A new report released today by the Utah State Auditor shows that while government employees receive salaries lower than market rates, they are given compensation packages, including a pension, that are higher than what private...
While Utah strives to maintain an image of “best for business” and “best managed,” its 88,150 restrictive regulations reveal a much different picture.
Like Santa, SWAT's making a list… and, hopefully, checking it twice before they invade someone's home.
Utah has become very good at winning what could be called, “best of the worst” awards: “Best Managed State”, “Best State for Business”, “Best Economic Outlook." But as a deeper reading of the recently published Fraser Institute’s...
As we enter the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, let's remember that today is Giving Tuesday. We’ve had our fun with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but may we remember the reason for the season.
Beware the graveyard of bad policy ideas. Just when they seem to be defeated once and for all, they rise up from the grave again. We affectionately call these policy ideas “zombies.”
The Alpine School District offers a great example for how public schools can respect the right of parents to excuse their child's absences.
For as long as anyone can remember, Utah has either had a shortage of water or has been in danger of having one. This comes as no surprise considering Utah’s arid climate. Periodically a public conservation campaign, funded by...
Justice and Due Process
Holding a raccoon or allowing a swine to run at large can land you in jail in Utah… but with new legislation on the way, hopefully for not much longer.
A new ranking for Utah teachers suggests that things are going pretty well, providing another reason why the Our Schools Now tax increase is unnecessary.