag: income tax

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 the following statement:  “As we’ve

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Tax reform falls short this session, but conversation continues

This article originally appeared on ABC 4. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Time ran out on a massive tax reform bill during the legislative session, but the conversation is moving forward. “Broaden the base and lower the rate.” That has been the rallying cry for tax reform in

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‘It’s a lot like The Hunger Games’: Utah education groups react to push to spend income tax money on things beyond public schools

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Brad Asay said he was “flabbergasted” and “perplexed” to learn Tuesday that the Utah Senate had voted the night before to allow spending some of the state’s income tax, earmarked exclusively for public education, on services for the poor, the disabled and

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Senators reject bill to raise income tax on richest 1.5% of Utahns

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Utah senators rejected a move Wednesday to raise the state income tax on the richest 1.5 percent of residents to better fund schools. Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, asked the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee to vote on his SB104. But members — after speaking against it — decided

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A bailout for public education

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– Here in Utah, the way we pay for public education is backwards. Right now, the more your family takes advantage of public education, the less your family has to pay for it. That’s because the

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