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Utah pension plans are 90% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of theUtah public pension plans stands at 90%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

San Juan rated least livable among Utah counties, study finds

San Juan was ranked Utah’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

Utah ranks 5th highest on distilled spirits taxes

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

$362,674 in annual income gets you into Utah’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $362,674 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Utah, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Utah ranks the lowest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Utah ranked 46th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

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.

Rep. Kay Christofferson Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

Utah state Representative Kay Christofferson (district 56) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

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.

Rep. Christine Watkins Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

Utah state Representative Christine Watkins (district 69) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

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.

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