That is disgracefull to have that amount of leftover revenue, and still continue
to leave our prisons understaffed due to extremely low pay, which in turn leaves
the public at risk without enough officers to control inmates in or out of the
prisons. Not to mention the finacial struggle the officers families go thru, as
well as the worry of the risk associated with the job. We should be asshamed of
the way we compensate our law enforcement as well as our soldiers. Legislature
stop filling your pockets and take care of the men and women who protect us each
day from the violent people in our communities
Snow Springs elementary school in Lehi has 1400 kids. Nine first grade
classes.And yet we sit on funds that should building schools and
We can't even get enough teachers to fill our schools due to the poor pay and
poor working conditions (huge class sizes).This really is criminal.
The Republicans who have the majority rule along with Ecclesiastical leaders
need the funds to enscript young men and women for ther overseas dirty wars.And
to pay the pockets of those poor souls, whose houses are not quite high enough
on the Wasach Front to look down on the poor.It cost money to fund
corrution, wasnt you aware of that!
Why can't we reduce class sizes in the schools?Why can't we hire
enough teachers and pay them a decent salary?Why?Our
We need a property tax revolt in Utah. There is obviously excess taxes being
collected and the only question is priority. Small amounts till next budget year
is all that should be carried forward. Way too much collected and allocated.
This state either taxes or places a fee on anything that moves or does not move.
I say lets tax the big non profits (churches, healthcare, credit unions) so the
rest of us can have some fee and tax relief. I was going to upgrade my car but I
did not feel like paying both a sizeable sales tax and also a property tax. On
the other hand, houses are undertaxed thus education gets shorted big time.
Yet my son sits in a class of 40 science students in the 7th grade.Ridiculous.
Why are we paying state taxes if they have a surplus? I assume we can be tax
free for the next few years. Correct?
Ditto!!!!!!! This is tax payers money. Return the money to taxpayers. Lower
our taxes. This is suppose to be the most conservative state but yet we are
among the highest taxed. Of course it doesn't help when the only more liberal
republican govenor than Huntsman is Arnold.
Yet we spend less per a student than any other state. If the state is flush
with cash, why did the Legislature and the Governor only pass a 3% increase in
education spending that doesn't keep pace with growth? What is the money being
It seems too me like when you have that much surplus cash lying around it would
give the lawmakers more opportunity too fatten their own wallets.But then, i'm
not a politician.
GIVE IT BACK NOW!!! THE STATE TOOK TOO MUCH!!!