Utah Economy

Why are the jobs not filled with so many unemployed people in the Utah economy?

Despite a record number of claims for Utahn unemployment benefits each week, some companies are struggling to find workers to fill the vacancies. Vernon Hanssen, CEO and co-owner of Gourmandise, a gourmet bakery and café based in Salt Lake City, said finding candidates for hire in the food and restaurant …

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Rep. Chris Stewart: Democratic ‘COVID-19 relief’ won’t let Utah cut taxes

With the signing of the Democrats’ $ 1.9 trillion expansive COVID-19 relief bill, they did something they couldn’t achieve on Election Day: control all 50 state legislatures. Placing these legislatures under the direct control of Congress violates the Supreme Court’s anti-requisition doctrine. But they did it anyway. For Utah, where …

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The stage is set for Romney to act on climate change

My future and that of the planet depend on it. (Screenshot via Grabien) Senator Mitt Romney appears on “Meet the Press” on December 20, 2020. By Aarushi Verma | Special at The Tribune | April 16, 2021, 4:30 p.m. Our growing clean energy economy – like much of the global …

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Utah tax collections jumped by more than $ 1.5 billion, with billions more in federal spending going to the state

Utah lawmakers plan special session in May to distribute billions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid (Rick Bowmer | AP) Republican Mike Schultz at the Utah State Capitol in February 2020. A special session is scheduled for May 2021 to distribute additional income to taxpayers. | April 16, 2021 at …

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New study reveals problem with airborne microplastics

While microplastics research previously focused on the impact on rivers and oceans, a new study highlights the growing threat of airborne microplastics. Plastic is not new, but the result of decades of accumulation in the environment. Scientists consider plastic pollution one of the “the most pressing environmental and social issues …

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What is the infrastructure? It’s a matter of gender, to begin with

A recent tweet New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – with her reams of sneaky answers – is currently summing up a key infrastructure divide in Washington. Paid leave is an infrastructure.Child care is an infrastructure.Caregiving is infrastructure. – Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 7, 2021 “Paid leave is an infrastructure. Child …

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Students help Governor Cox and Lieutenant Governor Henderson celebrate their first 100 days in office

Details Written by Holly richardson Category: Featured Articles Created: 15 April 2021 The Cox-Henderson administration marked its first 100 days in office by visiting students from Morgan Elementary, Morgan Middle School and Morgan High School. Governor Spencer Cox, Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson and First Lady Abby Cox met with students …

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Equity and diversity among the keys to economic success in Utah, according to a panel

For the Beehive State to maintain its current level of economic prosperity, ensuring that people of various circumstances have the opportunity to participate in that success will be key, a panel of Utah leaders said on Wednesday. Research by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute showed that in 2015, 79% …

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Utah could be weeks away from lifting COVID-19 restrictions

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah could be weeks away from lifting long-standing health restrictions put in place by the COVID-19 pandemic. The law project, dubbed the “COVID-19 endgame”, will begin to end public health orders once the state meets certain criteria for virus cases, hospitalizations and vaccinations. Right now, the …

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