Press Release Archive

Press Release: National Medicaid Expert Joan Alker to Discuss New Report on Medicaid Expansion October 2nd

28 September 2018
For Immediate Release: September 28, 2018Contact: Jessie   National Medicaid Expert Joan Alker to Discuss New Report on Medicaid Expansion—and Why Rural Utahns Have the Most at Stake Alker to speak at 9am on October 2nd, at Voices for…

Benchmarking 2018: Utah vs Idaho

17 July 2018
Working Families Benchmarking Project 2018: Utah vs Idaho New Economic Benchmarking Report Finds Utah Ahead of Idaho by Most Metrics of Economic Opportunity and Standard of Living ONE IMPORTANT LESSON: More Education = Higher Standard of Living     Salt…

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

27 June 2018
  Released: Wednesday, June 27 at 12:01 a.m. ET Contact: Terry Haven 801-554-6570 Utah Ranks Sixth Nationwide in Child Well-Being Data shows the state struggles in the area of health where the child death rate continues to worsen. Salt…

Utah Penalized for Large Families in Tax Reform

07 November 2017
For Immediate Release                                     Contact: Matthew Weinstein (see contact info below)  UTAH PENALIZED FOR LARGER FAMILIES IN PROPOSED FEDERAL TAX REFORM  LIKE REST OF U.S., MOST UTAH TAX CUTS GO TO TOP EARNERS Salt Lake City -- A new analysis released…

New Census Data: Utah Roars Ahead on Incomes But Still Catching Up On Poverty

15 September 2017
New Census Data Released Today: Utah Roars Ahead on Incomes But Still Catching Up On Poverty For immediate release September 14, 2017 Contact: Matthew Weinstein 801-364-1182   Salt Lake City – Today the U.S. Census Bureau released the state-level results…

New Census Data Show that Utah Has Made Improvements in Uninsured Rate Thanks to Medicaid, CHIP and the ACA - Press Release by Jessie Mandle

13 September 2017
For Immediate Release: September 12, 2017Contact: Jessie Mandle801-364-1182 New Census Data Show that Utah Has Made Improvements in Uninsured Rate Thanks to Medicaid, CHIP and the ACABut Utah’s Child Uninsured Rate Remains Much Higher than the Rest of the…

New Census Report Shows Utah Still In Last Place in Per-Pupil Education Funding

15 June 2017
For Immediate Release June 15, 2017 Bad News for Utah: New Census Report Shows Utah Still In Last Place in Per-Pupil Education Funding Salt Lake City – The U.S. Census Bureau released yesterday (June 14) its annual comparison of state…

New Study: Utah One of Many States with Business Tax Loopholes, Even as Education Funding Remains Below Pre-Recession Levels

10 May 2017
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Contacts:   Matthew Weinstein, Voices for Utah Children, , 801-364-1182 Jenice R. Robinson, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, 202.299.1066 x 27 or   New Study: Utah One of Many States with…

Voices for Utah Children Releases Utah Children's Budget Report 2017

27 April 2017
For Immediate Release                                Contact: Matthew Weinstein 801-750-8722 Voices for Utah Children Releases "Utah Children's Budget Report 2017" Good News: Real Overall State Per-Child Investment Finally Above Pre-Recession Level Bad News: Real Education Funding Per Student Still 4% Below Pre-Recession Level…

AHCA Could Have Deadly Consequences for Utah’s Most Vulnerable

22 March 2017
Save Medicaid Utah, a coalition whose members include AARP Utah, the Disability Law Center, Utah Family Voices, the Utah Health Policy Project, and Voices for Utah Children, has formed to advocate for preserving and strengthening Medicaid at a time when…