It’s Time for Utah to Rethink Gas Taxes, Not Raise Them

As the legislative session is set to begin, one of the biggest rumblings coming out of the legislature have been around increasing gasoline taxes and/or indexing future gas taxes to gas prices. While there is definitely a case to be made for increasing the funding for our roads, it is time to look at better options for funding them instead of just raising taxes. With the current proposal on the table, the gas tax would go up by around 10 cents a gallon initially and then be further adjusted on a yearly basis…

Why Utahns Should be Concerned about Actions in the Crimea and Ukraine.

Ukraine and Crimea

The news is replete with Machiavellian images from the Crimea and Ukraine. Russian tanks and military vehicles rolling through city streets. Masked soldiers with no insignia on their uniforms toting automatic weapons among unarmed citizenry. A deposed Ukrainian President. The press rings their hands while diplomats and politicians both past and present weigh in with opinions. Commentary varies from political ping pong on Putin’s part to the inevitable resurgence of the Soviet Union and the resurrection of the Cold War. Regardless of the political motivations rolling around inside of Putin’s…