Amendment G would expand uses of income tax for programs for kids, disabled

October 21, 2020 (Deseret News)

The Utah Foundation’s recent report, “On The Ballot,” analyzed all seven proposed constitutional amendments before Utah voters. The independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization says the fiscal impact of Amendment G is “unclear.”

“The definition of programs that “support children and … support individuals with a disability” is not well-defined and is subject to interpretation. The Lieutenant Governor’s Office estimates that up to $600 million is currently spent on such categories. Still, the vagueness of the categories makes it difficult to understand how much money might not go to schools because it can be redirected to services previously covered by the General Fund,” the report states.

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