Utah Thrives Podcast | Interview with Kathleen Riebe

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The Utah Thrives podcast has invited candidates of the second Congressional District Special Election to speak with Utah Foundation board member Thomas Young. In these interviews, Thomas asks questions relating to the Utah Foundation’s Utah Priorities Project and how these candidates hope to address the issues most important to Utah voters. In this edition of Utah Thrives, Steven Everett joins Thomas to speak with Utah State Senator Kathleen Riebe. This podcast has been edited for … Continued

Utah Thrives Podcast | Interview with Brad Green

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The Utah Foundation has invited candidates of the second Congressional District Special Election to speak with Thomas Young. In these interviews, Thomas asks questions relating to the Utah Foundation’s Utah Priorities Project and how these candidates hope to address the issues most important to Utah voters. In this edition of Utah Thrives, Thomas Young speaks with the Libertarian nominee, Brad Green. This interview was edited for brevity.

Utah Thrives Podcast | Interview with Celeste Maloy

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The Utah Foundation has invited candidates of the second Congressional District Special Election to speak with Thomas Young. In these interviews, Thomas asks questions relating to the Utah Foundation’s Utah Priorities Project and how these candidates hope to address the issues most important to Utah voters. In this edition of Utah Thrives, Thomas Young speaks with the Republican nominee, Celeste Maloy.

Op-ed: Don’t just read the headlines on inflation

Written by: Shawn Teigen

I implore you to avoid just reading the headlines. Instead, read the whole story. We should all know that by now, having been repeatedly suckered into stories with alluring clickbait across the internet. For instance, you may have seen or heard that “Consumer prices heated up in July.” Here is a better headline for you: “Consumer prices are perhaps the only thing that didn’t heat up in July.” Inflation had been trending down, and it … Continued

Utah Thrives Podcast | Interview with Becky Edwards

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The Utah Foundation has invited each of the Republican primary candidates for Utah’s 2nd congressional district special election to speak with Thomas Young. In these interviews, Thomas asks six questions relating to how these candidates would address the issues most important to Utah voters. For instance, what could Congress do about housing prices? And what about healthcare costs and accessibility? In this edition of Utah Thrives, Thomas Young speaks with Becky Edwards who served as … Continued

Utah Thrives Podcast | Utah Voter Priorities

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In this edition of Utah Thrives, Thomas Young interviews Utah Foundation President Shawn Teigen about the results of the 2020 Priorities Project. They discuss past priorities and theorize about how voters’ priorities might change in the upcoming 2024 election season.

Op-ed: Ways we can make Utah safer for bicycles

Written by: Shawn Teigen

Bikes are the best. They are good for our physical and mental health, as well as for economic, environmental and practical reasons. OK, not everyone feels that way. Many drivers would prefer not to share the road with bicycles, or pedestrians, for that matter. Further, many who would like to bicycle are reluctant for one reason or another. A top reason for this reluctance is danger. That makes sense, particularly given a recent spike in … Continued

The Revenue Report: Utah’s Consensus Projections Approach

Written by: Christopher Collard

Utah estimates the state’s future tax revenues using a consensus approach. It is undertaken by the Utah’s Revenue Assumptions Working Group – a collection of economists and experts from the Governor’s and Legislature’s staff, the State Tax Commission, and state academic institutions and departments.1 This approach is not the way all states estimate revenue. In other states, such as New Jersey, the Governor’s staff creates one revenue estimate and the legislature’s staff creates a differing … Continued

Op-ed: Is our inflation too high? The math, explained

Written by: Shawn Teigen

Seeing inflation at nearly 5% for April was not great. But had it been 2%, that could have been even worse for some Utahns. It is all about the math. Speaking of math, if you dine out, you have probably felt the increase in restaurant prices. This is in part because overall food prices are up by 20% since the pandemic began. I have certainly felt it. My family went out for a congratulatory lunch … Continued