Utah’s Focus on Economic Growth also Benefits Education

In the doldrums of summer and while the rest of the political world is fixated on Obamacare subsidies and same-sex marriage, I thought I would bring the conversation back to Utah for something really important: Can Trey Lyles help the Utah Jazz win the NBA Championship in 2016? Just kidding. Instead, let’s talk about Utah’s unique approach to government — specifically, economic development — that starts at the top. For as long as I’ve lived in Utah, gubernatorial candidates have made their major campaign theme “Education”.  Over and over I have…

First, Do No Harm (Part 3): Taxation, Appropriations, Efficiencies (and Domestic Horse Disposal)

Taxation, Appropriations, Efficiencies (and Domestic Horse Disposal) Jim Nielson, AIA, is a Senior Principal with CRSA and a Utah State Representative. First, Do No Harm is a series of posts about how what happens on Utah’s Capitol Hill affects public, business, and personal budgets. This segment continues to look at new legislation and analyzes its consequences on both our business and personal pocketbooks. Missed a Part? Part 1 Part 2 Revenue and Taxation In a more traditional sense, actions by government affect both sides of the public ledger. Some policy…