Press Release Archive

Top 10 Reasons to End the Earmarks

28 January 2016
Coalition of Advocates, Social Service Providers Call on the Legislature to “End the Earmarks” Salt Lake City, UT–On Thursday, January 28 at 10:45 am at the Capitol, a coalition of social service providers and advocates called on the Utah Legislature…

Utah’s Insurance Rate for Hispanic Children is the Worst in the Nation

13 January 2016
Voices for Utah Children proposes state policy solutions to address the problem.   Salt Lake City, UT – A report released today cites Utah as the worst state in the nation at enrolling Hispanic children under 18 in health insurance…

Advocates Celebrate Congressional Wins for Children

17 December 2015
Salt Lake City—Voices for Utah Children welcomes the news that a bipartisan agreement has been reached to prevent provisions of the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from expiring. In particular, we applaud Utah Senator Orrin…

New Report: Utah Has One of the Lowest Rates of Health Coverage for Children in the Nation

28 October 2015
  Report Points to Failure to Expand Medicaid as Reason Utah Is Falling Further Behind Salt Lake City—A report released today shows that while most of the nation experienced significant gains in children’s health insurance coverage between 2013 and 2014,…

New Research Attributes Most of Utah’s Gender Gap in Wages to Discrimination

22 October 2015
However, other factors, such as education and occupational choices, make Utah's gap one of the highest in the nation. Discrimination explains most of the gender wage gap in Utah, according to new research released by Voices for Utah Children. Only 27%…

New Census Data Show Utah Incomes Up, Poverty Down but Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

17 September 2015
  But Tax Credits Could Shrink for Lower-Income Utahns with Children if Congress Does Not Act New Census Bureau data released today show that 11.7% of all Utahns were living below the federal poverty line in 2014. Children were even…

New Census Data Show that Utah is Falling behind in Health Insurance Coverage

16 September 2015
Accepting Medicaid Expansion Dollars Would Help   Salt Lake City—Census Bureau data released today show historic gains in health insurance coverage across the nation. In contrast, the proportion of Utahns with health insurance coverage improved more modestly, from 14.0% in…

Janis Dubno of Voices for Utah Children Selected for Federal Appointment

09 September 2015
Dubno will continue Utah's pioneering early education work on a national scale. Salt Lake City—Voices for Utah Children is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Education, in conjunction with the Policy Innovation Lab at the University of Utah,…

Utah Children’s Budget Report 2015

03 September 2015
Utah Investing 6% Less in Children Today Compared to Pre-Recession State Budget   Public investment in Utah children is 6% lower per child than it was before the 2008-2009 recession, according to the third edition of the Utah Children’s Budget…

Save Pro-Work, Pro-Family Tax Credits for Utah Families

25 August 2015
Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit provisions will expire unless Congress acts Salt Lake City –115,000 Utah families with 258,000 children are at risk of losing all or part of their federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and…