Week 1: Taxes, man
It’s “The Year of the Tax Cut” (again!) according to Utah Legislative leaders. There’s $614 million in surplus and a lot of big ideas on how to spend it. Lawmakers could slash state income tax rates, get rid of the sales tax on groceries or offer taxpayer rebates. This week, we take a trip to the grocery store and hear from a lawmaker and an advocate on what this all means for families.
Recommended Reading and Listening:
- Utah lawmakers and community members want to end the sales tax on food items
- Utah Food Bank expects demand to remain high in 2022
- State Street Podcast: What Would You Do With $21,000,000,000?
- Utah governor’s new budget focuses on ‘investing in our people,’ with money for infrastructure and education
- Utah Senate votes to overturn mask mandates in Salt Lake and Summit counties
- Utah GOP leaders focus on COVID, water and tax cuts on their 1st day back to work