Fox 13: Gov. Herbert tours juvenile detention facility and talks with offenders on their progress

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Governor Gary Herbert visited Decker Lake Youth Center in West Valley City Wednesday, and he met with some of the juveniles offenders who are incarcerated there. “We recognize that sometimes our young people get off on the wrong foot, going down the wrong pathway. We have an opportunity to help them and correct that,” Herbert said. Gov. Herbert has a …

FAQ: ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT UTAH’S NEW TAX LAW

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1. How will the new tax law affect me personally? It’s difficult to say without knowing your specific income or household size. But we can tell you that about 85 percent of Utahns will pay less under our new tax system than they paid under the old one. Factoring in adjustments to sales tax and gas tax, we have cut …

Utah Ranked as the Best State for Millennials

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Each state was ranked 1 to 50 in four categories: Millennial Unemployment Rate Average Student Loan Debt Millennial Home Ownership Percent Of Millennials Living In Poverty All four categories were then averaged together, each weighted equally. The higher score in each category, the lower the rank. For example, 43% of Utah millennials own a home, the highest of any state, …

Deseret News: Gov. Gary Herbert – Why Utah needed tax reform

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Utah governance is defined not only by our thriving and diverse economy, but also by our willingness to look down the road and tackle tough issues before they become a crisis.  Reforming tax policy is always difficult. It’s technical, it’s complicated and it can be difficult to both explain and to understand.  So, when Utahns express concerns about the upcoming …

Tax Reform Package Includes a $160 Million Tax Cut and a $70 Million One-time Tax Cut

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Good news for Utah taxpayers: the tax reform package that passed on Dec. 12 during a special session includes a $160 million ongoing tax cut plus an estimated $70 million one-time tax cut. The enacted legislation ensures Utah’s economy stays competitive while also alleviating some of the tax burden placed on Utah families. The state is able to provide a …

Forbes: Utah Ranks Among The Fastest Growing States In The Nation. Here’s Why.

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Utah’s economy is booming thanks to a combination of strong employment growth, a vibrant tech industry and collaboration between business, labor and government.  The Beehive State ranks among the fastest-growing states in the nation, with a 1.9 percent growth in population from 2017 to 2018 and is the youngest state in the nation with a median age of 30.5 years. …

FOX Business: Top 5 states with the best economic outlooks

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1. Utah2. Idaho3. North Dakota4. Nevada 5. Indiana The Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore said on FOX Business’ “Bulls and Bears” on Monday that Utah got the top spot for many reasons, including its flat-rate income tax of 5 percent and its lack of an estate tax. “Utah spends … less than any other state per pupil on education, on public education, …

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Gov. Herbert and Utah Legislature announce consensus revenue estimates for upcoming legislative session

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Gov. Herbert asks legislature to double tax cut amount from $80 million to $160 million *Press Release by Office of Gov. Gary R. Herbert Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Legislature jointly announce new consensus revenue estimates for the State of Utah for the coming legislative session. An estimated $482 million in new ongoing revenues and about $200 million …