SUCCESS Story: Juvenile Justice Services Youth Recidivism Rate Declining 

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Historically, more than half of youth served by Utah’s Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) reoffend within one year of their original offense; however, recent data indicates this is no longer the case. Goal In April 2018, JJS and GOMB embarked on an intensive effort using the SUCCESS framework to reduce the risk of youth recidivism by 25% by 2021. Strategy JJS …

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, …

Key Tax Reform Takeaways

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For the last several years policymakers have worked hard to draft well-informed policies that rebalance the state’s tax code. During the Dec. 12 special session, a tax reform package passed that will help Utah’s economy stay competitive while also alleviating some of the tax burden placed on Utah families through a $160 million ongoing tax cut and an estimated $70 …

SUCCESS Story: Utah Office of the Medical Examiner

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It is common for people to claim the work they do is “unique” and, as a result, the concepts found in the SUCCESS Framework do not apply to them. Leadership at the Department of Health and the Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) once again demonstrate that everything we do in government can benefit from operational improvements. Read on to …

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 …