Tag Archives: spending

Union pensions: the next government bailout?

A recent Weekly Standard (WS) article chronicles a coming financial and economic crisis in union pension plans with gloomy implications for Utah’s (and the nation’s) economy. In short, the article describes a scenario in which these plans may become the … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: HB 210 – save or spend?

For anyone with a personal budget, it’s the eternal question: “Do I spend just about everything I have on my current needs and wants, or do I shrink my spending budget so I have money to put into savings? If … Continue reading

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How Utah can prevent the pain of budget cuts

  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 below, … Continue reading

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Overspending will kill your Christmas cheer

  “Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.” -Unknown With the holidays nearly upon us, I was thinking about all the good memories I have about Christmas and the good feelings associated with … Continue reading

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Education spending and the danger of narrow policy thinking

  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 recently … Continue reading

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

  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 continues … Continue reading

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