If Utah does not provide property tax relief to this population, older Utahns across our state will continue to worry that their property tax bill will be larger than what they can afford, and they might be forced out of their...
Universal licensing refers to a state honoring an occupational license obtained in another state if an individual meets common-sense standards in the new state for which they are seeking a license.
A Utah State University study estimated that occupational licensing in the United States is responsible for 2.8 million fewer jobs and costs to consumers exceeding $20 billion annually.
For Utah lawmakers interested in making a difference for small businesses and consumers, the answer looking forward is simple: Stop offering tax subsidies to big corporations.
We can support these good officers — and better prevent unnecessary uses of force from happening — by continuing to reform our laws to ensure that “bad apples” are not empowered and excused in their ability to abuse authority.
Why did the Utah Department of Health require new parents to fill out an eight-page form with more than 100 questions to get their infant’s birth certificate?
The knee-jerk reaction to more tightly regulate industries and professions every time a customer is dissatisfied tends to hurt honest professionals, who are just trying to do their jobs, more than it prevents negative outcomes.
Science tells us there is no pharmacological difference between crack and powder cocaine in terms of active ingredients, so why treat them so differently under the law?