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A healthy workforce is a healthy economy. “I don’t offer free breakfast out of kindness to my employees, I do so because I know they are more productive when I do. It’s a business investment,&...
Now it can be told. The statute of limitations has run out. Now, I can confess my crime, and my love affair with Derks Field. Before it was Derks Field, it was called the Community Park, built in 1915 in Salt L...
There are solutions to intergenerational poverty. As with any government entity in our system of government, nothing will change until the citizens demand it.
Professionals have created a big “social industrial complex” that deals with symptoms of poverty and not the causes. Intergenerational poverty is a family problem, not an individual one, and must be...
The lawmakers want to make political points by lambasting federal money and big government then work hard to get federal money. For politicians that say they don’t want federal money, it’s ironic th...
Somehow, some of the current slate of legislators seem to only give lip service to their principles, then do the opposite. Issues may change; principles should not.
Sen. Howard Stephenson, chairman of the Education Committee, wants to start a $2.8 million bureaucracy that duplicates and circumvents the constitutional responsibility of the Utah State Board of Education.
In our two-party system, the friendly opposition is supposed to challenge policies that allow for public debate. However, in Utah where one party dominates, it discourages public scrutiny vital for good policym...
One of the characteristics of insulated institutions, such as the Utah Legislature, is to defend the status quo by stonewalling, ignoring, deafness and discrediting its critics. So don’t expect the Legisl...
The question taxpayers should ask lawmakers is, “If this were your own money, would you spend it this way?”