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Each year we read each of the 800+ bills that are proposed and curate a list of the best and worst for you to track and help influence.


Judge Rules Pleasant Grove Imposed an Illegal Tax

In late 2018, Libertas Institute organized a lawsuit against Pleasant Grove over its adoption of a transportation utility fee that was really a tax. Yesterday, Judge Jared Eldridge of the 4th District Court ruled against Pleasant Grove regarding the key issue...

Justice and Due Process

Let’s protect the right to keep your phone locked

Do you unlock your phone with your finger or face? Many people do. However, should law enforcement be allowed to compel you to unlock your phone using these features?

Free Market

Herriman Trains Staff After Violation of State Law

Herriman staff violated the law, and have now been told they were wrong.

Free Market

How Utah can welcome better innovation

What are regulatory sandboxes? They are unique legal classifications that create space for regulators to temporarily freeze regulations and criminal penalties for a defined time period. This allows private companies to develop or introduce an innovative...


Where has Utah’s Tax Reform Landed?

UPDATE: This article now reflects the final Senate Bill 2001, that was passed in special session on December 12, 2019. The following is a commentary on the tax reform proposal passed out by the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force on December 9,...


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