New Publications

Tell Senator Hatch Not to Repeal the ACA Without Replacing It #ProtectOurCare #CareNotChaos

12 December 2016
Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will cause 273,000 Utahns to lose their health insurance by 2019, new Urban Institute estimates show. Congress plans to move quickly in January to repeal much of the health reform law without enacting a…

Support 12-Month Continuous Eligibility for Utah Kids with Medicaid

09 December 2016
Utah FAQ’s What is 12-month continuous eligibility for children on Medicaid? Continuous eligibility is a state option that allows children, up through age 18, to maintain Medicaid coverage throughout the year, even if families experience a change in income or…

How the EITC is Helping Utah Families Succeed

21 September 2016
The Secret of Utah’s Success The secret of Utah’s success has long been our strong, hardworking families. For many of these families, the secret of their success has been the financial boost they get when they file their taxes, thanks…

Guiding Principles for Juvenile Justice Reform in Utah

02 August 2016
The state of Utah, with the blessing of leadership from each branch of government, has embarked on an analysis of our juvenile justice system with technical support from the Pew Public Safety Performance Project. Community-based organizations and advocacy groups with…

Helping Candidates Do Their Homework

14 July 2016
2016 Candidate Briefing Guide 2016 is an important election year in Utah. The public offices on the ballot in November include the following: U.S. Senate U.S. House of Representatives Governor and Lt. Governor Half of the State Senate The entire…

A Comparative Look at Utah and Colorado: Standard of Living

29 June 2016
In Part I of the Working Families Benchmarking Project, we evaluated economic opportunity in Utah, using neighbor state Colorado as a benchmark. In Part II we examine standard of living. Ultimately, it is by standard of living that we judge…

Racial and Ethnic Equity for Children in Utah

17 May 2016
 What We Learned from the 2016 Legislative Session Children of color in Utah face more poverty compared to non-Hispanic White children. As Utah becomes a more diverse state, children are affected by significant racial and ethnic disparities. The 2016 General…

A Tale of Two Utahs: How do Urban and Rural Utah Measure Up?

25 February 2016
It is widely agreed that rural communities have a different set of issues than more urban communities. While all low-income families, regardless of where they live, need connections to support programs and access to economic opportunities, strategies that work in…

2016 Utah Legislative Session

27 January 2016
The 2016 Utah Legislative Session is underway January 25-March 10.  Learn more about issues affecting children that will be addressed during this session: Tax and Budget Issues Creating a State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) End the Earmarks Restoring Revenues…

A Comparative Look at Utah and Colorado: Economic Opportunity

02 June 2016
The goal of the Working Families Benchmarking Project is to identify a variety of economic trends affecting working families across Utah, and then to examine those issues through a comparative lens, evaluating Utah’s overall progress by using a peer state…