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Utah tax reform: Why the sales tax and why now

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By: Kristen Cox, Executive Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (originally published in Utah Policy ) Utah is widely recognized as one of the best-managed states in the nation, and for good reason. Leaders and residents think ahead and tackle issues before they become a crisis. Tax reform is no different. We need to make the necessary changes …

Prudent Budget Management

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Utah’s Historical Budget Culture by Phil Dean, Budget Director and Chief Economist Our Sister States This spring as I participated in conference calls with bond rating agencies, I was surprised at how impressed the rating agencies were that Utah not only differentiates between ongoing and one-time revenue, but that we actually budget to these revenues and track our structural balance. …