Evelyn Everton: Taxes for everybody!

Welcome to Utah, where, in 2015, elected leaders haven’t seen a single tax increase they didn’t like. First, the Legislature voted to raise property taxes by $75 million. Then, they raised the gas tax by .05 cents per gallon. Now, county officials have added a hike in the sales tax in 17 counties. This latest tax increase is an effort by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and its member companies to “improve transportation infrastructure” in Utah. There are two things that are almost certain to improve if the sales…

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to recognize Utah for its performance in the Enterprising States Project [UPH Wire]

For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards Public Information Officer 801.538.1509 desk 801.755.3085 cell edwards@utah.gov   U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to recognize Utah for its performance in the Enterprising States Project What: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will highlight Utah as the best performing state overall for the past two years in its national Enterprising States study. A state-specific report will offer an in-depth review of the policies being implemented to address economic performance and job growth in Utah. Who: Gov. Gary R. Herbert U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation…