Tax and Budget

Every day, our state and federal governments raise and spend tax revenue in ways that profoundly affect families and children. Choices states make about investing in schools, health care, child care, and other services can either help create opportunity and prosperity for people or hold them back.

Voices for Utah Children works to fight poverty by examining Utah's tax and budget policies and analyzing their impact on children, particularly those from low- and moderate-income families that are most at risk for not completing their education or otherwise not achieving their full potential. We identify evidence-based fiscal strategies to strengthen struggling families, often by means that save taxpayers money in the long run.