January 27, 2011
2011 Utah Taxpayers Association Legislative Watchlist
The 2011 legislative session is well underway and your Taxpayers Association has released its legislative watchlist. The watchlist will be continuously updated throughout the legislative session, tracking dozens of bills and highlighting the priorities of your Taxpayers Association.
To learn more, attend the Taxpayers Association Legislative Committee meetings every Thursday morning at 7:00 AM in the Kletting Room of the east building of the State Capitol. For additional updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Career-Focused Degrees Result In Higher Income
Florida employment data has revealed that recent community college graduates with associate of arts degrees earn $31,836 on average. While graduates of even the shortest non-degree certificate programs in technical and science fields earn $37,356 on average. This dramatic earning gap continues to increase when comparing college graduates with bachelor of arts vs. bachelor of science degrees.
Senator Steve Urquhart is addressing this issue in Utah with legislation to increase mission based funding for technical and science degrees. Read about his proposal in our January newsletter.
Governor Herbert’s State of the State Address
Governor Herbert gave his State of the State address on Wednesday night, emphasizing the need for energy development, job creation, a focus on education and a “spirit of self-determination.” Governor Herbert explained, “I firmly believe — if we as a state fail to vigorously fight to protect and defend our rights under the Constitution, those rights will invariably be seized and usurped by the federal government.”
Read Governor Herbert’s State of the State Address
Your Utah Taxpayers Association has moved to a new office in Draper. Our new address is 656 East 11400 South, Suite R, Draper, Utah. We are located in the Harmons shopping center. Our phone and fax numbers have remained the same.
Utah Taxpayers Association
656 East 11400 South, Suite R
Draper, Utah 84020
Phone: (801) 972-8814
Fax: (801) 973-2324