Runaway healthcare costs are the gift that the federal government wants to keep on giving. The gift this year for consideration? Medicaid expansion, which is on your ballot in the form of Prop 3.
Another year, another proposal to increase taxes — and this time, it’s a group called Our Schools Now asking Utahns to raise their gas taxes in the form of Question 1 on your voting ballot.
If more money is truly the goal, then let’s stop kicking the K-12 education gas can down the road. Question 1 merely perpetuates a problem—and it certainly isn’t a solution.
Utah had half a billion tax dollars in surplus. But the money was quickly spent, and then followed by a tax increase. Why?
This bill would create a massive property tax increase by freezing the basic rate. By 2022, it would balloon to over $125 million in added taxes per year.
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.
Elected officials like to tout Utah as the best managed state, but this is a hard idea to stomach when you look at the many taxes that have been increased in recent years.