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Published: Friday, June 28 2013 11:10 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, Utah

We all ought to feel very proud that our state taxes the daylights out of us and spends such little money on education. Imagine what our rating would be if we didn't spend millions of dollars on UTA contracts rewarding companies to not build our highways.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

What were the other 8 states? Maybe DN didn't publish them to keep Utahns from moving...

Nibley, Ut

According to US Bureau of Economics, Utah ranks 31st in mandatory tax and fee burden per $1,000 of personal income. It's well below the national average. It vexes me that people in this state are disappointed in news like ones in this article. Utah is not perfect, but it is much better off than most states. Forbes has ranked Utah as no. 1 for business in the US for the past 3 years.(GDP growth at 2.6% annually since 2006 as opposed to .5% nationally). Additionally, Utah has multiple cities that have ranked at or near the top Nationally as best places to live.

DN Subscriber 2

Well done legislators!

But, we would be even better off if we cut spending further, eliminated more debt and lowered taxes so people can spend THEIR money as THEY see fit.

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