Utah’s $400 million surplus: Some Legislators want to reward the rich

Of course!  And wouldn't ya know, it's an election year next year - how conVENient!  Excerpts from the article,Utah state government could have an extra $400 million next year, again fueling a tax-cut debate when lawmakers convene in mid-January. "Tax cuts will absolutely be part of the debate" during budget-setting in the 2008 Legislature, which … Continue reading Utah’s $400 million surplus: Some Legislators want to reward the rich

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More on salary increases

Also in today's news is this item:Utah County leaders' salaries rising: Growth to help cover increasesBy the end of 2007, Utah County commissioners will have received nearly $20,000 in salary increases in just three years.       But they're not alone. Other elected officials in Utah County benefited from a pay raise at the … Continue reading More on salary increases

Why is Raising Minimum Wage a Question?

The Utah Governor's Office is going to release a "study" on raising minimum wage this Thursday. The "study" cost $50,000 and had 12 people on the "study" panel. The "study" resulted in no conclusive recommendations, therefore waiting until Congress raises the federal minimum wage (which hasn't been done in eight years). Why is it that … Continue reading Why is Raising Minimum Wage a Question?