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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 …

WSJ: Why Utah Has Become America’s Economic Star

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Which of the 50 states has the best economic outlook? For each of the past 12 years, Arthur Laffer, Jonathan Williams and I have answered that question in “Rich States, Poor States,” an index of economic competitiveness published by the American Legislative Exchange Council. Every year the top performer has been Utah. In our 2019 report, Idaho, Arizona and Florida nearly …

KUTV: 2020 census comes with changes, challenges – especially in rural Utah

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Getting an accurate count during the census means more federal funding for the state and local communities. But there are parts of Utah that are notoriously under-counted.KUTV In 2020, the days of a census survey delivered to your door will be a thing of the past for most people. “This will be a unique census. It will be different than …

Governor’s Office: Governor Herbert Welcomes Tier 3 Gasoline to Utah

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Today Gov. Gary Herbert joined Marathon Petroleum Corporation and its Speedway gas stations in celebrating Marathon’s Utah Refinery’s recent conversion toTier 3 fuel production.  26 Speedway gas stations across Utah will begin selling Tier 3 gas on January 1.  With this multi-million dollar investment and conversion, Marathon is leading the way on critical investments to improve Utah’s air quality. A …

Deseret News: 10 categories where Utah ranks No. 1 in the United States

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Whether you are a fan of the diverse landscape, outdoor accessibility, or the robust local economy, Utah is a great place to live. While the locals have their reasons for choosing to stay and live in the Beehive State, there are nationally-recognized reasons, too. Based on lists from a variety of reputable sources and statistics, Utah ranks first in many …

Smart Asset: Best States for the Middle Class – 2019 Edition

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1. Utah ties for the third-highest percentage of households falling within the middle class. Approximately 47.3% of households in Utah made between $35,000 and $100,000 in 2018, suggesting that the middle class is stronger within the state than in many other places in the U.S. Utah has the lowest measure of income inequality of any state, with the lowest Gini …

Seek Business Capital: Best States To Start A Business

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Utah Overall Rank: 1 Business Tax Climate Rank: 9 Startup Activity Rank: 13 As the No. 1 best state to start a business, Utah has top marks across several categories in the study. From 2013 to 2018, Utah’s working-age population grew by 9 percent, from a little over 1.8 million to now closing in on 2 million.  Read more>>

Utah Receives National Recognition for Use of Data and Evidence to Improve Outcomes

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SALT LAKE CITY – At an event today in Washington, D.C, co-hosted by the National Governors Association, Results for America named Utah as one of five Leading States that are effectively using data and evidence to improve outcomes for residents. “In Utah, we understand how to sift through data to find key pieces of information that can make the biggest impact. Doing …