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Analysis shows that SB270 would increase taxes for nearly ALL Utah families, Allison Rowland, Ph.D.

02 March 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011 SB 270 would increase the state sales tax on groceries while decreasing the sales tax on other items. Analysis of actual spending patterns shows that this bill would result in a net tax increase for Utah…

Not about health care - Salt Lake Tribune Guest Editorial, Lincoln Nehring

23 February 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011 “Herbert waits on blocking federal health reform” (Tribune, Feb. 11) highlights the problem with the health care conversation: It’s not about health care. Click on link below to view full article in pdf format. Not about…

Sick kids priced out of health insurance - Salt Lake Tribune

05 January 2011
Friday, December 24. 2010 Under the new healthcare law, Becky Smith can finally purchase insurance for her 12-year-old son Nathan who has epilepsy. But she recently found out that adding Nathan to their family policy will nearly double their monthly…

Utah Health Insurance Exchange gets new leader - Salt Lake Tribune

22 December 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Utah has again tapped a local health insurance brokerage to find a leader for its online Health Insurance Exchange. Patricia (Patty) Conner comes from Ceridian Corporation in South Jordan where, like her predecessor Matthew Spencer, she…

McEntee: Two votes — one a win, one a loss - Salt Lake Tribune

21 December 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 This past weekend, the U.S. Senate cast two crucial votes — one on whether to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and one on the Dream Act. When it was over, the LGBT community…

Judge’s ruling on health law ‘a great day’ for Hatch - Salt Lake Tribune

14 December 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010 A federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that Congress exceeded its power by mandating that everyone have health insurance, marking the first major legal setback for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Sen. Orrin Hatch,…

Study: Most kids' medicines have confusing directions - KSL News

02 December 2010
Tuesday, December 2, 2010 A new study shows almost all over-the-counter medicines for children have confusing directions, which could increase the chance caregivers will give kids the wrong dose. Click on link below to view article in pdf format. Study:…

Failure to extend unemployment benefits unacceptable - Salt Lake Tribune Guest Editorial, Karen Crompton

29 November 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010 Congress should extend unemployment benefits. "Allowing the program to expire would be a harsh blow to an already weak recovery and to the millions of jobless workers who cannot find employment now." Click on link below…

Voices for Utah Children In the News

29 November 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010 Click on links below to view articles in pdf format. Unemployment hits 16- to 24-year-olds hardest (Deseret News, 11-26-10)Utah to remind health insurers of obligation to cover kids (Salt Lake Tribune, 11-22-10)Utah among best in employer-based…

Utah Tax Review Commission Appointment

15 November 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010 Allison Rowland, our Tax and Budget Director, has been appointed as a member of the Utah Tax Review Commission (TRC). The TRC was created by the Legislature to comprehensively review the tax laws and the political subdivisions of the state and…