Achieving Breakthrough Results at the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs

Colby Oliverson News, Success Stories

One of the goals of the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (UDVMA) is to connect veterans to available federal, state, and local resources to help veterans live a successful life. This effort includes helping veterans process fully developed claims (FDCs) to receive compensation for various expenses.  After applying the SUCCESS Framework to its claims processes, the department more …

NPR: Utah Is Ready To Move Into 2nd Phase Of COVID-19 Response

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Utah is approaching the second phase of the Utah Leads Together plan. This is possible due to the state’s early efforts in approaching the pandemic as not only a medical problem, but also an operations problem. Along with medical expertise, we need logistical and operational expertise to build a machine that can move all of the parts necessary to contain …

A person runs in the Boston Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on April 1. Photographer: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg

Bloomberg: U.S. States Prepare Test-and-Trace Programs to Reopen Their Economies

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Several states have launched new efforts to contain Covid-19, laying plans to test aggressively and track the potentially infected with help from nonprofits, universities and the private sector. Massachusetts, Utah and North Dakota are among those working on the kinds of comprehensive strategies that public-health experts agree are needed to arrest the coronavirus’s spread and lift the social-distancing measures that …

US News: Minnesota, Utah Among States Best Prepared for Coronavirus Economic Upheaval

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STATES SUCH AS Minnesota and Utah that both conduct regular stress tests to prepare for unexpected shocks to economic growth and tax revenues and that have robust rainy day funds are among those better positioned to ride out the worst of the ongoing coronavirus-fueled economic crisis, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts report published on Thursday. Read More>>

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 …


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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 …