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This one infographic illustrates America’s financial peril

Tweet Ricochet’s Jon Gabriel put together this infographic illustrating the extreme state of America’s finances, brought to you by a bipartisan coalition of fast-spending Republicans and Democrats:   A sobering infographic, to be sure, but it pales in comparison to … Continue reading

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How Utah can prevent the pain of budget cuts

Tweet   Want to minimize the negative impact of spending cuts on public schools, law enforcement and other government services during hard economic times – while also keeping state spending under control during times of prosperity? In the video report … Continue reading

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Education spending and the danger of narrow policy thinking

Tweet   On Friday we wrote about not trying to “keep up with the Joneses” in regard to public education spending. Today I’ll make a few more observations about recently released spending data. A story from the Salt Lake Tribune … Continue reading

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Don’t mind the Joneses; do what’s best for Utah

Tweet   Trying to keep up with the Joneses can be damaging to one’s home environment – and to a state. Oft-expressed concerns about Utah’s public education funding highlight what I mean. According to a new Utah Foundation report, Utah … Continue reading

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Hillyard warns budget cuts are going to sting

Tweet With a $313 million structural imbalance in the Utah budget, state lawmakers are considering multiple options for cuts – and regardless of which option the Legislature chooses, some agencies are going to hurt. “There’s going to be people impacted … Continue reading

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