Utah’s Health Care Conversation Moves Ahead

Written by: Dan Bammes

Those who attended Utah Foundation’s Across the Spectrum event on April 2nd got a different kind of legislative wrapup, including a discussion of the most important thing the legislature didn’t do – act on Governor Gary Herbert’s proposal to provide health care to Utahns who don’t qualify for Medicaid or for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Healthy Utah was passed in the Utah Senate, but had so little support among Republicans in the House … Continued

Tax Burden as a result of HB362 and SB97

Written by: Shawn Teigen

How will the 2015 Utah Legislature’s increases on gas and property taxes affect Utahns? It may bump our respective state and local tax burdens ranking up just a bit. While in 2012 Utah saw the lowest tax burden that we have in at least 20 years, a new analysis by Utah Foundation’s Christopher Collard shows that downward trend may stabilize or reverse by 2016 and 2017. This table is simply an estimate. The 2016 data … Continued