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Utah ranks 20th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Utah ranked 20th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Utah ranks 14th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Utah ranked 14th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Utah has 27th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Utah finished 27th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers: Utah not among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Utah ranks 29th highest for pass-through business tax rates, study finds

Utah finished in a tie for 29th in a Tax Foundation analysis of tax rates levied on pass-through businesses.

Utah ranks 39th for rental car tax rates, study finds

Utah finished in a tie for 39th in a Tax Foundation analysis of effective car rental excise taxes – ranked from highest to lowest.

Dollar’s value in Utah ranks 26th highest among the 50 states, study finds

Utah finished in a tie for 26th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of relative purchasing power within each state.

South Salt Lake ranks the most dangerous of Utah cities, study finds

South Salt Lake was ranked the most dangerous city in Utah in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state.

Utah ranks 38th best for police officers, study finds

Utah was ranked 38th in a WalletHub.com study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

Congressman Ben McAdams quiet on USMCA

Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

Highland ranks the richest of Utah towns, study finds

Highland was ranked the richest town in Utah in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Utah ranks 31st highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Utah finished 31st in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

Utah ranks 11th lowest for state tax collections per capita

Utah finished 40th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

South Salt Lake ranks the poorest of Utah towns, study finds

South Salt Lake was ranked the poorest town in Utah in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: University of Utah ranks 131st best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

University of Utah finished in a tie for 131st in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

By the Numbers: Brigham Young University-Provo ranks 53rd best in the nation for its public affairs program, study finds

Brigham Young University-Provo finished in a tie for 53rd in a peer-assessment ranking of the best public affairs schools by U.S. News that examined 285 campuses around the nation.

Utah ranks 5th in hospital safety analysis

Utah finished fifth in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

Utah State University ranks 30th best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

Utah State University finished in a tie for 30th in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Wayne County ranks the poorest of Utah counties, study finds

Wayne County was ranked the poorest county in Utah in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Summit County has fastest growing local economy in Utah

Summit County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Utah in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

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