Tag: Jonathan Ruga

How should we rebuild?

Jonathan Ruga is the vice-chair of the Better Utah Board. Brian Jones is director of government relations at Sentry Financial. COVID-19 has impacted our world in extraordinarily negative ways. Millions have been infected, hundreds of thousands have died, many of our healthcare systems have been exposed as grossly inadequate, and broad swaths of local and

Read More »

Outdoor Retailer brings products, politics for last Utah show

Source: Deseret News The political and emotional tug-of-war over the destiny of Utah’s public lands is on center stage this week as Outdoor Retailer Summer Market begins its four-day run in Salt Lake City beginning Wednesday. This year’s event features former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who will keynote an industry breakfast on Wednesday with remarks

Read More »

Op-ed: Sutherland Institute: Think tank or advertising agency?

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune The Sutherland Institute, Utah’s self-proclaimed conservative think tank, suggests that it is a fact-based organization and that its positions and messages rise above the political fray. Well, its recent series of videos about Bears Ears suggests otherwise. Sutherland launched an ad campaign attacking the Obama administration and calling for the

Read More »

Op-ed: It’s time to make the VITA Program permanent

Source: Deseret News Massive income and wealth disparities are pervasive in our country, dividing our communities and threatening our democracy. Here’s an alarming fact: The top quarter of 1 percent of Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. We see the negative effects of these disparities in our schools, in our health

Read More »

“His fair share”: SLC joins nationwide Tax Day protests.

Source: City Weekly As is custom, candidates vying for the highest office in the land reveal their tax returns as a part of the modern vetting process Americans have come to expect. But President Donald Trump has proven time and again that he isn’t one for propriety. Under the premise that he was waiting for

Read More »

UTAH PATRIOTIC MILLIONAIRES DELIVER LETTER TO SEN. HATCH

Salt Lake City, Utah – Millions of Utahns will file their taxes this week, but thousands of hedge fund and money managers, earning millions of dollars per year, will pay at a lower tax rate than teachers, firefighters and most ordinary Americans. A group of Utahns, the Utah Chapter of the Patriotic Millionaires, want this

Read More »

Utah Patriot Millionaires deliver letter to Sen. Hatch

Source: KCSG Television Millions of Utahns will file their taxes this week, but thousands of hedge fund and money managers, earning millions of dollars per year, will pay at a lower tax rate than teachers, firefighters and most ordinary Americans. A group of Utahns, the Utah Chapter of the Patriotic Millionaires, want this changed and

Read More »