Tax Reform

Governor Cox Discusses the Secret to Utah’s Success at ALEC 48th Annual Meeting

Governor Spencer Cox addressed the ALEC 48th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. He cheered on Utah’s successes, including earning a number 1 ranking in the ALEC-Laffer Annual Report Rich States, Poor States for 14 years in a row. Governor Cox noted that the “secret sauce” to Utah’s success is, “the ability to work together and collaborate on very divisive issues,” also known as “The Utah Way.”

Governor Cox lamented that “The Utah Way” is what made America the greatest nation on earth, but as Americans become more polarized, we are seeing less willingness to collaborate with one another. He told the story of his family experiencing persecution for the religious beliefs but still flying the American flag. The flag represents the ideals Americans strive to live up to. “Government is not designed to solve all our problems…and it was never designed to do that,” Governor Cox commented, “If we don’t solve each other’s problems with other institutions government will be the last resort…when government steps in to do it, we do it poorly.”

In Depth: Tax Reform

Mainstream economists, small business owners and taxpayers across the country understand that growth-oriented reforms mean increased opportunity for all. As demonstrated by the annual Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index, sound tax and fiscal policies are critical to economic health, allowing businesses and households to flourish. A…

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