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College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Utah

Kyle Whittingham, head football coach at the University of Utah, earned $3.8 million in 2018, making Whittingham the highest-paid public employee in Utah last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Utah to reach $7.7 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Utah arts agencies are projected to reach $7.7 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $2.44 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Utah levies a total tax on lodging of 5%

Hotel room bills in Utah tack on a total state lodging tax of 5 percent, the 36th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Utah are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

1,729 borrowers in Utah filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Utah who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 1,729, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$290.3 million in federal research dollars flowed to Utah in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Utah totaled $290.3 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Utah received nearly $12.4 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $12,382,110 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Utah, the 11th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

McAdams won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) did not respond to requests for comment from the Utah Business Daily regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Utah 2-year college students pay $3,810 in tuition and fees

Utah two-year colleges charged students $3,810 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 17th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

4 U.S. House members from Utah make $174,000 annually

Each of the four U.S. House of Representatives members representing Utah draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Utah 4-year university tuitions jumped 61.5% over 15 years

Utah four-year public university tuition and fees went from $4,435 in 2004-05 to $7,162 in 2019-20, the 19th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Utah legislators make base salary of $285 per day

State lawmakers in Utah now draw a base salary of $285 per day, in addition to travel outlays of 54 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Utah community college tuitions jumped 42.8% over 15 years

Utah two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $2,732 in 2004-05 to $3,901 in 2019-20, the 26th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Utah governor makes annual salary of $150,000

The governor of Utah now draws a yearly salary of $150,000, the 21st highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Utah K-12 schools spent $6 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Utah spent an estimated $6 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 2.9 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Utah children in foster care numbered 2,611 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Utah at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 2,611, an 11.6 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Utah, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Utah is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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