In this episode of Utah Thrives, we sit down with Utah State Auditor John Dougall to discuss his views on the state’s fiscal challenges, particularly in light of the recent tax reform effort. We also discuss the transportation funding questions that he suggests stand at the heart of the matter. The conversation touches on both of Utah Foundation’s most recent reports, Now What? A Citizen’s Tax Reform Troubleshooting Guide (February) and EDTIF Elevated? Utah’s Evolving … Continued
Monthly Archives: February 2020
Writing on tax reform back in December, I quoted Thomas Jefferson: “Politics … holds up the torches of martyrdom to the reformers of error.” Well, apparently state political leaders saw the glow of firelight coming over the hillside, because the tax reform in question was quickly thereafter thrown out. This leaves the issues that motivated reform unresolved. To give Utahns a better idea of what that means, Utah Foundation recently released “Now What? A Citizen’s … Continued
In this episode of Utah Thrives, Utah Foundation bids farewell to Communications Director Dan Bammes, and we reflect on his long career in broadcast. We also discuss the evolution of journalism and what it may mean for engaged citizenship.