What's New?

Editorial by John Florez: Bureaucracies perpetuate poverty

11 May 2013
Fighting poverty is a growth industry that perpetuates the cycle of poverty. We have created a vast network of specialized social service bureaucracies that help people based on symptoms rather than causes. It's like giving a patient an aspirin when…

Deal with feds reached: Utah slated for two online health exchanges

10 May 2013
Reform • A deal struck by Herbert will keep Avenue H for Utah's small businesses, let the federal government run a market for individuals.

Child poverty rate still rising

28 April 2013
ST. GEORGE — Despite steady job growth and general improvement in the Utah economy, the state's rate of childhood poverty is still on the rise. Other related articles: Utah child poverty rates still rising (Daily Herald, 5-2-13) Utah child poverty…

Utah child poverty rate rises to 16%, as high as 36% in some counties

27 April 2013
Child poverty is on the rise in Utah, a trend child advocates say drives down many other measures of child well-being.

Number of children living in poverty in Utah continues to rise

29 April 2013
The number of Utah children living in poverty is continuing to increase, according to the KIDS COUNT 2013 report released this week.

Utah's child poverty rate rising, 2013 KIDS COUNT report says

26 April 2013
Child poverty is on the rise in Utah, a trend child advocates say drives down many other measures of child well-being.

Kids, poverty data released Thursday at Salt Lake City summit

25 April 2013
KIDS COUNT • Annual data provides foundation for community problem solving.

Op Ed by Tracy Gruber, Tax Day helps Utah’s low-income workers

18 April 2013
It might be too soon to talk about the virtues of taxes with Tax Day 2013 barely behind us. Clearly, passions are high on the subject given the number of debates on social media. But, for nearly one in five…

Op Ed by Karen Crompton, My view: Do more for child abuse prevention

09 April 2013
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. When it comes to prevention, where do we start? A critical first step is investing in efforts to strengthen and support families in need.

New Paper: Making Health Insurance Exchanges Work for Kids

02 April 2013
It is critically important that state policymakers understand and address the key components of Exchange design and implementation that will positively affect children and their access to care.