In this episode of Utah Thrives, we hear Spencer Cox and Chris Peterson talk about Utahns’ top priorities: Health care (costs and accessibility) State taxes and government spending K-12 education Jobs and the economy Public health / COVID-19 pandemic
This episode of Utah Thrives draws from our ongoing Utah Priorities 2020 Project. The discussion explores how Utahns’ perspectives changed from February to July, as well as other intriguing findings.
This episode of Utah Thrives draws from our recent Breakfast Briefing on income inequality in Utah. The discussion with University of Utah professors looks especially at social mobility, health and education challenges in Salt Lake County.
This episode of Utah Thrives pulls back the curtain to tell the hidden story of the legal and financial struggles of lower-income Utahns. We talk with retired Chief Justice Christine Durham and bankruptcy attorney Peggy Hunt of the Utah Bar Foundation. This podcast builds on Utah Foundation’s new report, The Justice Gap: Addressing the Unmet Legal Needs of Lower-Income Utahns.
You won’t want to miss this episode of Utah Thrives, where you’ll find out why teleworking employees are more productive and you’ll hear about the multiple goals the state is addressing through teleworking — from air quality to rural employment. We talk with Jeff Mottishaw, senior consultant with the Operational Excellence Team in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, who discusses how the state’s teleworking program has gained momentum with the coronavirus crisis. This podcast builds on … Continued
In this episode of Utah Thrives, Utah Foundation Research Analyst Christopher Collard and President Peter Reichard discuss the new Utah redistricting statute and the challenges of redistricting in our state. The conversation follows Utah Foundation’s release of a new brief on redistricting and an interactive citizen redistricting tool.
In this episode of Utah Thrives, we examine the lessons from a past crisis and explore how the COVID-19 crisis may change things forever.
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
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.
The number of vehicles powered by electricity has been growing steadily in Utah, but they’re still only 1.6% of new vehicles sold in the state. Eventually, they’ll have an impact on air quality, but that’s years away. A new research report from Utah Foundation shows there may be opportunities to have a bigger impact sooner by focusing on trucks and buses powered by electricity or other alternative fuels such as natural gas. In this edition … Continued