INVEST IN UTAH'S FUTURE
IT'S TIME TO INVEST IN UTAH'S FUTURE
From the Wasatch Front to red rock country, Utahns agree that not many things are more important than our families, our kids, and our communities. We all want to do all we can to make the best possible future for them and for this state that we love.
But too often our political leaders think that what we want most is more tax cuts. They've passed, on average, $100 million of new tax breaks every year for nearly 40 years. Needless to say, most folks like paying less in taxes, but these tax breaks now add up to $4 billion dollars that we don't have available every year to invest in education, infrastructure, clean air, and other critical foundations of Utah's future prosperity and quality of life.
The Invest in Utah's Future Coalition is comprised of Utahns from every part of our state working together to focus public attention on how we can create a better future when we decide -- together -- to invest in Utah's future.
In the wake of decades of tax-cutting, unmet needs are piling up and becoming more urgent. We have identified over $5 billion in unmet needs in areas such as education, health care, rural development, disability services, housing, and many others.
Click to learn more for about why we should be investing in Utah's future.
IN THE NEWS
PRESS RELEASES & MEDIA
Watch our January 2023 press conference below as our coalition members urge state leaders to prioritize investing in Utah's unmet needs over tax cuts.
Our November 2021 press conference on the Utah State Capitol steps:
- Deseret News: Time to invest more in education, housing, water and other areas, group says (Jan 2023)
- KJZZ: Local organizations oppose statewide tax cuts, call for investing in Utah's future instead (Jan 2023)
Should Utah surrender to the tax cut competition? (SL Tribune op-ed February 2022)
2022 Deseret News/Hinckley Institute poll: Only 25% support tax cuts
Utah children 'drowning in unmet needs,' according to new budget report (KSL 12/9/21)
Do not cut taxes, Utah advocacy groups tell lawmakers (KSL 11/8/21)
Advocates call on Utah legislature to avoid cutting taxes (FOX 13 11/8/21)
Utahns’ top priority for budget surplus? Spend it on education, poll says (Deseret News 10/31/21)
The high price of lower taxes in Utah (SL Tribune Op-Ed 3/1/21)