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Utah’s leaky budget bucket

04 June 2012
Balancing Utah’s budget each year should involve carefully weighing all competing priorities for scarce resources. Unfortunately, this time-honored method of allocating state dollars among competing needs has been quietly undermined in recent years.  Utah's leacky budget bucket (Salt Lake Tribune,…

Utah Medicaid inspector recoups $10 million in taxpayer funds

24 May 2012
Health reform • Inspector general seeks to recoup extra $20 million in inflated hospital-emergency charges. He has gotten some bad press and push-back from hospitals, but it’s been a productive first year for Utah’s Medicaid Inspector General (OIG).Lee Wyckoff and…

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!

26 April 2012
Sam the Eagle has experienced quite a journey around the state, seeing some of the ways that taxes benefit Utahns of all ages. We have created a 2 minute video of her travels, including some stops we didn’t post earlier.…

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!

13 April 2012
Sam the Eagle has experienced quite a journey around the state, seeing some of the ways that taxes benefit Utahns of all ages. We have created a 2 minute video of her travels, including some stops we didn’t post earlier.…

Report: Few states effectively measure benefit of tax breaks

13 April 2012
Study • Utah among many that need regular evaluation to see if incentives spur job growth. Most states, including Utah, could do a better job tracking whether their tax breaks for businesses are actually spurring job growth, including some that…

JOIN SAM THE EAGLE AS WE COUNTDOWN TO TAX DAY 2012.

13 April 2012
Paying taxes is not just a civic duty. Taxes play a vital role in making Utah a great place to live and raise our families. Follow Sam’s journey on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahChildren and email your own ideas about why taxes…

Did Utah’s failure to protect health data violate federal law?

13 April 2012
Technology • Medicaid breach also punches holes in consumers’ confidence that their info is safe. The hacking of a Utah server containing Medicaid data has exposed a weakness — and a double-standard — in how the state handles sensitive health…

JOIN SAM THE EAGLE AS WE COUNTDOWN TO TAX DAY 2012.

09 April 2012
Paying taxes is not just a civic duty. Taxes play a vital role in making Utah a great place to live and raise our families. Follow Sam’s journey on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahChildren and email your own ideas about why taxes…

Medicaid data breach far worse than reported

02 April 2012
Cyber invasion • Number of victims has risen to 181,604; some Social Security numbers compromised. A huge proportion of the state’s Medicaid clients — two-thirds of them children — are victims of hackers who broke into an inadequately protected computer…

JOIN SAM THE EAGLE AS WE COUNTDOWN TO TAX DAY 2012.

03 April 2012
Paying taxes is not just a civic duty. Taxes play a vital role in making Utah a great place to live and raise our families. Follow Sam’s journey on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahChildren and email your own ideas about why taxes…